State of the Publishing Industry

photo by James Tarbotton

With Amazon not shipping print books and bookstores barely open, how’s the publishing industry doing? Well, believe it or not, so far, so good. State of the Publishing Industry Prior to coronavirus lockdown, in August 2019, the Association of American Publishers reported the following numbers: Net revenue for hardback, paperback, mass market, and board books…

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Barnes & Noble Sold: What Will Happen Now?

I love bookstores. Maybe even more than I love books (maybe). The smell is intoxicating and invites me to sit in a comfy chair, crack a book and read until someone kicks me out. If it has a coffee bar, even better. While I’m a bigger fan of small, independent bookstores, I’ll never drive passed a Barnes & Noble without stopping. So when the news came out a couple of weeks ago, I got curious.

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Book Cover Design: What Authors Need to Know

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The Hotsheet

Ever heard of The Hotsheet? If you haven’t signed up for The Hotsheet yet, or if you’ve never even heard of it, let me be the first to tell you to sign up. It’s terribly difficult to sift through the epic mountains of marketing data on the internet and this does it for you. I almost…

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Let’s talk log line

Photo by Jon Tyson

What exactly is a log line? Well, think about this: You’re chatting with the barista at your favorite coffee house about the extra hot, skinny hazelnut mocha no whip you just can’t start your day without and who sidles up beside you to order? The agent of your dreams. A reader of exactly your type…

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Fiction Genres Matter

Do you know why fiction genres matter in the publishing industry? Because you, as a fiction writer, want to sell books. Now, maybe you could invent your own genre like Stephen King or J.K. Rowling or Kurt Vonnegut. But if not, the safest bet is to pick an established fiction genre until you are so…

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