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Personal News Posts Here, Please! Save the Wall for Publishing Industry News

Started by Meg Waite Clayton. Last reply by Renate Stendhal Jun 29. 9 Replies

Dear PIN members, I am trying very hard to keep the main wall in the group to publishing industry news and conversation, so it won't become an advertisement wall. But do post your personal news here;…Continue

Self-publishing Survey - Please Participate

Started by Kelley Harrell. Last reply by Renate Stendhal Jun 28. 5 Replies

"The average self-publisher sells 100 books. Or is it 200? And is that in a year? Or is it over the lifetime of the book? The problem is, we have no idea at all, no way of measuring how we are…Continue

Thought She Writes Romance Writers might want to know about this ontest!

Started by Deborah Riley-Magnus. Last reply by Theresa L Henry Mar 25, 2013. 1 Reply

Hi all, I'm the Imprint Editor for the Breathless Books (Romance) Imprint at Assent Publishing, and I'm thrilled to let She Writes members know about this contest! Please pass it on!Good Luck!Deb…Continue

Tags: Books, Imprint, writing, Breathless, publishing

Lit Mags to Charge Reading Fees

Started by Becky T.. Last reply by Penny J. Leisch May 31, 2012. 18 Replies

A recent article in Forbes magazine describes how more…Continue

Tags: publishing, magazines, literary

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Comment by Carolyn Barbre on November 15, 2010 at 6:29am
Comment by Carolyn Barbre on November 15, 2010 at 6:27am
Barbara, check out this "Outstanding commentory on author promotion from Betsy lerner" which was listed on Best of the Best tweets for writers for the week ending 11/12/10 at http://publishing perspectives.com/2010/11/should-I-tweet/ It's about much more than tweeting.
Comment by Barbara M Traynor on November 15, 2010 at 5:21am
Love writing; loved self-pub, but .. wish I had had some warning that the entire process includes PR, directing traffic to my site (see comment by Paula Petty), blogging, initiating a newsletter - demanding, a full-time job! Not whining, simply stating that you must "promote first, write second". How do others handle this?
Comment by Paula Petty on November 14, 2010 at 9:28pm
Wendy, thank you for referring this sight. I, too, have a difficult time directing traffic to my sight. This has some good information.
Comment by Valerie Bonham Moon on November 14, 2010 at 12:01pm
Oops. For got that the > < signs (usually reversed to enclose a URL in an email) don't work on She Writes.

http://www.rainydaybooks.com/
Comment by Valerie Bonham Moon on November 14, 2010 at 12:00pm
They are.


At Ms. Rice's talk, the owner announced that the store was celebrating its 35th anniversary.
Comment by Lynne Morgan Spreen on November 14, 2010 at 11:47am
Wow, that is some bookstore! I don't think Condi will make it out here to Hemet, California, though.
Comment by Valerie Bonham Moon on November 14, 2010 at 10:35am
Concerning the support of indie bookstores, we use the local bookstores in different ways. One store, Rainy Day Books, has incorporated "something special" into their business model: they bring authors to the area. The latest was Condoleeza Rice; my husband and I saw her the other night and bought a signed book. We were going to see former President George W. Bush next month, but the ticket deal is 1 book per person, and I don't care to have two hardbacks 'just because.' We're giving that one a miss. The author before that was Garry Trudeau, and for that hardback my husband and I parted with a C-note. Rainy Day Books has a successful business model that I support.

As for Borders, when shopping for a birthday present for finicky 11-year old grandson (the reason for the trip to the bookstore), I'm afraid that one of the 'hobby kit books' (in this case, for building a robot), is what will garner me a passing, "Hey, cool!"

Yes, we also give the children traditional books; no, I don't quiz anyone as to whether they read them, but their mom says they do. The children do know, though, that if they ask for an outing to the bookstore with me, they'll usually get it. Grandma is a sucker for books.
Comment by Pauline Frederica Kiernan on November 14, 2010 at 8:58am
Hi Lise,

Thank you for the inspiration! And well done you.
Like another writer on this forum I would love to know how you prepare for apps.
I've looked up for some info on the web, but a first hand tale would be great!
Many thanks to all on this group.
Comment by LB Darling on November 14, 2010 at 8:03am
Hi Lise,
That's GREAT! Good for you! Can you tell us more about having your story made into an app? I haven't heard of this and would love to know more. I left 4 "publishers" behind earlier this year for my adult novel "The Heart of War". In the end, they were either unable or unwilling to do more for me than I could do for myself. To be honest, in one case I don't think they even knew what an ISBN is. (No, I'm not kidding). I got tired of the game. Tired of the waiting and a lot of plain old BS. The publishing industry has changed so much over the years it's hard to tell the players without a score card. Even harder to tell the 'good' guys from the 'bad' guys from those who just don't know what the heck they're doing.
Keep up the great work, Lise, you're an inspiration.
 

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