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The Future of Book Distribution

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 9:30pm 11 Comments

As a representative of the hybrid publishing arena, I attend a lot of conferences and sit on a lot of panels. In the Q&A portion of these events, the question of distribution always comes up. I wrote a post called "Distribution…

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When Should You Change Your Book for an Agent or Editor?

Posted on October 13, 2014 at 9:00pm 34 Comments

Every so often (fairly frequently, actually) I get an email from an author telling me that an agent or editor really loves their work, but . . .

 

From here any number of scenarios ensues. The agent has suggested that a multiple point-of-view novel be changed to single point of view; that a memoir be…

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She Writes Press News: Announcing The Cicadas: A Memoir, by Lene Fogelberg

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 9:00pm 12 Comments

She Writes Press is excited to announce The Cicadas: A Memoir, by Lene Fogelberg, for publication on our fall 2015 list.

 

If you feel you are dying, how do you make people believe you?

 

This pressure on my chest. The monster has found a place to rest, curl up,…

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Your Author Platform Is Not Your Social Media Following

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 9:30pm 26 Comments

I’ve spent the past five or six years not only educating authors about how to build an author platform but also about how to position themselves in such a way that the platform they already have truly shines.



So this week, when I received multiple e-mails asking what I thought about an article…

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7 Tips for the Uninspired

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 12:00am 11 Comments

I’m in Maui this week, on a family vacation I’ve long been anticipating for all the things Hawaii conjures up: relaxation, letting go, even inspiration. But for too-busy people, letting go can be a lot like detoxing, and instead of feeling inspired, I’ve felt unexpected longings—for…

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Who I am:
Publisher of She Writes Press and founder of Warner Coaching Inc.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
www.shewritespress.com
www.warnercoaching.com
facebook.com/warnercoaching
twitter/brooke_warner
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
What's Your Book? A Step-By-Step Guide to Get You from Inspiration to Published Author

Visit amazon.com/author/brookewarner
My writing is:
Nonfiction, Memoir
Services I offer to other writers:
Writing and publishing coaching/consulting: warnercoaching.com
My professional associations:
SheWrites.com; NAMW.org
I found out about She Writes from:
Kamy and many authors I've worked with over the years.

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Brooke Warner commented on the blog post 'The Future of Book Distribution'
"Elizabeth, you might want to read my first post, Distribution 101. I'm very clear on the difference between distributors and wholesalers, and part of why this conversation is confusing to authors is because Ingram is both—they are a huge…"
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Elizabeth K. Burton commented on the blog post 'The Future of Book Distribution'
"Ingram is a wholesaler, as is Baker & Taylor. A distributor is a company that warehouses published books for distribution to retailers. Distributors require a 75% discount to stock books. If one is already giving Ingram 55% while keeping the…"
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Brooke Warner commented on the blog post 'The Future of Book Distribution'
"Thanks to both of you, Julie and Christine, and yes, Julie, Jill is terrific. I feel so grateful to have her as a SWP author!"
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Christine Keleny commented on the blog post 'The Future of Book Distribution'
"Another good post that I will share on my blog. Thanks, Brooke!"
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Julie Maloney commented on the blog post 'The Future of Book Distribution'
"Brooke, This is a wonderful post. Just yesterday, I interviewed an SWP author, the fab Jill Smolowe. I am the founder/director of WOMEN READING ALOUD…Jill was part of our AUTHOR SERIES. The audience thought she was "terrific" and so…"
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Brooke Warner commented on the blog post 'The Future of Book Distribution'
"Hi Elizabeth, this ridiculous cover price discount does not reflect the kind of distribution relationship we have. I wonder if what you're talking about is a relationship with a wholesaler, which is different than traditional distribution.…"
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Elizabeth K. Burton commented on the blog post 'The Future of Book Distribution'
"In order to utilize a third-party book distributor, the author or publisher has to give a 75% discount off cover price. I have been approached by legitimate distributors in the past, and that is the least they would accept. Unless one is prepared to…"
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Brooke Warner commented on the blog post 'The Future of Book Distribution'
"Thank you, Cate. I so appreciate your comment! And I'll keep posting. :)"
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Brooke Warner commented on the blog post 'The Future of Book Distribution'
"Hi Carole, your case is unique because you're a SWP author. I can and will send you the info you need for European bookstores to order your books. The only thing that makes bookstores uncomfortable is knowing that they can't return books.…"
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At 9:34am on July 15, 2014, Louise Canfield said…

Hello Brooke!  I attended your workshop on “scaffolding" in San Miguel last February.  I remembered that you mentioned She Writes but had not really understood what it is until yesterday when I encountered an author who had published with She Writes.  Really looking forward to getting to know this community. 

At 7:52am on June 1, 2014, Melanie Bishop said…

Hey Brooke! Yes, I got the post you sent me. Sorry I mistakenly remembered it as being you, not Kamy, who wrote it. Much appreciated! 

At 4:01pm on May 31, 2014, Melanie Bishop said…

Hi Brooke, Trying to find the original post from way back, where you explained why you were going to publish with SheWrites, rather than with one of the big publishing houses who'd offered you a contract. A friend of mine is inquiring about SheWrites Press, and I want to send her that post, because I think it's so helpful when considering these things. Thanks! Melanie Bishop

At 5:16am on January 29, 2014, Daya Wakens said…
Hi Brooke! One of my short stories is published in a contest and would really appreciate if you could post my request for support. The contest runs only next few days and the winner is based on the number of FB "Likes" and comments on my story page only. This would take no more than five minutes, I promise. Brooke, please excuse my typing here...We are coming home from our honeymoon and had to sleep in DC airport due to weather. Thank you in advance for any support you can provide.

Please vote for me at www.midlifecollage.com
Friends, I need your FB vote & comment on my story contest page "The Second Time Around." (With the Red High Heel)My pen name is Daya Wakens. Thank you so much for your support!
At 10:55pm on April 6, 2013, Hope Edelman said…

Hi Brooke,

Best way to reach me is through hopeedelman@gmail.com.

Thanks,

Hope

At 9:22am on July 26, 2012, Stephanie Volkoff Green said…

Most definitely! I think a play date is in order.

At 1:41pm on April 25, 2012, Clene` S. Elder said…

Brooke:

You are a sweetheart.  Thank you so much for the friend request and for posting the content I requested. 

You have to let me return the favor.  Is there anything I can do for you?

Clene`

At 3:40pm on April 24, 2012, Clene` S. Elder said…

Hi Brooke:

I just joined She Writes March 2012.  I missed your Mighty Bell experience on "Build Your Author Platform."  I know the experience is close now.  Is there any way that I can get access to the content now? :-(

Thanks,

Clene`

At 6:20pm on March 8, 2012, Hollye Dexter said…

Hi Brooke! Fancy meeting you here.  : )

xo

At 4:10pm on March 8, 2012, Sue William Silverman said…

Oh, that's so sweet!! Thank you. And I look forward to spending time with you here on She Writes! Sue

 
 
 

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