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The Parts of a Book That You Didn't Know
What is a book? From front matter to back matter, here you'll find a listing and description of the parts of a printed book's content.
The Big 5 US Book Publishers
The Big Five book publishers are the major trade book publishing companies in the US - read who they are, here.
What You Should Know About Being A Published...
Facts about being a published author, what the average author can expect in terms of money, marketing and more when publishing his or her first book.
Book Blogs - Good for Authors, Good for Readers
Book blogs provide a resource for book discovery and marketing. Here are the various ways book blogs can serve authors and readers.
Want to Open a Bookstore? Know the Bookselling...
For many booklovers, opening a bookstore seems to be their dream career. Independent booksellers enjoy being a community hub, and take pride in the fact they're encouraging reading in both adults and children. Of course, the realities of starting a bookstore are complicated. If you’re considering buying or starting a bookstore, read some basics about bookselling.
8 Tips to Help You Get Your Novel Published
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Ever Wonder How a Book Ends Up on a Store's...
The book production process from the copyediting start through book design, composed pages and and to printing and binding and/or coding for distribution as an e-book.
Malice Domestic - Tea and Traditional Cozy...
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6 Crucial Questions on Book Rights and...
Book publishing is a business and, whether you're an author or a publisher, rights (such as film rights) and book royalties are considerations when you're determining the profitability of publishing a book. Following are some actual reader questions about self-publishing fees, book rights, and book royalties.
6 Steps to Getting a Literary Agent
How do you make your book query stand out from the hundreds--maybe thousands--of submissions a literary agent receives each year? Do your homework, be professional, say
eBook Sellers — Where to Sell Your eBooks...
eBook sellers are the channels that bring your ebook to the reader. If you are self-publishing a book with the hopes of profiting, distribution through these digital retailers are critical to your book's success. Read about the major players and some speciality ebook sellers.
4 Crucial Questions on Book Copyrights Answered
Book copyright issues are common topics in reader questions, especially with respect to dealing with self-publishing services or unpublished manuscripts. Here are some answers to reader's questions about copyright and other rights.
Be Your Own Book Title Generator with These...
Need a book title generator? Read insights into how to write a book title and what makes a good book title that sticks in the minds of readers.
Major Departments In A Publishing House
Though each book publisher or publishing imprint is organized slightly differently, here are the most typical departments within the publisher, and the general duties of each.
The Book Publisher's Editorial Department
Most people first setting out to find jobs in publishing set their sights on the editorial department. If you’re looking for a job in book publishing, or if you’d just like to know more about book publishing roles, here are the most typical editorial jobs within a book publisher.
How to Write a Great Subtitle
Subtitles make a non-fiction book title stronger. Read how they work.
Book Publishers - Different Types of Book...
From trade book publishers to academic publishers to professional publishers to self-publishing companies, different book markets have different types of publishers. If you're looking to publish a book or to get a job in publishing, you should know about the different types of book publishers.
Book Editing: Submission Through Final Manuscript
How do you work with a book editor? Read about book editing, the first step in getting a manuscript to become a published book.
Twitter Hashtags for Authors and Book Marketing...
If you're a writer or publishing pro here are some Twitter hashtags that will help you connect with like-minded authors and build community.
The Role of a Literary Agent in Getting Your...
The role of a literary agent - your need a literary agent for their book proposal or book manuscript?
Movie Tie-in
: “ Movie tie-in edition” -- or simply a “movie tie-in” -- as it relates to book publishing is a book
Amazon.com's Kindle Direct Publishing
Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) offers an e-book self-publishing service with the distribution capability of the online retail giant, Amazon.com.
How to Create A Book Marketing and Publicity...
Creating a book marketing and publicity plan will help spread the word about your finished book, whether you're DIY- or traditionally published.
Vanity Presses vs Self-Publishing Service...
While vanity presses have long been around, today's print-on-demand and ebook technologies, internet sales channels, and social media marketing make it possible for many more authors to successfully self-publish their own books.
Book Title Generator - How to Write A Book...
Be your own book title generator - How to Write a Good Book Title - step-by-step
Book Advances and Royalties
Book royalties and book advances are the means by which publishers pay authors for their work. Following is a brief overview of what the terms mean and how book royalties and advances work.
Getting Your Book Published
Getting Your Book Published - The step-by-step overview of the process of publishing a book
9 Tips For Author Readings and Book Signings
Book readings and signings can be an important part of your book publicity campaign. They give readers a chance to see authors in person, they give authors an opportunity to meet their readers—and to to sell some books!
