Seth Godin’s three charges against publishers

Seth Godin’s three charges against publishers

“As repressed sadists are supposed to become policemen or butchers, so those with an irrational fear of life become publishers.” – Cyril Connolly Publisher-bashing is a popular sport, particularly for authors. Always has been. We shouldn’t feel too special: we’re in good company along with lawyers, journalists, traffic wardens, estate agents and used-car salesmen as […]

How to share advance copies of ebooks to those without a suitable device

How to share advance copies of ebooks to those without a suitable device

I was talking to a customer about their ebook publishing programme last week and heard that they are looking for a simple way to send copies of reflowable and fixed layout ebooks out for approval. Their question was this: “Is there a straightforward way for someone outside of the company to open and read an eBook?” […]

Startup snapshot: Read Dog

Startup snapshot: Read Dog

Kate Cygan and Michael Wray are an entrepreneurial minded couple with insatiable reading habits. They recently moved to Denver, CO and are working on visiting every single coffee shop the city has to offer. Lifelong creatives, they both write and paint in their free time. You can check out Read Dog online at www.readdog.com, on Instagram […]

Why small publishers sell more books with Nielsen Book2Look

Why small publishers sell more books with Nielsen Book2Look

Small independent publishers and self-published authors need to maximize the impact of their books and ensure they are easily found on the Internet. Ralph Möllers, the founder of a children’s publisher based in German decided to develop his own book widget, Book2Look, that would enable book buyers, both trade and consumer, to look inside the […]

10 tips for authors to up their book marketing skills

10 tips for authors to up their book marketing skills

Rachel Thompson is a bestselling author, and a social media and author marketing/branding consultant (BadRedheadMedia). Here she shares her top 10 tips for author self-marketing. Many authors are intimidated by the thought of marketing their books. As I mention in a post on my blog recently, the concept of an author platform makes most writers run away or […]

What can publishers learn from Pokemon Go?

What can publishers learn from Pokemon Go?

Long considered nothing more than a gimmicky fad, it turns out that augmented reality (AR) is actually alive and well. At least that’s the case when it’s associated with a brand as large as Pokemon. By now you’ve undoubtedly heard all the Pokemon Go stories and maybe you’ve even dodged a player or two, overly-focused […]

Editorial Director vs Publisher: The differences

Editorial Director vs Publisher: The differences

Venetia Gosling is Publisher of the 6+ division at Macmillan Children’s Books, overseeing a list which combines YA, fiction, non fiction and poetry, for readers of six and up. She joined Pan Macmillan in 2013, moving from Simon & Schuster Children’s Books, where she was Fiction Editorial Director. 1) Why would an editorial director want […]

Trends in children’s publishing: Interview with Charlotte Eyre

Trends in children’s publishing: Interview with Charlotte Eyre

Charlotte Eyre is Children’s Editor at The Bookseller, covering the UK children’s and YA book market. She is also chair of the @YABookPrize, and programmes the annual Bookseller Children’s Conference. Here Norah Myers interviews her.  1) What are the current trends in children’s publishing and how do you see them evolving through the rest of 2016? Publishers are more […]

Pub’n’Pub publishing events: Interview with Leander Wattig

Pub’n’Pub publishing events: Interview with Leander Wattig

Leander Wattig is developing event concepts for the publishing industry and is an event organiser at Orbanism. Here Norah Myers interviews him about Pub’n’Pub, the series of publishing meetups he organises. 1) What inspired the creation of Pub’n’Pub? I wanted to create a format for connecting people. There are lots of formats where people gather […]

6 tips for growing an indie press

6 tips for growing an indie press

Bloodhound Books was founded in August 2014 by author, Betsy Reavley and sales & marketing man Fred Freeman. They saw a gap in the market for an indie press that really put their authors at the forefront. Specialising in crime fiction, they have quickly become one of the most recognised names in the sector. 2016 […]