Helen Sedwick and Orna Ross discuss selling international rights to your book.
Learn how to use Kindle Scout as part of a pre-release marketing strategy for a self-published book.
In conversation with Joanna Penn, I discuss digital publishing trends and what authors need to know as they head into 2016.
Author and editor C. S. Lakin offers guidelines on crafting your Amazon book description to maximize sales.
The most important publishing industry headlines and stories that every writer should keep an eye on in 2016.
As publishing becomes increasingly digital-driven, how are the business models for authorship changing?
The visionary independent publisher discusses how to make money from writing, why books are not culture, and why it isn’t Amazon’s fault.
Take a look at 5 charts that reflect current trends in the book publishing industry, and what they mean for authors.
Author Carol Bodensteiner answers the seven questions she gets most about working with Amazon Publishing.
Should you self-publish or traditionally publish? This infographic will help you determine the best choice for you and your project.
Amazon’s Kids’ Book Creator allows the average Joe to create illustrated children’s books for the Kindle and upload them directly to Amazon.
This is an introductory guide to the major self-publishing options available to authors today, and how to choose the right service for you.
UK author Harry Bingham describes the four stages of his career, and why he’s decided to self-publish after good experiences with traditional houses.
Nielsen offers specific figures on how ebook sales have affected print sales in adult fiction, adult nonfiction, and juvenile categories.
Amazon says that Kindle Select participation is healthy, and that the Kindle Unlimited ebook subscription service is leading to more reading and sales.
If you don’t like the terms offered by Amazon’s ACX for selling your audiobook, you do have an alternative. Author Lee Stephen explains the path he took.
My latest column at Writer Unboxed tackles serial fiction—and how it’s changing writing, reading, and publishing. Here’s a little snippet: Both serials and fan fiction have been around a long time (since Dickens, remember?). If these forms are being reinvented and rediscovered because mobile- and tablet-based reading is growing, this may mean the strategic author […]
Much shorter and quicker to go over than the initial report, this edition takes into account information interpreted from approximately 11,000 titles in genre fiction; 900 in literary fiction; 30,000 in non-fiction; and some 10,000 in children’s (not YA) fiction. Hugh Howey has, since the first report, adopted a more frequent use of the term “spider” for the software his still-unnamed associate is deploying.
You may be looking at the best chance ever encountered for authors—of all stripes, Ms. Rowling, as Hugh Howey tells us—to at last come together, to make common cause, and to speak as one with a force this industry has never known.
Table of Contents “To Call for Change Within the Publishing Community” “To Stand Up for Each Other” “A New Era of Openness” “I Didn’t Have a Social Life Before” “To Call for Change Within the Publishing Community” This is how a movement might start: Indie authors are outselling the Big Five. That’s the entire Big […]