Trade Publishing
Trade publishing, the business of publishing books for general audiences.
About Book Marketing
Trade book marketing helps get books in front of the consumer. Read about the functions of a publisher's book marketing department.
Living the Writing Life - 5 Essential Rules for...
Living the Writing Life - Advice to Writers
Taxes and the Book Author
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Gutenberg - Johann Gutenberg and the Invention...
Johann Gutenberg is nearly universally credited with being the inventor of the printing press, the father of the modern printed book, and a communications catalyst who opened up the world to the quick and efficient spread of knowledge and ideas.
About Ghostwriting and Hiring a Ghostwriter
Ghostwriting is the practice of writing books (and other content) for and in the name of someone else. In this article, professionals from Gotham Ghostwriters explain the ghostwriting process and what to look for when shopping for a ghostwriter for your project.
Sales Tax Facts for Book Authors
Sales tax is a fact of retail life and authors who sell their own books directly to readers may be obligated to collect and remit sales taxes to their state tax authority. Read what you need to know about sales tax.
How Much Money Does An Author Make?
How much money does an author make? Find some insights here.
How to Get Your Book Proposal Started
A book proposal is the sales vehicle used by non-fiction authors and their agents sell books. Learn about book proposals; how to get started on yours.
Tax Deduction Tips for Authors
When it's time to file your taxes as a book author, the more you know, the better. Sure — pens, computer printer ink and paper are deductible — but you might learn something new in these details and tips about book author tax deductions.
How to Write a Cookbook — Ingredients for...
Writing a cookbook means having the ingredients for recipe success.
The New York Times Best Seller Lists - An...
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The Advantages of Being Published by A Big Five...
Being published by a Big Five or other major book publishing house generally has a high bar to entry, but there is much value in the relationship.
6 Steps to Pre-Publication Book Marketing
If you’re in the process of writing a book, you should already be thinking about your book marketing and publicity—yes, well before it’s published. Here’s how to lay the advance groundwork for a successful book marketing and publicity effort.
Should You Self-Publish Your Book? Questions to...
Today, self-publishing — indie publishing or DIY publishing — a book has become a widely accessible option for many writers. Whether your self-publishing goals are personal or professional, whether your desire is to reach a large audience or just to make your Mom smile, it makes sense to take stock of your expectations before you self-publish. Then, when you hold your book in your hands, you'll be better able to gauge your success--on your own terms.
How to Get Published by a Major Publisher
Being published by one of the Big Five publishing houses has advantages. Here's what you'll need to catch the attention of an editor at a major publisher.
Editorial Costs for Authors
If you are self-publishing a book, you’ll want to ensure your book is well edited and typo-free— and for that you’ll need to hire some outside help. Here's a guide to the most commonly requested editorial freelance services and a rough estimate of what you can expect to pay for them.
The Rise of E L James' Fifty Shades of Grey
E L James' Fifty Shades of Grey is a sexually explicit novel with sadomasochistic themes that became a record-breaking book publishing phenomenon.
Getting A Job in Book Publishing
The book publishing industry has its own set of parameters for the wannabe employee. Here is some specific advice on how to prepare for a book publishing job interview.
Barnes & Noble's PubIt!: An Overview of B&N's...
An overview of the features of PubIt!, the Barnes & Noble ebook publishing service.
Ebook beginnings
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Becoming A Ghostwriter 101
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Writing Children’s Books - An Introductio...
Children's book publishing generally operates very separately from adult publishing, even within the same publishing house. Books for kids are categorized by age range and are often illustrated. Due to these and other factors, there are unique considerations for those who want a career in the children's publishing industry--whether as an children's author or illustrator, or as a kid's editor, bookseller or librarian.
Borders’s Group History - The History of...
The Borders Group, Inc was a publicly held bookstore chain that operated Borders superstores and Waldenbooks Specialty Retail segment stores, including Waldenbooks, Borders Express and Borders airport stores. After three distinct bookstore chains were acquired, then spun off, by Kmart, the Borders Group grew to be the second-largest bricks-and-mortar bookstore chain in the United States before its liquidation in September 2011.
Self-Publishing - Considerations for Choosing A...
Which publishing service should you choose to help you self-publish your book? It depends on whether you want to create a print book or an ebook, whether you want to potentially see your hardcover on a store shelf or allow your family and friends print-on-demand. Read about some of the factors you should consider when you compare publishing services.
