Whether you are publishing with a traditional house, an independent publisher, or self-publishing, the bulk of book marketing responsibility is on you as the author. Many authors are choosing to hire a book publicist to help connect with readers and potential audience members. Before you hire a publicist, it is important to ask a few […]
by Greenleaf Book Group A fascinating and insightful video about the future of publishing. This video was created by the khaki group and presented by the UK branch of Dorling Kindersley Books for an internal presentation, and has since spread throughout DK and Penguin Group. Watch it through to the very end. Things are not […]
by Auburn Rutledge Fox Itâ€™s a problem that most ofus havenâ€™t considered. More writers than ever before look to the ease of the computer and word processing to practice their craft with an unprecedented ease. The days of scribbling notes in margins and scratching through lines has, except for a few nostalgic stalwarts, become a […]
What Your Publisher Does for You by Auburn Rutledge Fox For many aspiring writers, the process from finished manuscript to printed book is mired in mystery and misunderstanding. What, exactly, is the publisher doing from the point it receives your book until the point where eager readers can pick it up in a bookstore? Is […]
On (Book) Covers & Controversy by Auburn Rutledge Fox Everyone loves a good book cover. Thatâ€™s indisputableâ€”good covers catch our eye and drawn us in. Every good cover requires hours of work by the designer as part of a painstaking process to accurately reflect the content while appealing to the tastes of the target audience. […]
Business books donâ€™t look like self-help books donâ€™t look like fiction. This may seem obvious to some…
Itâ€™s hard to deny that it remains more difficult for a woman to be published and become both successful and acknowledged.
Publishing, Avant-Garde continues with topic number two: BLOGS & ONLINE JOURNALS.
By Aaron Hierholzer Thinking back, a bandana may have helped persuade me to buy Infinite Jest. Had David Foster Wallace not looked so impossibly grungy on his dust jackets and back covers, I may have assumed the book to be the work of a pretentious jerk who was published at an age alarmingly close to […]
By Aaron Hierholzer Weâ€™ve told you about sites devoted to tracking Amazon.com sales ranks before, but hereâ€™s a new one: Ranktracer.com. Tracking only books that have been added by users, the service offers several appealing features, including slick flash graphics, estimates of Amazonâ€™s highly guarded sales numbers, and tracking of ranks on international Amazon sites. […]