Opening a book is like stepping into a new world. Now, publishing technology allows publishers to create worlds as big and vibrant as the entire Internet. Adding links to a book also streamlines the traditional processes of providing citations, additional resources and further reading to readers. Both printed books and eBooks can include multimedia and […]
Marketing director Susan Stitt provides a one-stop checklist of ideas smart authors should consider to build an ever-growing audience for new books. There is so much excitement surrounding a book launch that we can forget to take time to organize ways to keep in touch with our new readers, allies and angels. Susan’s checklist represents many ways you can work on building a real community around your book.
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.
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.
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.