It can be difficult for authors to stand out in today’s crowded market. What can you do to reach as many readers as possible?
Whether you choose traditional or self-publishing, you must stay on top of the latest developments if you want your work to reach readers.
Independent publishing has been around for as long as publishing itself, but what is new about it is how it is flourishing. Today the question of what to do with your manuscript is “context dependent,” meaning that the right path will vary depending on the book, the audience, and the year.
The following articles provide information that will help authors no matter what they are writing.
Readers are picking up new habits, fast. And those among us who are digital immigrants (who came of age pre-Internet, as opposed to digital natives, who grew up with this) are surprising even ourselves.
You want and need the best information possible so you can engage the right agents, write compelling books to your target audience, and sell a lot of those books.
Where do you get the latest information on what agents are looking for and tips about what you can do to make you and your book more valuable and valued? The following websites, blogs, and newsletters should be a good start.
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He sits on a shelf, as abandoned as any neglected child. Unwanted. Unsupervised. Unattended to. My husband gave me this Kindle more than a year ago at Christmas, no doubt thinking it was a must-have for bookish people like myself. I beg to differ. As someone who is in the publishing industry and who devours…