Building the Next Generation of YA Stars (Webinar)

Last month I attended a webinar hosted by Publisher's Weekly, called "Building the Next Generation of YA Stars." The speakers included the editorial director of Disney-Hyperion and the executive editor of Harlequin Teen. Together they covered new marketing strategies for YA novels, trends, and what they look for when acquiring books.  Marketing According to them, YA books …

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E-Books in the Global Marketplace

Last November, I attended an interesting webinar co-hosted by BISG and DBW, called E-Books in the Global Marketplace. Though this post is a little late, the information is still relevant, and I think it's worth sharing some of the findings. First, here's one view of the number of e-books bought around the world, as well …

More Resources for Digital Publishing

I've extended my blog to include a large, hopefully helpful, list of resources that cover all aspects of digital publishing: agents, analytics, apps, associations, blogging, coding, contests/awards, design, distribution, ebooks, editing, entrepreneurial, funding, internships, jobs, legal, magazines, marketing, metadata, news, reading, reviews, self-publishing, startups, trends, video, webinars, and writing. (If I've missed anything, please let me …

What’s Going on With Readers Today?

What's Going On With Readers Today from Goodreads A while back, Goodreads asked publishers what questions they would like to ask readers. The results of the Goodreads survey from December 2012 are now up, and there are some interesting finds. I do wonder, however, how accurate these findings are. Yes, Goodreads has a huge base …

PubSlush Press: Platform, Publisher, and Partner

First off, PubSlush is a great name. But what do they do? Well, a lot of things. First, you sign up to use them as a platform. Then you crowdsource funding/support. Once you have 1,000 people who have pre-ordered your book, PubSlush becomes your publishers. They edit, they design the cover, they market. They even …

So You Want to Write a Novel

After taking a ton of creative writing classes and working in the publishing industry a little bit, I can say that this video is hilarious and touches upon all the issues/ideas new writers may have. I remember once I saw Jeffrey Eugenides, author of The Virgin Suicides and Middlesex, speak, and he addressed the condension …