Just as important as the text inside your book are the words you choose as an introduction to potential readers. Editor David Crumm offers helpful tips for writing crucial summaries called Short and Long Descriptions, which show up prominently on bookstore websites.
Metadata might only have 8 letters, but it’s a huge topic in book publishing. Front Edge Publishing Marketing Director Susan Stitt begins a series of columns about the many crucial choices authors face in creating successful metadata for new books. She also shares links and recommendations for further reading. Got a specific question after reading this column? Please—ask us!
Groups around the world are preparing for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. In this column, Marketing Director Susan Stitt writes about some of the books we have released to inspire individuals and families struggling with the challenges of cancer.
As we wrap up our three-part look at the importance of book awards, we’ve already covered the value of entering book contests and the savvy strategy of aiming at regional honors. In this third column, Editor David Crumm offers five helpful Dos and Don’ts for authors hoping to win a prize.
Winning a book award can be a valuable boost in promoting your book. Marketing expert Susan Stitt writes the second in our three-part series on finding your way through the dense forest of the more than 6,000 book contests held each year across the U.S. In this part of the series, Susan urges authors to start by looking locally for regional book awards. She includes our list of the Top 5 Regional Book Awards.