INDIE DAYS 2019—Front Edge Publishing Marketing Director Susan Stitt reports on news from the invitation-only conference for leading mid-sized publishers. Among the headlines from this annual industry gathering: Book sales continue to rise along with direct-to-reader marketing.
Front Edge Publishing Marketing Director Susan Stitt takes readers on a brief tour of the giant Lightning Source printing-and-binding factory in Tennessee, the flagship plant for this global company.
Learn about best practices for proofing books and returning corrections in the digital age. This column includes an Adobe Reader tutorial, as well as tips for sending proofs to allies—and staying fresh after multiple reads.
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.
What should an author do when they find an error in their published book? Production manager Dmitri Barvinok breaks down the specific steps involved in updating production files to incorporate errata for a book in today’s publishing industry. Timing is key to avoid potential pitfalls.