This Week in the Blogs, October 28 – November 3, 2012

by Joel Friedlander on November 4, 2012 · 1 comment

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The journey of over a year comes to a close two days from now, and it will be historic no matter what happens. That’s part of living through these campaigns, since you always get to see history being made.

That’s not so different from what’s happening in publishing these days. Change is the constant, and this week finds us looking at online reviews, book launches, scheduling your writing, and a lot of attention for Apple’s iBookstore. Have fun and, if you’re in the U.S., don’t forget to vote.

Joe Konrath (@JAKonrath) on A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing
Amazon Removes Reviews
“Unfortunately, many authors who don’t sell as well as I do now have lower star averages, which could hurt sales. This doesn’t strike me as fair or helpful, and I understand the fear and outrage I’ve seen in the emails I’ve gotten.”

Alan Rinzler on The Book Deal
Timing your book’s launch date for maximum impact
“Strategic timing of your book’s publication date can give it a jet-propelled boost and have a major impact on its long-term success. Commercial publishers and booksellers have known this forever.”

Ruth Ann Nordin (@authornordin) on Author’s Lounge
Strategy for Publishing Your Books: How Many Books You Want to Publish in a Year and How to Get There
“Evaluating yourself doesn’t mean you pass or fail. It means you are figuring out your strengths and weaknesses, learning what works and at what pace. This is helping you get a better grasp on your writing and publishing speed, and it’ll help you create an even better strategy in the future.”

Liz Castro (@LizCastro) on Pigs, Gourds and Wikis
New Contract needed for new iBookstores
“I got an email from Aaron Shepard, POD expert, this morning, letting me know that it’s not enough to add your books to the new 18 iBookstores (Latin America and New Zealand) that Apple made available last week. You also have to download and accept the new contract addendums!”

Mark Coker (@MarkCoker) on Smashwords
How to Sell Ebooks at the Apple iBookstore
” My advice to authors: don’t underestimate Apple. If you’re not there, you’re missing out. Every new country they launch represents a new micro-market, an opportunity for you to become a big fish in a small but growing pond.”

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    Ilana Waters November 4, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Love Konrath’s response to amazon’s bizarre deletions. They remove perfectly good reviews, but leave ones up that say “Giving this one star because it didn’t arrive on time?” Ridiculous. Thanks for posting this!

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