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.
Marketing Director Susan Stitt explains the valuable process of looking for Media Mentions of an author’s work—a crucial step in marketing a new book. She shares 7 important steps authors can take when they spot Media Mentions.
Got a blog that has drawn together a good-sized online audience? Have you published a series of popular columns in a website or perhaps a weekly newsletter? Editor David Crumm writes about the challenges and potential of turning online writing into a successful book. We also take an in-depth look at how scholar and author Harold Heie crowdsourced a year of online conversations into an inspiring new book, Reforming American Politics.
David Crumm writes about the timeless wisdom master storytellers know about the importance of a story’s opening lines, drawing on examples from the Bible, great novelists, famous preachers, The Moth storytelling movement—and TED talks, as well.