With perhaps as many as 600,000 indie books appearing each year, the library market is a tough nut to crack for the self-published. But what if Library Journal vetted your e-book and—let’s be optimistic—pronounced it library-worth? That’s the idea of SELF-e, and in a guest post in Jane Friedman’s blog, publishing consultant Porter Anderson explores […]
I'm an author. Late this year, I'll publish my tenth novel. Publish, that is, in the traditional way: with a Big 5 publisher and all that goes along with that. That sounds like a strong track record and, in a way, it is. Yet my strong advances haven't always been matched by stellar sales outcomes and, last year, I separated from Random House in the US, when we couldn't find a way to continue our relationship together.
Publishers need to communicate better with authors, pay them more and utilise writers' skills to market books, but most writers would still choose to be published traditionally, a survey has found.
The Do You Love Your Publisher? survey, co-produced by authors Harry Bingham (in the UK) and Jane Friedman (in the US), questioned 812 writers with experience of being traditionally published on areas including publisher satisfaction, agenting and self-publishing; 310 of those questioned were authors based in the UK and Ireland.
Yesterday I read a great post by Jane Friedman, advisor to authors on all things publishing, that had some helpful tips for authors trying to attract a wider audience on social media. You can read the full post here, but I thought I'd share some quick takeaways that publishers can use to improve their social media efforts.
Amazon Discusses Kindle Unlimited & Kindle Select Participation: Digital Book World, Day 2 (Jane Friedman) If you’ve been watching publishing news over the last 24 hours, then you may have seen a flurry of articles summarizing the Digital Book World session featuring a conversation with Russ Grandinetti of Amazon. These were some of the most […]
Open Road Integrated Media, the largest independent ebook publisher, announced today that it has acquired the book list of 300+ titles of Premier Digital Publishing, a leading independent ebook publisher. Premier Digital's titles, a majority of which are in the mystery, science fiction, and fantasy categories, will now be published by Open Road and marketed through the company's proprietary platform beginning in July of this year.