Monday, October 27, 2008

Promotion and More

Nathan Bransford wrote about how a writer can move up from Small Presses to Big Publishers. He also had guest blogger Michelle Moran write on How to Promote Your Book (Part 1) and (Part 2). His second guest blogger, M.J. Rose, wrote about how well Book Marketing works.

Shrinking Violet Promotions wrote about Following the Cyber Trail of similar books to yours to find promotion opportunities.

Tom Doherty on The Mac Blog wrote about Trade and Mass Market books and how well the sell.

G.B.H. Hornswoggler wrote about why booksellers might skip buying a book to stock in their stores.

On a side note, I've always wondered why some people like paranormal romances. Arachne Jericho answers that question in Why the Vampire Romance is Taking Over Your Grocery Market Shelf.

Monday, October 20, 2008

What to Include and How to Write

Jessica Faust at Bookends posted today on when you should index your book, include your acknowledgements, etc., in the publishing process.

The Rejecter posted on what rules of writing an author needs to follow to get published.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Synopsis, Hooks, and Publishing

Natalie wrote How To Write A Synopsis on her Between Fact and Fiction blog.

On Hatrack River Writers Workshop, there's a discussion on How to Bait Your Hook and Catch Readers...

Nathan Bansford wrote about Hardcover vs. Paperback Debuts explaining why some debut novels come out as hardbacks and others as trade or mass paperback.

Jessica Faust wrote about the pros and cons of working with a new agent at an established agency.

And over on the Tor blog, Irene Gallo posted Todd Lockwood’s Stormcaller, [cover art] from sketch to finish.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Publishing, Promotion, and More

Kristin Nelson wrote a blog post on E-Book Royalties and on What Makes A New York Times Bestseller?

Nathan Bransford wrote a blog post on The Difference Between Mysteries, Suspense and Thrillers.

Shrinking Violet Promotions wrote about How Elizabeth Gilbert Sold One Million Copies of Her Book and on Finding Your Cyber-Niche.

Jessica Faust at Bookends wrote What Titles Evoke about choosing a title and Does Your Hook Match Your Genre? in your query letter.

Jo Walton on wrote an article on Bloat: threat or menace? about bloat in writing