Tag: selling books

Being creative and analytical

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Many romance writers get into the field because they loved reading romance. So when Bella Andre crafts a series, she finds it easier because she can writer the characters and stories that she would want to read. But as a self-publishing author, she still…

A changing industry

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Steven Axelrod says agents used to play the role of gatekeeper. But with self-publishing on the rise, an agents role is changing. How do agents adapt to fit into a different publishing world?

Space on the shelf

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Romance authors were some of the first to embrace self-publishing, and it has opened a lot of doors for authors that might not have existed otherwise. But what effect does that have on the traditional publishing world? Steven Axelrod talks about the changing landscape…

It started with romance

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Romance writers were at the forefront of the book revolution, and that opened up a lot of opportunities says Smashwords founder Mark Coker.

The credit it deserves

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For a long time, romance was looked down upon by the publishing industry. But with ebooks, romance authors are finding their ways off the backshelves and into the hands of readers. Mark Coker, the founder of Smashwords, discusses what that change means for romance…

Slow boat to China: What you need to know about foreign rights

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What are foreign rights, and what good is it to keep them or give them away? The answer to that question is rather complicated and depends entirely on your publisher, where you are in your career, and what kind of agent is representing you.

Bookselling’s future

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When asked about bookselling’s future, most people’s answers could be put in three groupings: the e-book market, bricks-and-mortar stores, and issues surrounding what’s being called “discoverability.”

Engaging the reader

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Bookstore owner Rosemary Potter knows what it takes for a romance novel to grab a reader.

Being in charge

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Bella Andre believed that her novels could sell better, so she took matters into her own hands.