Major U. S. Bricks-and-Mortar Booksellers
Bricks-and-mortar bookstores had been the main centers of commerce for the bookselling industry and community hubs for book-buying public for centuries. As consumers shift away from print books, bricks-and-mortar bookstores remain important links in the book sales and book promotion chains.
What is a Book Contract? An Overview of a...
A book contract is the legally-binding agreement between an author and the book publisher that dictates assignment of rights, obligations and money.
The Truth About Your Book Publishing Contract
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Subsidiary rights in a book contract - defined...
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Five Top Academic Publishers
The top five academic publishers
Self-Publishing Children's Ebooks
Have you thought about self-publishing your own children's book or ebook? If so, you might learn from the experiences of authors who decided to forego contacting any agents or publishers and instead launch their books themselves.
Hobbyist vs. Pro — Tax Guidelines for...
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Month-by-Month Key Book Publishing Industry...
Book publishing industry annual calendar - a month-by-month listing of key annual events for publishers, booksellers, authors and readers
Readers and Publishers Are Passionate About...
The romance fiction industry is worth over a billion dollars a year and represents 13% of adult fiction books sold. Read why publishers love romance.
Self-Publishing Success Story: E-Book Author...
Self-published writer Amanda Hocking made millions of dollars in her first year as a DIY author of young adult paranormal romance and urban fantasy novels. How did Hocking find self-publishing success? By having a large body of work to draw upon, by knowing her audience... and by having some market savvy.
Book Marketing Strategy: Frontlist vs. Backlist
Frontlist books are the new titles in the marketplace; backlist books are the books that have been available for awhile. If you are marketing a book you need to understand the differences in frontlist vs. backlist book marketing strategy.
Promote Your Book with Twitter
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The Man Booker Prize Winners - 1968 to Present
The Man Booker Prize winners get bragging rights to one of the most prestigious literary awards in the English-speaking world—not to mention a whopping cash award and big bump in book sales. Read more about the Man Booker Prize and check out the list of winners since the award's 1968 inception.
What's in a query letter to a literary agent?
Author Query Letters — what to include in your query letter to a literary agent.
Resources and information for independent...
For those who are considering opening an indie bookstore or for anyone (authors, new publishing pros) curious about what makes the independents tick (and thrive), here's some information about and resources for independent bookstores.
The Six Habits of Highly Successful Authors
Want to finish a book this year? Whether it’s the dawn of a New Year for you, or just the cusp of a personal commitment to become a published author, here are some practical habits — and examples from pros — that can help you go from staring down a blank page to literally or virtually “piling up” the manuscript pages.
How to Use Social Networks to Promote Your Book
How to use social networks to promote your book - a Q&A with book promotional consultant Sandra Beckwith
An Overview of Textbook Publishing
Textbooks are books that accompany a specific class or subject at the school or university level, and suggest a curriculum for the particular subject.
The Frankfurt Book Fair - The World's Biggest,...
The Frankfurt Book Fair has a 500-year-old history and is today the world's largest book fair, attracting a global audience of book industry pros.
Kobo Writing Life - Ebook Self-Publishing...
If you are self-publishing an ebook, there are a number of reasons why you might consider publishing and selling your work through Kobo Writing Life. Read more about the self-publishing features of Kobo.
CreateSpace Overview: About Amazon's Paperback...
For a paperback book format combined with the advantages of Amazon.com distribution, CreateSpace is a popular self-publishing service choice.
NOOK Press
NOOK Press is an ebook self-publishing platform from the Barnes & Noble NOOK Media subsidiary. NOOK Press boasts a number of important features as well as the distribution power of a bookselling force. If you're considering self-publishing your ebook, read about NOOK Press.
From Author to Reader: An Overview of the Book...
Wondering how a publisher gets a book from writer to reader? Here's an overview of the publishing process from editorial to bookseller.
Traditional Publishing vs. Indie - The...
Donna Fasano's books have sold nearly 4 million copies worldwide and have been published in nearly two dozen languages. Originally published by a traditional publisher, Fasano decided to become an Indie Author — and is now making a living off her books. Read her candid thoughts about money and self-publishing.
Read for Success: A Literary Agent's Advice to...
Writing a children books is the dream of many aspiring authors. Here, a top kid's book agent shares her best advice for writers.
The world's second oldest profession? It's not...
About being a librarian - for those who love books and gathering information, here are facts about being a librarian.
