Authors who want to sell books need to participate in ongoing efforts to market those books—which means taking part in national conversations and media opportunities. Marketing Director Susan Stitt writes about five online opportunities for authors to amplify their voices and news about their books.
David Crumm reports on three pioneering authors who write about the experience of racism through the lens of racially blended families. Millions of Americans live with racial diversity in their own homes—and more are joining them each year.
Read Front Edge Publishing’s summary of the 2019 changes to the Associated Press Style Guide. Gary Pruitt, president and CEO of AP, notes that some of the most interesting changes came about as a result of conversations on Twitter. The 2019 edition of the AP Stylebook has more than 200 updates.
All authors ask: “When do I get paid?” Financial manager Patty Thompson gives us a helpful overview of the complex issues that delay royalty payments coming to us from retailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Plus, she explains an immediate revenue source most authors are eager to develop.
David Crumm reports on four trends that affect our writers and editors: The rise of ‘real-person insight’ in spiritual writing; the growth of nonfiction sales; the problem of ‘crowdsourcing’ in cover design; and a trend toward offensive language in book titles.