Book Publishing

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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Jeff Davidson: To Authors Who Exaggerate: Stop!

If you can succinctly answer the fundamental question, “according to whom,” then you might have something. Did an industry magazine refer to you in such a way? Do you hold a confirming trademark? Does a professional association, in print, regard you as their industry guru? Has your book actually appeared on the New York Times […]

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Seth Godin on Book Covers

I’ve seen a lot of bad covers even this year from major publishers as well as small publishers and self-publishers. That shouldn’t be happening. Book covers are too important in helping to sell a book. No author or publisher should ever settle for an adequate book cover. They should only settle for a fantastic cover […]

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