Creating an Author Website
One of the basic but vital tools of book marketing is the author website. For the book writer, the author website functions as an accessible online location where anyone might find out more about you and your book. While there are many permutations of author and book websites, here are the basics of what an author website should accomplish and the types of information an effective author website should contain.
How to Write A Better Book Title — A Book...
Becoming a better book title name generator — a case study on how to write a better book title.
Book Proposals — Elements of an Effective...
A book proposal is a sales document, the tool with which you pitch your book to an agent and, eventually, and editor. If you’re ready to get started, here are the elements of the book proposal and what should go into each.
Platform (aka Media Platform)
Definition of media platform, as it pertains to author and book publicity.
Book Festivals - bringing authors, publishers...
Book festivals are community and consumer-oriented events that bring books and authors and the publishing world to the reading public. As they celebrate and showcase books, book festivals are are great opportunities for authors and publishers to bring new books to a variety of readers, to help grow writers’ fan bases, and to increase book promotion and sales.
Hard-Boiled to Cozy - the Major Mystery...
There is a wide range of sub-genres and other categorizing features in the mystery genre. Here are some of the major types of mystery novels.
Twitter for Authors
Twitter helps authors build community and an audience for their books. Twitter conventions that make this easier are retweets, mentions and hashtags. Learn author-specific tricks for using these tools to grow your Twitterverse.
RWA Conference — Romance Writers of...
The annual Romance Writers of America® (RWA) annual conference is an opportunity for current and aspiring romance writers to enhance romance writing, book marketing and other applicable skills, as well as network with their fellow romance writers.
Book Design -- Creating a Book Package that...
Book design is important in order to appeal to potential readers and maximize sales. Here are some factors to consider in book design and packaging.
About Book Publicity and Marketing
A book's publicity and marketing campaigns are the business levers that can make a New York Times bestseller. Whether you're a DIY author or your book is being published by a traditional publisher, you should understand the dynamic elements of a book publicity and marketing effort.
The Mysterious Bookshop: Award-winning NYC...
For over 30 years, the Mysterious Bookshop in New York City and its proprietor, Otto Penzler, have been venerated and award-winning mystery book institutions.
Self-publishing Ebooks - Important Considerations
From formatting to pricing to metadata, there are many technical considerations for self-publishing an ebook. Self-published children's ebook series creators Nicole and Damir Fonovich share with us their most important self-publishing take-aways.
Book Contract - Outlined
What terms are included in a book publishing contract? The standard book contract encompasses a lengthy number of clauses covering important manuscript, legal and financial points in a book's life cycle and an author's livelihood. Learn about the typical clauses of a book contract.
How to Get (or Get More) Ghostwriting Business
If you're thinking of becoming a ghostwriter, or have done some ghostwriting and want to do more, here's good advice on where to find ghostwriting work.
Self-Publishing Services — An Overview
Each of the most self-publishing services has their own pros and cons, and advantages and disadvantages, as well as their own proprietary features. Here's a handy overview of the most popular self-publishing services, along with handy links, so you can learn more.
A Book by Its Cover — About Book Jackets
In spite of the adage, most readers do indeed judge a book at least in part by its cover. That's why major book publishers have whole departments and many, many meetings dedicated to their creation. Read about how books jackets are developed in a publishing house.
About a book publisher's co-op advertising
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Baker & Taylor
Baker & Taylor is a leading wholesale distributor of books, videos, and music products. In business since 1828, the company is especially known for being a wholesaler to libraries and other institutions as well as to retail booksellers. Read the history of Baker & Taylor and physical and digital book and entertainment distribution services the company provides today.
Book Publicity Basics from Your Publisher
One of the advantages of being published by a traditional publisher is that you’ll have the support of the publisher’s in-house publicity department. How much publicity support depends on many factors--but here are the basic elements of a book publicity campaign that an in-house publicity department will likely provide.
Why is copyright important to authors and...
What is copyright and why is it important to authors and publishers?
The Codex - The Early Bound "Book"
The term codex (Latin for “block of wood”) refers to the early form of what we know as a book--that is, pages bound together. Papyrus codices supplanted scrolls as the reading devices of choice for the same qualities we value in books today.
City Lights: San Francisco's Iconic Beat...
City Lights: San Francisco's Iconic Beat Bookstore
Smashwords: An Overview of Smashwords...
