Busy, busy, busy, but what can you expect. The world is changing, but books need to be brought into the world. We’re all trying to work out what happens next, and experiments are everywhere. This week we have the move to ebooks happening faster, a new way to evaluate author-services companies, going from self- to […]
Archives for June 2010
On Saturdays, I often use this space to go off-topic, leave books and publishing behind for a day, and turn my attention in another direction. Enjoy. I remember how heavy the bike felt as I leaned into the pedals, gaining speed. It figured that the rental place would use sturdy bikes, but getting it going […]
Easy ways to create and share text, video, and audio have created an outpouring of content and a mass of content creators that is changing culture and media. Even the force of the recession is helping to force more content into the world.
How to Blog for Authors and Writers from Joanna Penn is a unique resource for authors new to blogging to get them oriented and up and running. Combining a detailed ebook with audio and video resources, the course introduces you to all the important elements of blogging for authors.
For nonfiction books, combine an attention-getting short title with a long, specific and keyword-rich subtitle to achieve the best discoverability for your book. Your title will appeal to people browsing in bookstores or online, and your subtitle will flag search engine robots about the subjects in your book.
Sally Collings’ Red Hill Publishing is establishing a new model for cooperative book publishing, and author and publisher partner in the book’s success. Red Hill is able to leverage the skills of traditional publishing with the flexibility of a small indie press.
The monthly meeting of the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association (BAIPA) got underway with a spirited Q & A session lead by Pete Masterson. Meeting attendance has increased recently to the point that we no longer had space for the tables we usually use for the meetings. This month was no exception. After the Q […]
Negotiating the ins and outs of Smashwords, deciding on distribution options, the tremors set off by the success of the iPad, and a day in the life of a modern writer. It’s all good, enjoy!
Online expertise and expertise in the physical world may be quite different things. There are many online skills, but how easy is it to become an expert? Can you become an expert after only one experience at something that another person has spent a lifetime learning?
Creative Commons expands Copyright by giving content creators the ability to license only part of their rights. This stimulates sharing but maintains control. Flexibility of this kind can maintain the economic value of works while keeping the artists in control.