Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Around the Publishing World (January 5)

Chicago Author Solutions (a division of Eckhartz Press) stays on top of happenings/trends in the publishing world to help out busy writers who are spending their time doing what they should be doing: writing.

1. The secrets of viral book sales
This is a great article from last year, and although it's a UK blog, there's a lot of great info here for American writers as well. Here's a short excerpt...
There is an old adage that all writers should have emblazoned on their hearts – Publicize or Perish. Seasoned authors understand the truth of these words and combined with the art of promotion they form the singular formula for success and the foundation upon which your book is most likely to go viral. To an author it is as important as E = MC2. It isn’t a mathematical formula, but a powerful aide memoire:-

P + P = BV2 P(Promotion) + P(Publicity) = BV2 (Book Virility)
2. 14 books to read if you like To Kill a Mockingbird
All writers are readers too, correct? I liked this piece about other books that are similar to one of my all-time favorites, "To Kill a Mockingbird". Courtesy of the Bookbub blog.

3. New lit editor at New City
When it's time to send out your book for reviews, there's a new name that should be in your list of contacts at New City (a local Chicago publication). Her name is Toni Nealie, and she's their new lit editor. You can find out more about her at the link.

4. Who controls your facebook feed?
This is good information really for anyone, but authors use facebook extensively to help promote their works. This article helps us better understand how that whole facebook newsfeed actually works.

5. Book Marketing Tips from Author Helen Sedwick
Frances Caballo interviews self-published author Helen Sedwick, and Helen has some great advice about garnering blog traffic, and how to conduct blog tours.

6. Author Tuneups
We started these last year at Chicago Author Solutions, and they got a great response. Click on the link to get more information. A 30-minute author tune up with our experts can help your specific project with publicity, marketing, pre-press, messaging or out-of-the-box thinking.

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