In Publishing News this week,
As I write this the American Book Awards is on. This award ceremony has been in the news over the last month with presenter problems and now Publishers Weekly report that media sponsorship is being pulled over the potential for authors to make hate speech comments. So, check your favourite book news website to find out if they were right.
Publishers Weekly also have a deep dive article on How TikTok Changed Romance Publishing. (You can put your genre of choice into that sentence.)
In AI news -The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association have published an open letter to the Copyright Office of America detailing their concerns over ascertaining copyright and the future of these works.
Meanwhile, Mark Williams adds his own acerbic take on the sky is falling rhetoric coming out of the publishing industry.
John Gilstrap writing over on the Killzone Authors blog has a great article on Traditional Publishing. It’s not dead, it’s evolving. It is all about mindset. Authors are small business owners. Now take that mindset into your interactions with agents and publishers.
Kris Rusch has been musing on out of print stories. She was wanting to use work in a teaching course but couldn’t find who owned the rights and whether there was a recent edition. This is one of those moments of wishing the internet had been around thirty years ago for research.
The Alliance of Independent Authors have a super detailed article on keywords and Amazon category changes.
Suzette Mullen has an interesting article on mining your memoir and how sometimes you can fail badly in remembering and reflecting that others might have a completely different view of the memoir event.
Roz Morris is back from a stint judging the Kindle Storyteller award- which is a big deal. Roz has written an article on what makes a great story – A must read.
In The Craft Section,
Unlocking cause and effect- Bang2Write
- Bookmark Both
How to write one juicy description- April Davila- Bookmark
Identifying Flat Scenes- Janice Hardy
Writing Violence Archetypes - Usvaldo De Leon on K M Weilands blog - Bookmark
In The Marketing Section,
The best advertisement investments- Draft2Digital
Media Training for Authors – Paula Rizzo
How to make a personal brand- Sandra Beckwith- Bookmark
5 unique book marketing ideas- Rachel Thompson- Bookmark
Fantastic ways to sell books for the holidays- Bookbub- Bookmark
Book signing tips- Judith Briles
As we move from Print publishing to eBook to Audiobook to All Formats … what’s next? The big news over the last six months in the writing blogosphere is Selling Direct and the rise of the Shopify store. Joanna Penn interviews Russell Nohelty on the mindset you must cultivate to sell direct.
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