News You Can Use – Dec. 18, 2012

Ornaments for Book Lovers – For last minute online shopping?

Let the Ebook Price Wars Begin: Three Ebook Pricing Predictions – Interesting article from Forbes magazine. The predictions are quite reasonable.

Psy Makes $8 Million by Ignoring Copyright Infringement – Care to see how much a viral video can create literal revenue? Read this article for some behind the scenes discussion of this year’s biggest YouTube phenomenon.

Top 10 Trends in Children’s Book Publishing – Pay attention because these can spill over into your area of writing too!

10 Writing Lessons I learned from my Dog – Jenny Hansen unleashed a great article!

A Promotional Strategy for Overwhelmed Introverts – Robin LaFevers brings a great perspective to the issue.

25 Best Book Jackets of 2012 – Can’t say I agree with all these choices, but it is a great way to broaden your mind as to what works in today’s marketplace with regard to book jacket design.

The Single Best Marketing Tool for your Book– Penny Sansevieri writes 1700 words that should be read by everyone who is contemplating publishing a book, either traditionally or independently.

Tolstoy Anointed as an “Emerging Author” by Target – This simply has to make you laugh. Sigh….


6 Responses to News You Can Use – Dec. 18, 2012

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    Leah E Good December 18, 2012 at 8:58 am #

    So funny about Tolstoy, but did anyone else notice that the “emerging author” sign seems to be attached to the row behind the classics?

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    Jenny Hansen December 18, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    WOW! Thanks so much for including me here. This is great stuff – I’ve already got 4 tabs open and ready to read. 🙂

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    Johnnie Alexander Donley December 18, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    Steve, thanks for such a great list. I very much appreciated Robin LeFevers post and the advice she gave for introverted writers. Thanks again! And Merry Christmas!

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      Jan Thompson December 18, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

      Ditto! That’s a good advice — “Write an amazing book.” IMHO many of us writers are not loud. In contrast, it’s certainly noisy online, and sometimes it’s hard to separate the chaff from the wheat. It’s a good reminder to just focus on the goal of writing well! Merry Christmas!

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    Anne Love December 19, 2012 at 5:59 am #

    The take home articles for me–introverts and editing. Thanks.


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