So the first week of NaNoWriMo is over and strangely the publishing blogosphere is mostly quiet...
There are a few conversations happening over Mike Shatzkin’s analysis of Amazon and where they are heading to now...will they lose interest in the book business altogether? This is a great article which gives a good snapshot of what is happening now and where we may be heading in the next couple of years. This is worth a read for anyone in the book business!
One of the other discussion pieces is a report released this week that 98 UK publishers went out of business in 2012, a huge increase from the year before. However independent booksellers may be making a comeback... Do they have a secret map?
Rachel Gardner talks about privacy...and being off the map. Do you seriously think you can have privacy if you are a writer?
FutureBook talks to Peter Hudson of BitLit who is inventing a map for readers to bundle print and ebooks... with a cell phone picture.
Publishers Weekly has an interesting article on the changes to digital printing in offset books and how this is changing how publishers manage their stock which previously would be out of print. They are redrawing their map.
Great articles abound in Craft for writers struggling with NaNoWriMo
Janice Hardy has guest author, Michael Kinn, blogging on Genre Angst
In Marketing... for when the novel is finished
Price pulsing and increasing visibility (a very interesting article)
Direct marketing books pro’s and cons (A Forbes article)
The Book Designer has the 10 commandments....
Bibliocrunch has the 5 obstacles to crowdfundingstorytelling
Website to check out...
TheWriteLife ... a great little site with some very handy tips
Chuck Wendig on NaNoWriMo... the first week... Be Warned!