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.
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.