Authors Guild Study Identifies Threats To Trade's Backlist Books
- BUT CAN THEY TALK? Hildebrandt, Gloria // Books in Canada;Dec91, Vol. 20 Issue 9, p25
Discusses factors that influence an author's marketability. Background on the work of book critics and promoters; Characteristics of authors whose books are reviewed and who are invited to participate in, host or speak at public events; Importance of the marketing and selling functions on a...
- Book signings add up to book sales: How to connect with your readers by organizing your own bookstore event. Campbell, Carolyn // Writer (Kalmbach Publishing Co.);Aug2006, Vol. 119 Issue 8, p40
This article discusses ways on how to organize a book signing. Book signings are one of the best ways to get the word out about a writer's book and connect with readers. In this article, some tips on how to organize successful signing and promote the book are presented. Call ahead to get the...
- South Carolina Blooms First. Patrick, Diane // Publishers Weekly;2/7/2005, Vol. 252 Issue 6, p21
Presents information on the South Carolina Book Festival to be held in Columbia on February 19-20, 2005. Change in the venues of the festival; Events at the festival; Authors who will participate in the festival.
- Author, Sell Thyself. Nelson, Sara // Publishers Weekly;10/3/2005, Vol. 252 Issue 39, p7
Presents the author's views on the measures taken by authors in order to sell their books. Mantra for writers; Examples of actions taken by authors in order to get their books noticed; Suggestions for authors who want their books to become a bestseller.
- Winds of Change at MPBA. Howell, Kevin // Publishers Weekly;10/7/2002, Vol. 249 Issue 40, p24
Highlights the annual gathering of the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Association (MPBA) held in September 19 to 22, 2002. Changes at MPBA; Authors recognized at the event; Sales performance of MPBA bookstores.
- Turning Book Signings Into Profit Centers. Rosen, Judith // Publishers Weekly;10/9/2006, Vol. 253 Issue 40, p19
The article discusses the business side of book signings. Booksellers such as Vivien Jennings have begun ramping up their events schedules to ensure higher book sales. With author tours costing on average $1,000 to $1,200, it is no surprise that publishers are stressing sales. Although it is...
- Marketing Helps: Success: Where to Begin. Smith, Janet Elaine // Writers' Journal;Jan/Feb2004, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p4
Discusses tips for choosing a small press or print-on-demand publisher for your books. Suggestion that one speak to several of their authors; Suggestion that one view the publisher's web site; Recommendation that one compare prices, services, and hidden costs; Recommendation that one find out...
- Newest book tours aren't for the public. Bakkum, Beth // Writer (Kalmbach Publishing Co.);Jul2007, Vol. 120 Issue 7, p12
This article reports on pre-publication book tours in which authors meet with bookstore executives and other booksellers in hope that these meetings will lead to more shelf space and higher orders and sales. A discussion is presented about author Steven Hall of "The Raw Shark Texts," about his...
- LETTERS. // Quill & Quire;Jul97, Vol. 63 Issue 7, p3
Presents letters to the editor published in the July 1997 issue of the journal 'Quill and Quire,' on news regarding book industries and trade. Reasons for self publishing by writers; Dilemma of writers; Strategy adopted by libraries to earn profit.