By now we all know that ebooks are not a passing fad, and that they haven’t killed traditional publishing. In fact, the NY publishing world accepted them as much as anyone, although the pricing structure is way different. (Some say that the way trad pub books are priced as ebooks MAY kill them. but we will see). Since about 2010, I have been paying attention to how things are going along. I have learned a few things too. Here’s what I have learned about publishing: Discoverability is hard-as hard as it has always been-harder than ever. Traditional publishing is still
I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true — hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it. Ray Bradbury Growing up, we all had a dream of being something. Maybe a dancer in the Nutcracker, or a singer in a band. I wanted to be a famous author like the ones who wrote the books that I escaped into when my life was too demanding. So far, not famous. Not that I am not still hanging onto my dream!
What is working so far as marketing your book is concerned? I can recall a great number of things that used to work and work well. But in reality, book blog tour and Goodreads giveaways for promoting your new release is SO 2011. They have joined the ranks of things that used to work. Along with a slew of other things, like a constant stream of “my book is free” and “my book is 99 cents” on every site that would allow it. Now? Not so much. Book buyers are smarter, more savvy, and way way more into mobile apps.