FEP Editor David Crumm explains why our publishing house has signed the Independent Book Publishers Association’s commitment to following the new IBPA Hybrid Publishing Criteria. We believe such national standards are a crucial step in our rapidly evolving media industry.
Marketing expert Susan Stitt describes the many options provided for authors on Goodreads. Are you an author who recently signed up for your own author page? This column raises some helpful questions for polishing your profile. Plus, Susan points out that some of the rules have changed recently on Goodreads features, such as the Giveaway option.
In recent columns, Susan Stitt and I have been pushing social media strategies, because that community-building effort is absolutely essential in publishing, these days. Now, a brand new 2018 Pew Research report on social media trends underlines a few assumptions we’ve been making over the past year.
Are you a Goodreads author yet? Don’t think you have time for one more form of social media? Consider this: 65 million members! And, 68 million reviews. Goodreads is the world’s largest community of readers, providing personal book recommendations. Yes, it’s true that Amazon claims an even larger “community” of reviewers within its main website—but […]
Through the turbulent changes in the publishing industry over the past decade, promising new models are emerging including one that we embrace here at Front Edge: hybrid publishing. The hybrid publishing model combines the best of both traditional publishing and self-publishing.