Marketing Director Susan Stitt shares best practices and tips for uploading author videos to your Amazon page. These Amazon pages represent valuable real estate for authors as you reach out to interact with readers. Susan shares both Dos and Don’ts.
In Spring 2019, not a week passes without the discovery of long-hidden sexual abuse in front-page headlines. We all need help in coping with the trauma. That’s the story you’ll find in the honest-and-inspirational pages of Light Shines in the Darkness, by survivor, counselor, minister and teacher Lucille Sider. This column explains: the importance of Lucille’s book, the value of small-group discussion and the way to inquire about an appearance by Lucille Sider.
What are copy editing styles for books? Dmitri Barvinok explains that publishing houses follow a wide variety of editing styles and authors should discuss this issue prior to copy editing. Our editors need to establish a set of ground rules to make sure they’re on the same page with the author and each other, sharing the goal of a smooth reading experience for the book’s potential audience.
Is your book protected? In this column, Susan Stitt answers some of the most common questions authors raise, including: Why do I need copyright protection? How do I apply for a copyright? How long is my work protected under U.S. copyright? How much does it cost? And, how long does it take?
The idea of a Muslim author launching his book at synagogues is an unheard-of example of crossing boundaries to make new friends. Or, as we describe such friendships at our publishing house: Allies and angels build healthier communities through sharing the great stories found in books. This column by David Crumm tells how Muslim peace activist Victor Begg is crossing those boundaries this spring.