As we are now in a post-thinking society, I’ve decided to pose some questions relating to the publishing world after Brexit, and what it’s all going to mean for writers and readers. Warning: this post contains no fake news, and one shocking lean towards optimism.
Category: The Numbers Behind Bestsellers
A Living Wage For Writers – From A Most UNLIKELY Source
A London hedge fund is going to pay authors to write full-time without the distraction of having to take other paid employment. Is it April Fool’s Day, or is there more money in publishing than we thought? As usual, I will attempt to answer none of these questions.
On This Day Of Love, I’m Declaring War
A book that you’re wading through is like a bad boyfriend who eats all your time and never pays his way. And I’ve decided from this day forward I’m kicking him out. I know it’s Valentine’s Day, but you don’t come here for fluffy love, do you?
Please Don’t Ask Me To Recommend A Book To You. It Will Only Hurt Us Both
Being a book reviewer is a tough gig, which is why I’m glad don’t do reviews on this blog. But because I spend so much time shouting and roaring all over the interweb about booky stuff, people often ask me for recommendations. It never ends well. Once it ended up in tears, recriminations, and a mud-wrestling pit. Who knew bookish types were so volatile? Well, actual book reviewers, for a start. And they’ve known for a while.
Why Arts Funding Needs The Viagra Approach
When it comes to arts funding, we’re doing it wrong. We need to come at it from another angle, if we really want to bring writers, artists and filmmakers to their full and climactic potential. It’s a pun-filled manifesto.
Isn’t Internet Piracy Just Awful? Well, No. Not Really
On what online piracy really means for authors and musicians; and why it’s all really the fault of Big Tobacco.
The 2015 Book Trends Review, Er, Reviewed
I did my review of 2015 last January, because I was confident that I would be far too busy in December with things I hadn’t made up yet. At the time, I was fairly certain I’d be flat out right now with glittering parties, dazzling the hoi-polloi with my witty repartee. Sadly, I had to ditch that in…
It Ain’t What You Write, It’s The Way That They Read It
Hey, guys! Remember when you wrote a book and it was nominated for lots of prizes and everyone said how great you were? No? Well, read on then. If, on the other hand, you’re somebody who does remember getting loads of accolades and serious prizes for your work, I’d suggest you get back under the…
Take the 3-Question Ad Results Survey
Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
Figuring out where to advertise your book is worse than standing in a betting shop, five minutes before a race. You have money in your pocket, but a limited amount of time in which to select a guaranteed winner, and the odds are not in your favor. I have…
Marketing Your Indie Book – A Rough Nautical Map In A Sea Of Advertising Options
So you’ve published your book! Congratulations! All your hard work is now… beginning. That’s right, folks: it’s now time to sell your book. So roll back your sleeves, grab a sweatband, pull on the waders and let’s go into the murky waters of indie book advertising. I got some lovely data from fantasy author and blogmate Nicholas C. Rossis, author…