Smashwords is an e-book publishing and distribution platform that offers multi-format e-books without the digital rights management strings — and with a higher percentage of profits — than many other self-publishing services. If you're thinking about publishing your own e-book, read more about how Smashwords differs from other e-book self-publishing platforms.
Publishing With Lulu.com - Overview of Lulu's...
Lulu.com provides a wide variety of book format choices for writers who self-publish. Here's an overview of Lulu.com's offerings for the indie author.
Selling A Book's Film and TV Rights - What...
How a book's film and TV rights to books get sold: film and TV agents like Curtis Brown's Holly Frederick sell dramatic rights to producers.
Inspiration and Instruction — Great Books...
How to write and how to be a writer — instruction on the writing craft and inspiration on how to navigate the life of a writer.
Tips for Producing An Effective Online Book...
How to produce an online book trailer - tips for producing an effective trailer for your book.
Social Media Checklist for Authors
Social media is an integral part of any author’s publicity and marketing campaign. Here, book public relations expert Laura Rossi Totten shares her firm’s Social Media Checklist, a great tool for anyone who is developing their own social media campaign.
Julia Child, Cookbook Marketing Genius
Julia Child - cookbook author and TV food star - was also a master of book promotion. Here are 7 book marketing lessons from Julia Child.
Excellent Indie - R. J. Julia Booksellers
As one of the largest independent booksellers in the Northeast — and one of the most admired in the country — R. J. Julia is a community hub and a place where the staff is passionate about reading and about placing the right book in the hands of a reader.
Book Marketing Strategy: Putting the Campaign...
In part 3 of this interview with book marketing expert Adrienne Sparks, she shares specific advice and promotion tactics for authors, and tells us how she engaged online readers for the e-book re-release of bestselling thriller writer Keith Thomson's first book, Pirates of Pensacola.
Coming up with a good book title
How to write a good book title - an overview of articles about writing book titles and subtitles.
Leverage Online and Offline Social Networks to...
Promote your book by leveraging both online and offline social networks. Read tips on how to effectively tap into your networks to get the word out about your book.
New York City and Book Publishing
Home of the Big Six book publishers, NYC is also filled with bookstores; libraries; book fairs, conventions and literary awards; readings and signings by live authors, and the footsteps of authors long past. The Big Apple is a paradise for visiting book lovers; here's a sampling of what they will find.
Publishing A Book to Market Your Business
Does your business need you to write a book? For many companies, the answer is yes. Businesses can benefit from publishing a nonfiction book for use as a marketing tool that introduces your ideas, your company, and its offerings to its potential customers.
Author Questionnaire Template - Part 1 - Book...
Filling out an author questionnaire is a key first step in book promotion and sales. In Part 1 of this author questionnaire template, you'll be guided through some critical philosophy about how to think about your biographical information for this marketing, publicity and sales tool.
The Society of Children's Book Writers and...
The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is a non-profit professional organization for writers and illustrators in the fields of children’s and young adult literature, magazines, film, television, and multimedia. Founded in 1971, SCBWI is a powerful advocate for its members, and acts as a network for the exchange of knowledge about the children’s book publishing world between writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, agents, librarians, educators, booksellers and others involved with literature for young people.
Hiring a Freelance Book Publicist - Advice from...
What to look for when hiring a freelance PR pro and how to make the most out of a tight publicity budget.
2013 Mystery Writers of America Edgar®...
2013 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Awards - the complete list of nominees and winners, including Grand Masters, Raven Awards, Mary Higgins Clark Award, and other MWA annual awards.
How to Organize an Author Blogging Group
How to Organize an Author Blogging Group - The Southern Belle View Daily writers discuss the rules they blog by
iUniverse Self-Publishing Service
The wide range of “guided self-publishing” packages and add-on editorial and marketing options makes iUniverse a good choice for those willing to pay professionals to help craft and launch a strong print/e-book combination into the book marketplace.
An Overview of BookBaby's Self-Publishing...
The popular BookBaby provides ebook distribution, quality printing, and some marketing resources. Read about some of BookBaby's self-publishing service features.
Book Marketing - What to Expect from Your...
If you're being published by a traditional publisher, your publisher's in-house marketing department will help the sales department get your book in front of booksellers. Here are the basic elements you can expect your book marketing department to provide.
About Amazon.com - Bookselling Beginnings of...
Online retail giant was founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994 as a brilliant idea — make millions of books browse-able and easily available to consumers. Since then, even as Amazon.com has expanded its product line way beyond books, the company has been on the forefront of bookselling and book publishing technologies and developments.
