Front Edge Publishing Editor David Crumm reports on the latest sales trends, which show print books continuing to grow in popularity on the strength of nonfiction. In particular, books on religion continue to be a strong segment of the market. E-books remain a small but important segment of sales, each year.
Millions of eBooks are sold each year. This market is all about impulse buying—and also the convenience of carrying books as conveniently as you carry your phone. In this part of our Metadata 101 series, Production Manager Dmitri Barvinok describes the various eBook formats—and how Front Edge Publishing handles these challenges.
Marketing Director Susan Stitt explores—and simplifies—the complex world of codes that sort millions of books into topics readers can readily find in online bookstores. Today’s industry standard is the set of BISAC codes, which are regularly updated to help readers find emerging topics. Susan offers 5 Tips for finding the right BISAC codes.
Now, it’s time for the fun part of a book launch! This is the point, close to completing a book, when we summon our allies and angels to help us. In our Metadata 101 series, David Crumm writes about gathering the Foreword, Preface, Introduction and endorsements for a new book. You may be surprised by the powerful influence these opening pieces can have on an author’s success.
Director of Production Dmitri Barvinok continues our series of helpful columns orienting authors to the many options available in publishing today. In this column, Dmitri discusses the array of paper, ink and binding choices. Did you know that color printing quality has increased, while the cost of producing a color-illustrated book has decreased?