An alarming article is circulating on the web about B&N and Nook. Here are my thoughts on the matter. And, I’m not just talking about nook — but about kindle and an overall retail strategy for authors. We used to think that moving from retailer to retailer was giving authors “control” of their books. The reality is not quite so simple, and, if we’re not careful, authors will be learning that the hard way.
As the head of the publishing venture Apocalypse Weird, and the founder of the author support service ThirdScribe, I pay A LOT of attention to the production cost and sales pricing of books. I would hazard to say that at this point there are very few people on the planet more familiar with the costs of book production than me. Here are my thoughts on how and why they are priced as they are, how to promote them, and how readers can get them for cheap.
Hank Garner and I spend an hour talking about ThirdScribe, the writing industry, how authors can promote their books, and how new authors can get started. It was a blast. Click through and give it a listen!
Took some time to look at my own blog last night and realized I hadn’t made a post in a couple of months. Between new house, new job, swimming, writing, helping RunWiki, and my own little project, my poor blog has been neglected. Let me show you what I’ve been up to. To lay a […]
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