8 Facts About Traditional Publishing & Self-Publishing

By looking at the developments in publishing, authors can move forward based on what’s working and what’s not working. It’s important to study industry trends so that you can make key decisions with your writing career. What problems are traditional publishing facing and how are they solving those problems? ~ “With (traditional) publishers nervous about the growing power of Amazon as their largest customer for both physical and digital … [Read more...]

10 Bookstores for Self-Published Authors

There’s been a high demand for self-published authors to get into bookstores. Here’s a list to get you started. Barnes & Noble Stores Summary: Let’s start with the longshot. There’s over 100,000 submissions each year, but if you follow their guidelines, it’s worth the chance. Website: http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com/for_authors/how_to_work_with_bn/how_to_work_with_bn.html Watermark Books Summary: According to the owner, Sarah … [Read more...]

Author Marketing Plan: Month 1

Need a marketing plan? How about a plan that you can use over the next year that will keep you on a tight budget, build book sales and a larger fan base? This marketing plan is based on authors that have at least one book published either traditionally or self-published. Also, this plan is for authors that want to have a career writing books. By the end of this marketing plan you will have: ~ 60 cities that have the largest population of … [Read more...]

New Marketing Approach for Authors

8/22/13  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Monte Carlo Solutions Email: info@montecarlosolutions.com Location: Los Angeles, California Website: www.montecarlosolutions.com Los Angeles Firm Monte Carlo Solutions Expands to Represent Authors! As an author you have heard this a thousand times, “Figure out your target audience and market to them.” Authors are told to run their career like a business and treat their book like a product. … [Read more...]

On the Publishing Horizon

This is this final interview with Evolved Publishing as we discover what is on the horizon for the publishing industry. Let’s once again meet the management team at Evolved Publishing: Lane Diamond – Co-Founder, Managing Publisher/Editor, Author D.T. Conklin – Co-Founder, IT Manager, Editor, Author Emlyn Chand – Marketing Director, Author Eric Pinder – Executive Editor, Author Evolved Publishing Info: … [Read more...]