Book Publishing

Bestseller Book Covers: Crude by Bill Nemmers

Here’s the first book to receive my Bestseller Book Cover Seal of Approval. That is a great book cover and a wonderful social media graphic (that is eminently shareable).

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Bestseller Book Cover Seal of Approval

In my experience, at least 70% of all book covers really fail at selling a book (whether the book is self-published or brought out by one of the large New York publishers). The book covers either don’t look right, lack any kind of design sense, signal that the book is an afterthought rather than a […]

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What’s Hot? What Comes After Adult Coloring Books?

Adult coloring books have been the hottest thing in publishing for the past year. Even Walmart has a full free-standing display of them. Also, Michaels Craft Stores carry over 150 adult coloring book titles. Five of Amazon’s top 50 bestsellers today are adult coloring books (very adult).

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Christopher Meloni on Books

I want to love the Kindle, but there’s just something about a book. I love the texture of it. I guess you’re just used to what you’re used to. — Christopher Meloni

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Website Essentials for Books and Authors

About a year ago I did some work for an author (Robert Medley) to build a website and generate traffic to his site. Because I was an expensive option, he eventually decided to let me go. He has since hired someone new to revamp his website at http://www.successforyourchildren.com. It’s not a bad looking redesign, except […]

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One Self-Published Author Sells a Million Books a Year

This year Diane Pfeifer will sell over a million copies of her Gone with the Grits cookbook and other books (GritsBits.com). How did she do it? Her answer: Just a combo of wholesale gift shop sales, and more.

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Jeff Davidson: Tools in Your Book Author Arsenal

The average person simply does not realize that the media needs them. Newspapers, magazines, and other media are constantly looking for stories and press releases that they can run to fill their pages. Looking in the papers and seeing what others had sent in made me realize that every other thing that I was doing […]

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