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Tag: publishing business

Barnes & Noble SOLD: Goliath has Fallen & What This Means for Writers

Now that a hedge fund has acquired Barnes and Noble (and its debt), this is a seriously tenuous time. They wouldn’t be the first giant beheaded by the PE (Private Equity) sword. Writers? Remain vigilant.

Breaking Big: How to Impress Big Five Publishers

The BIG FIVE Publishers sing a siren’s song irresistible to most writers. Granted, in the New Publishing World we now have multiple publishing options, numerous paths to take us to our goal (whatever that goal may be). Self-publishing, indie, small press, blog-to-book, and legacy press. I’ve worked hard for my slice of success, but I’m …

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Caveat Venditor—Five Mistakes KILLING Self-Published Authors

All right, it’s about to be a brand new year and many of you are wanting to finally see your books published. ROCK ON! But, I am the friend who will tell you if there is toilet paper hanging out of your pants. Writing isn’t all glitter and unicorns and I want to warn you …

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3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Writing & Increase Sales

Attention spans are shrinking. The average time spent on a website is roughly 3.5 minutes. I’d wager most people give a website less than 10 seconds to catch their attention and that 3.5 minutes only applies to those browsers who happen to stay. We can apply these business lessons to our writing, because we writers also have something to sell.

Successful Author Presence—Do You Have It?

If a writer is too full of what he believes he knows, he won’t grow and eventually will stall and burn out. That or his hubris eventually will just drive others away. This type of writer can’t forge strong relationships because everything is a competition. Eventually others just say, Okay, sure. You’re better than us. Bye.