Best Advertising

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

Dreams Come True …

… after a shot in the dark. A father who tried self-publishing the bedtime story he made up for his daughters has landed a surprise order of 2,000 copies from Virgin Atlantic to help children sleep on night flights. Stephen Holmes, who works in data management, has been telling his daughters Madison and Ella a tale … More Dreams Come True …

Blurbs and Queries

Looking for a publisher? Check out what Sharon Bially (@SharonBially),  founder and president of BookSavvy PR, a public relations firm devoted to authors and books has to say: When approached by self-published authors for help with book promotion, I used to ask a single question: “Do you have blurbs from at least two established authors?” If the … More Blurbs and Queries

White, Male, East Coast

Eddie Schneider is a successful literary agent and Vice President of JABberwocky Literary Agency…. Schneider’s website and literary blog cites some sobering statistics about the lack of diversity in the publishing world. “According to this study of literary prize demographics conducted by the University of North Texas, 95% of Pulitzer Prize winners are white, 75% are … More White, Male, East Coast