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Marketing Goal of the Week… Send Out ARCs!

2017-08-28T13:07:39+00:00

Announce the release of your book, reach your audience, and build positive word of mouth by sending out Advance Reading Copies (ARC) to reviewers and columnists before it is available to the public. Put your book directly into the hands of the media to create pre-release buzz in anticipation of your book being available for sale. Publishing a book [...]

Marketing Goal of the Week… Send Out ARCs! 2017-08-28T13:07:39+00:00

The Importance of the Book Title

2017-08-01T10:22:53+00:00

by Karen Jayne Everything always takes longer to complete than you think it will.  This has been especially true for me in regards to finishing my first book.  I was done with the final draft edits.  It was time to sign off on the product and move full steam ahead to printing copious copies and [...]

The Importance of the Book Title 2017-08-01T10:22:53+00:00

Judging a Book By Its Cover

2017-07-28T12:36:00+00:00

by Kajette Solomon With thousands of self-published titles in the marketplace, not to mention competing with titles from traditional publishing, how do you make your book stand out? Bridgeman Art Library, a fine art and cultural image resource with over 40 years of experience licensing images to the publishing industry, has a few tips to get [...]

Judging a Book By Its Cover 2017-07-28T12:36:00+00:00

Birthing a Book

2017-07-28T12:39:39+00:00

by Nancy L. Preston Well, it’s done and I’m such a proud parent. I’ve birthed my book; not in nine months, but nine long years from conception to publication. Oh yes, nine long years of arduous labor, but the outcome was worth the pain. My baby has arrived and I’m euphoric as I strut around the house basking [...]

Birthing a Book 2017-07-28T12:39:39+00:00

Pricing Trends of Today’s Paperback Books

2017-07-28T12:18:37+00:00

by John F. Harnish I just finished reading The Franklin Affair, a novel by Jim Lehrer published as a Random House trade paperback with a cover price of $13.95 – the hardcover version was priced at $23.95, available at the discounted price of $16.76 on Amazon.com or as a trade paperback for only $10.74.  But in the here-and-now of [...]

Pricing Trends of Today’s Paperback Books 2017-07-28T12:18:37+00:00

Publish, Don’t Perish

2017-07-28T12:25:04+00:00

By Marcia Yudkin A decade ago, during a seminar on getting a book published, I cited the average advance from a major publisher and the average time it took to write a book.  A guy in the back row did the math. "What - that's not much better than minimum wage!" he objected.  A [...]

Publish, Don’t Perish 2017-07-28T12:25:04+00:00

Self-Publishing Authors – Beware of Scams!

2017-07-28T12:26:45+00:00

Author-originated self-publishing has produced some nasty con-artists.  These clever crooks are ready to prey upon aspiring authors with all kinds of glorious promises about what they can do to make your book the next best seller.  The warning “buyer-beware” certainly applies-they will tell you whatever you want to hear about your wonderful book just [...]

Self-Publishing Authors – Beware of Scams! 2017-07-28T12:26:45+00:00

The First Commercial Book Publishers Were Book Vendors

2017-07-28T12:27:39+00:00

Here’s a bit of book publishing history. Once upon a time during the colonial days in America, stationary stores and book venders would pay for the printing of an author’s manuscript under the house name of the bookseller with the books being sold in their stores.  Back then, books traveled along with the official [...]

The First Commercial Book Publishers Were Book Vendors 2017-07-28T12:27:39+00:00