Writer. Adventurer. Currently working on The Dreamless City, a series of steampunk novels and short stories.
I wanted to share some publishing news I have run across in the last month, wrapping it up with a tidy bow in one place. One of the hardest challenges for up-and-coming authors, of whom I hope to be one, is keeping up with all the changes that are taking place in the industry.
If you have read anything recently that you think other writers would be interested in reading, please share it and I can add it to the list. Thanks!
Hugh Howey Explains Everything – The author of the popular Wool series, Hugh Howey, shares how he and his editor negotiated with the Big Six legacy publishers to land a hardcopy book deal that lets him sleep at night.
Publishers Are Reshaping Themselves – Publishing consultant Mike Shatzkin reported that Hyperion plans to sell off its backlist in order to focus its attention on new titles it will develop in conjunction with its corporate cousins at Disney and ABC.
Ideas about the Future of Bookselling – A February post from Mike Shatzkin back in Feb that I also thought was worth sharing. It is possible that online bookselling could be more dispersed across the internet instead of concentrated with a few large vendors. Exciting news, huh?
This news is from January, but I wanted to share it again: Barnes & Noble to close one-third of stores in the next decade.
10 Winning Strategies for Your Self-Published Book – Robert Bidinotto, crime fiction author of the Hunter series, shared why aspiring authors should choose self-publishing.
And it a follow up to the Dare to Be Stupid post of mine earlier this week, I wanted to share this TED Talks video of Brene Brown, discussing the power of vulnerability.