Barnes & Noble As Book Publisher — The...
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, “The World’s Largest Bookstore,” also has a long history as a book publisher, and has published its own product since early its history as a chain store. From bargain books to e-books, read about the book publishing side of B&N.
2015 RWA Lifetime Achievement, Golden Heart and...
2015 RWA Lifetime Achievement and awards for contributions to the Romance writing industry and list of Golden Heart Award nominees and winners.
Movie- and TV Tie-Ins Boost Book Sales
The relationship of a movie or TV show to a book—or vice versa—creates a marketing synergy between the book and the film (or television series) to which it relates. In the best-case scenario, the film/show and the book each helps to expand the audience of the other. Read about movie and TV tie-ins.
What Amanda Palmer and Taylor Swift Teach...
What Taylor Swift and Amanda Palmer teach authors and artists about money - the creative economy, writers and money.
Book Marketing Strategy: How to Promote an...
Marketing a backlist book—one that's been out in the marketplace awhile—often takes a little more strategy and creativity than than promoting a brand new title. Whether you want to give new sales life to a book that's been around, or to one that's being re-released in digital, read what an award-winning book marketing expert has to say about backlist book marketing strategy.
BLAD - Book Layout and Design
Definition of BLAD, a book sales tool
Major Romance Publishers
Major Romance Publishers - from Avon to Zebra
Book Sales Departments
Publishing sales departments can be broken into three general areas: trade sales (including international), special sales and other non-bookstore markets, and subsidiary rights sales. Each has its own markets, its own distinct customer bases.
The Author Questionnaire — A Great Book...
An author questionnaire is a key “internal” book marketing and publicity tool, used to target audiences for the book based on the author's background as well as the book’s subject. The information on the author questionnaire is used to craft materials for the media, for booksellers, and in order to ascertain the level of book marketing and promotional resources that the author brings to the table.
Bookstore Basics: Marketing and Merchandising
Bookstore marketing and merchandising basics - Like any retailer, bookstores need to market themselves and their wares, Here are some common bookstore point-of-sale promotional materials and other types of promotions used by booksellers.
Organizing A Book Party - Tips to Help
Throwing a book party can help launch a new title to the media and into the marketplace. Here are some tips to help organize a successful book party.
Author Questionnaire Template - part 2 - Author...
An author questionnaire is one of a book publisher's “internal” book marketing and publicity tools, filled out by an author then used to disseminate key book, biographical and platform information to the various publishing departments. In this Part 2 of the Author Questionnaire, any author or prospective author will be able to assess the strength of his or her various media platforms.
Where Books Are Sold...
Booksellers come in many types — bricks-and-mortar, on-line, bookstores, specialty store — even subscription. An overview of the types of booksellers.
Audiobooks 101 - Audiobooks and the Audiobook...
Audiobooks are a $1 billion industry and has experienced explosive growth. Read an overview of audiobooks and the marketplace.
How to Write Cookbook Recipes - Advice and Tips
How to write cookbook recipes for maximum appeal and cooking success.
Different types of jobs in and around book...
Whatever book-related career you envision, here's what you should know about getting a book publishing job.
How to Promote Your Book on Goodreads
How to Promote Your Book on Goodreads - Basic Do's and Don'ts for authors.
Book Authors and Money - A Round Up of Articles
Book authors and money - from royalties to taxes to ancillary efforts to boost the bottom line.
A Visitor's List of Manhattan - New York City -...
A list of popular Manhattan, NYC bookstores for book-loving visitors and New York City natives alike.
Mystery Writers of America (MWA): Making Crime...
Mystery Writers of America (MWA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting those who write mysteries and / or about crime in any form.
How to format a book manuscript for submission.
Guide to Proper Book Manuscript Formatting
How to Launch A Book
How to Launch A Book: A successful book launch sends a new book into the hands of book buyers.
Book Publishing Glossary - Terminology Used in...
A glossary of terms unique to and/or used in book publishing, especially those referred to on the About.com book publishing industry site articles and blog.
Independent Bookstore — Definition
Independent Bookstore (or indie bookstore or independent bookseller) - definition.
Blurb — An Overview of Blurb's Book...
While Blurb allows self-publishing in a variety of book formats, the service is a favorite of graphic artists, photographers and cookbook authors who whose work lends itself to a highly-designed, full-color book. Read about some of Blurb's self-publishing features.

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