Beneath the Cover focuses on the changing worlds of evolving media, publishing and platform building.
Dare to dive beneath the covers of the “New Publishing” industry?
… Read more Not every writer who self-publishes will be successful, but more often than not, a self-published author can make a mark. As Ann Voss Peterson said in a co-interview with J.A. Konrath on his excellent Newbie’s Guide to Publishing Blog, while she as a self-published author making better money than with
You can blog your way to a book.
Here are five reasons that may give you the confidence to start your project.
1. You keep your daily writing manageable… Read more . Many people are afraid of scaling the mountain of finishing an entire book. But if you look at your book
… Read more Barnes & Noble has always been a place I’ve loved to linger. Lined with comfy couches, and perfumed with the alluring scent of new books and fresh coffee, it’s a booklover’s heaven! But it would appear that the giant bookseller is changing its business model from a “hang-out-and-enjoy” model to
… Read more Perhaps self-publishing is too narrow a term for what has become a significant part of the publishing industry as a whole. Maybe it should be called artisanal publishing, in line with all the purveyors of handmade, hand-crafted, locavore, small-batch goods that have become all the rage along the coasts and
Next week, Book Expo America… Read more will be held in New York. It draws many publishers, many booksellers – mostly independent – and many writers.
For a while it seemed as if the convention would fade away, as publishing upheaval led to confusion in the industry and attendance dropped off.
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In part one of this two-part series, I introduced the concept that your particular “behavioral style” can directly affect your business. As I mentioned at the end of the piece, in this part I will explore the four main behavioral styles so that you can begin to identify which one
… Read more I take advantage of free book downloads. You should, too. It’s a good way to see what the marketplace is like. Smart authors are constantly playing with prices to find the ideal one that will move traffic.
Smart authors who self-publish, that is. Other authors, those who are published by
… Read more E-book sales continue to grow at a remarkable rate, especially for fiction. A BookStats survey – compiled by the Association of American Publishers and Book Industry Study Group – has found that sales of fiction e-books rose 42% last year, representing sales of $1.8 billion.
Nonfiction sales grew too, albeit
… Read more You may have noticed that we live in a post-apocalyptic age. At least fictionally.
Many movies and television and novels have set their plots after an Armageddon-like event, whether it’s a nuclear holocaust or an alien invasion. N smart phones, no entertainment devices, no digital tools, no social media.
… Read more Copy, then find your voice.
Most new writers emulate the writers they most admire. They can’t help but sound like them. Even true originals like Marcel Proust used to do parodies of the writers he was most influenced by. He used this copying as a way of exploring what these