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nina-amir's picture
Oct.28.2011
Professionals within the publishing industry have provided no new figures on blog-to-book deals since about 2009. In that 12 months alone, between 50 and 60 b bloggers landed traditional publishing deals. Supposedly, that marked the height of the blog-to-book trend. Yet, a steady stream of blog-to-...
nina-amir's picture
Oct.17.2011
I read something interesting today in the New York Times. Amazon.com has entered the publishing game. Not only does the company now provide aspiring authors with the ability to self-publish POD and e-books--and to read them on a Kindle e-book reader and on the new Kindle Fire--but it is now...
cliff-burns's picture
Aug.30.2011
Anyone who believes that only the best books get published, that editors employed by traditional publishers have peerless taste, the whole system is a meritocracy, etc., has a hard time defending that point of view these days. After all, recent major book deals involved a novel written by, wait for...
nina-amir's picture
Aug.04.2011
Today’s post truly comes from my own experience. I’m here to tell you that hard work pays off. I landed a traditional publishing deal! Whoo hoo! Not only that, the publisher, Writer’s Digest Books, is happy–no thrilled–with my platform, which has been 8-10 years in the making. Yes, that’s a...
adrian-davidson's picture
Jun.28.2011
Can you believe the audacity of traditional publishers? My agent, a kind and generous man, tirelessly  touted the manuscript of An Evil Shadow to the usual publishing houses, but was unable to secure a deal. I eventually self-published the title as an e-book and sales have generally been good....
jm-cornwell's picture
Jun.04.2011
There is a conspiracy going on in publishing and has to do with the reluctance, nay, the determination not to embrace digital technology. Publishers price ebooks nearly as high as hard cover books. The thinking would appear to be publishers are determined to get more money for the writer. That is...
christopher-meeks's picture
May.15.2011
Today is my new novel's publishing day, so I thought I'd write about the marketing it took to get here. I won’t bullshit you. The publishing industry is changing fast, and what to do is confusing. Like a bar magnet, the industry has two strong poles: traditional publishing and self-publishing. If...
jm-cornwell's picture
Apr.16.2011
Well, it's done. The proof arrived and was perfect this time, thanks to help from CreateSpace and the program I bought to embed italics in the text. Another small purchase for me and a big step toward publication. For whatever it is worth, Among Women is now a live book and ready for sale. I bought...
jm-cornwell's picture
Apr.10.2011
An agent asked a question on her blog about why authors really wanted to go with traditional publishing in this day and age of easy access to self-publishing. Almost all of the answers were the same. Many writers wanted the resources (copy editing, marketing, promotion, covers, etc.) of traditional...
jm-cornwell's picture
Mar.30.2011
A lot goes into publishing a book, and self-publishing, if it's going to be done right, and that means knowing the extent of strengths and weaknesses. My strengths include a good sense of artistic design and writing books. My weaknesses are more on the publicity, marketing and writing synopses side...