Traditional Publishing Enjoys Its Best Sales in a Decade—Despite Supply Chain Problems
Book publishing faces a very tight printing market at the same time that sales have increased to levels not seen ...
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why traditional publishing
What's the overriding reason for an author to find an agent and a traditional publishing deal? Is it possible that ...
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/ Getting Published, Guest Post
traditional publishing
No one used to question the value of a publisher, but now everyone's wondering: What are they good for? ...
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Self-Publish or Perish: Why I Made the Leap from Traditional Publishing to Indie
Today's guest post is by New York Times bestseller Eileen Goudge (@eileengoudge), whose newest novel, Bones and Roses, releases today.  ...
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CJ Lyons
CJ Lyons (@cjlyonswriter) is an award-winning, critically acclaimed New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She practiced pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine for 17 years before ...
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book publishing industry
The rise of Millennial nostalgia and graphic novels, the decline of political tell-alls and publisher-driven marketing: all of this and ...
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Create If Writing interviews Jane Friedman
This week, I was a guest on the Create If Writing podcast, discussing traditional and independent publishing ...
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Writer Unboxed
Learn about the likelihood of securing a traditional book deal after self-publishing ...
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Publishing With a Small Press: Straddling the Indie-Traditional Gap
Working with a small press is an option many authors never consider. It’s the shadowy middle ground between self-pub and ...
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Frankfurt CONTEC
Is it possible that all the changes happening in publishing can be encapsulated by a conversation about self-publishing? ...
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Replacement Child by Judy Mandel
Today's guest post is by Judy L. Mandel, author of the Replacement Child, forthcoming from Seal Press in March 2013 ...
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One successful self-publishing author discusses the importance of multiple formats, licensing, thinking like a publisher, and much more ...
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/ Guest Post, Self-Publishing
Hybrid Publishing 101 with Barbara Linn Probst. $25 class. Friday, September 17, 2021. 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Eastern.
This class is now over. See what classes are currently open for registration. Explore and assess whether hybrid publishing is right ...
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The New Holy Grail of Traditional Publishers: Direct-to-Reader Relationships
Building direct-to-reader relationships may help publishers shift the balance of power in a game where Amazon holds most of the ...
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book sales up in 2020
The dramatic shifts to online sales makes it critical that publishers and authors adjust marketing strategies and build new skill ...
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Image: vintage blue typewriter on a background that's half pink and half yellow
Hybrid publishing is like hiring a contractor: You pay them to oversee the design and construction and, when it’s done, ...
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The Key Book Publishing Paths: 2021–2022
Should you self-publish or traditionally publish? This infographic will help you determine the best choice for you and your project ...
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Writing and Publishing Horror: Q&A with Todd Keisling
The horror author shares what scares him, the authors who taught him the most about the genre, crowdfunding, trigger warnings, ...
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It’s hard work and there’s no magic formula to boost sales, but you’ll also find a passionate audience and a ...
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/ Guest Post, Marketing & Promotion
book publishing industry
As much of the retail world faces crisis, book publishing is positioned to grow in terms of unit sales when ...
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Catherine Stine
In this interview, she discusses writing to trends, the limits of writing what you know, taking the time to discover ...
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Book Publishing News Feed by The Hot Sheet
A book publishing–focused newsfeed gathers headlines from across the industry; it is free to all and continuously updated and maintained ...
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audiobook publishing
Everything authors need to know about the audiobook market, including retailers, distributors, and payments ...
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Friedman DBW
The funny thing about being any good as a publishing commentator: it requires talking to many others, learning varied perspectives, ...
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self publish backlist
A checklist for repackaging and republishing your own backlist after you get rights reverted from your traditional publisher ...
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/ Guest Post, Self-Publishing
Elliott Hartinger Klein Mooser authors
A Q&A on children's self-publishing with authors Zetta Elliott, who has released several books under her own imprint, including picture ...
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/ Author Q&A, Self-Publishing
self-publishing
For every new venture, there is a learning curve. When it comes to self-publishing your book, however, that curve can ...
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BookExpo 2018
Broadly, traditional print book sales continue to grow at about 2 to 3 percent per year, but growth is driven ...
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BookExpo
Issues touched on: Barnes & Noble woes, the maturity of the self-publishing market, Wattpad profits, traditional publishing's problem launching blockbusters, ...
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publishing industry
Print sales for traditional publishers are increasing this year—up by 2.6% compared to the first half of 2016. Ebook sales ...
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biographies of ordinary people by nicole dieker
A self-published author breaks down her expenses and resulting sales after promoting on social media and email, paying for reviews, ...
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Jessica Chapman Tapas
Tapas, a new digital publishing platform, has led to meaningful earnings and readership for independent artists and writers in less ...
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Authors Guild
I'm delighted to announce that I've been working with The Authors Guild on the creation and release of their new ...
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/ Business for Writers
book publishing industry
A round-up of important 2016 publishing news and trends that will affect authors in the years to come ...
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Parc Slope laptop stand
Before you buy another pen-and-pencil set for that writer in your life, consider some gift options that take their digital ...
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/ Creativity + Inspiration
Indie Author Fringe
Watch my 30-minute talk on how to bring together the art and business sides of your career in a way ...
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publishing industry
Traditional publishers are experiencing a slump, and the decline of Barnes & Noble isn't helping. A look at news and ...
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should you self-publish
Should you self-publish? There is no single right answer to this question—it's always situational. It depends on you, your book, ...
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advice on publishing and marketing
Get links to my latest interviews and Q&A sessions where I discuss the publishing industry as well as marketing and ...
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Porter Anderson Digital Book World
What authors need to know about current marketing practices and emerging business trends in the book publishing industry ...
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A Former Book Publicist's Advice to Traditionally Published Authors
Andrea Dunlop, a former Doubleday publicist, discusses how to approach a book launch from a publicist's point of view ...
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Friedman Penn podcast
In conversation with Joanna Penn, I discuss digital publishing trends and what authors need to know as they head into ...
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Self Publishing Checklist
This printable and interactive checklist guides your self-publishing project to completion, to ensure you don't miss any important steps and ...
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Portrait of Chuck Sambuchino
Author and editor Chuck Sambuchino discusses promoting books, the talent writers need, and good writing advice ...
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Richard Nash
The visionary independent publisher discusses how to make money from writing, why books are not culture, and why it isn’t ...
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Writer's Digest October 2014
Read my feature article for Writer's Digest magazine that explores the intersection of literary agents and self-publishing ...
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Into the Nanten
How an indie author turned a story concept into a full-fledged multimedia universe, including a live blog, illustrated journal, merchandise, ...
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World Domination Summit
This summer, I'm proud to be speaking at one of the academies at the World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregon ...
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Amazon Publishing
Author Carol Bodensteiner answers the seven questions she gets most about working with Amazon Publishing ...
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literary fiction
Should literary writers consider self-publishing? How it might affect their long-term careers? Two agents weigh in ...
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