As more authors jump to prominence from small presses, and as conversations around them become louder – publishers such as And Other Stories and Civil Coping Mechanisms Press – a question that may be worth asking is: are big publishers unwilling to take risks any more? Increasingly, “risky” authors, those who’ve been rejected over and … More Small Publishers Take Big Risks
He’s published it under a pseudonym, but gave it a thumbs-up with his own name! To be released on 22 November from Simon & Schuster. Illustrated by Ned Dameron.
[Beatty] very nearly wasn’t published in Britain at all. Beatty calls his fourth novel “a hard sell” for UK publishers. His rumbustious, lyrically poetic novel was turned down, his agent confirms, by no fewer than 18 publishers. And then, finally, a small independent called Oneworld – founded by a husband-and-wife team in 1986 – took it … More A Win for Beatty and Indie Publishing
For the past year or so, I have been hearing about the effectiveness of Facebook ads around the social media water cooler. As an author with three novels published and a new one scheduled to be released next year, I try to get the word out about my work as much as possible. I’ve tried … More Running Ads on Facebook
Kenny Brechner — October 20th, 2016 There have been many children’s authors who ought to have won the award during their lifetimes of course, Tove Jansson, Edith Nesbit, Dr, Seuss, Jean Craighead George, Madeleine L’Engle, and Roald Dahl, for example, but given that the neglect of children’s book authors by the Nobel Prize committee can … More Why Has a Children’s Book Author Never Won the Nobel Prize in Literature?
Good (short) article on cover design at PW.
Author Peter Marabell relates that the best advertising is sometimes the easiest. The one more thing is my business card. Best advertising money I’ve spent. I stick one in every book sold at a signing. People took cards yesterday, too. Some of them told me they preferred digital. It was good to have the cards … More Best Advertising