Book Trailer Rubric: Shiver
For a recent librarians’ conference, I created a Book Trailer Rubric, to evaluate the effectiveness of a trailer. Download it here… This week, I’ll go through several videos and rate them using the rubric. Article by Darcy Pattison
The Book Trailer Manual
This week, I’m interested in exploring the creation and importance of book trailers. So, you’ll notice that most of my posts will consist of articles and links to how-to websites such as today’s post, The Book Trailer Manual.
As much as I love English and Literature, I think there comes a time in every college student’s life when you just can’t write any more papers. Even though the professor has provided the subject, I have absolutely nothing to say on the subject and, quite frankly, couldn’t care less. Who wants to go someplace sunny and tropical with me?
The Importance of a Book Trailer for New Books
Having a professional video created will help when promoting your video, especially when trying to get mainstream blogs or publications to review and promote your book. When I finished my book Google Juice, I used Nashville video production team Snapshot Interactive to help me create a quick video overview of the book’s content. They did such a good job with the video, that I asked them to go...
College Students Use E-Readers More, But Still...
College students continued to up their usage of e-readers, but most still prefer print textbooks, a new research report conducted in March by OnCampus Research, the research division of the National Association of College Stores, found. The survey of 655 students found a 6% increase in e-book purchases in March compared to a study conducted in October, and more students were reading materials...
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Amazon Announces Kindle Library Lending
I had a feeling this would come eventually: Amazon announces library lending for the Kindle. Over 11,000 libraries are going to be linked to the Kindle universe “later this year” and according to the press release: Read the rest of the article here… Article by SB Sarah
How to Self-Publish an eBook
A while back I wrote a column entitled “Self-Publishing: 25 things you need to know,” which was mostly about how to create and sell your own paper book. Since then a lot of folks have asked me to do something similar for e-books, so I have. I begin with one caveat: The whole e-book market is rapidly evolving, and a lot of self-publishing companies are offering e-book deals...
Simon Cheshire Interview: Self-Publishing...
Today we’re talking with Simon Cheshire, the bestselling children’s author of the Saxby Smart series, who has just self-published one of his backlist titles, Jeremy Brown: Spy. Simon’s unique perspective, having traversed both the traditional publishing and self-publishing worldsmade him a great fit for the series, and we’re so pleased to have him lead things off. Now, without further ado, on...
Waiting for a Fair E-book Split - David to...
“So I’m walking away from a potential publishing deal and joining the ranks of the self-published. This is a huge gamble for someone in my position. But I can’t sign away my financial legacy to my children in this fashion.” ~Terrill Lee Lankford, Author Read his complete post here regarding his choice to leave traditional publishing for self-publishing…
I’ve discovered Book Blogs—a blog that lists many other blogs related to writing. Book Blogs is also a great place to find readers who are eager to review books. Check it out here…
A Prosist's Guide to Self-Editing
Read the rest of the article here… Article by Marvryk
E-Book Sales Triple in US, Overtake Paper
Read Article Here… by Electronista Staff
E-Book Sales Top Paperbacks for First Time
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The publishing tide is shifting fast: E-book sales in February topped all other formats, including paperbacks and hardcovers, according to an industry report released this week. read the rest of the article here… By Julianne Pepitone, staff reporter April 15, 2011: 2:42 PM ET
Print-on-Demand and Electronic Self-Publishing
This is an article posted on the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers website. I think readers will find it contains a great deal of information about both POD and E-Publishing, including links to other articles and blogs on the subject of self-publishing. Article by Victoria Strauss
3 Questions to Ask Before You Jump on the Indie...
Guest Post by Anne Allen
Article by Steve Windwalker
Fueling the shift is the growing popularity of electronic books, which few...– ‘Vanity’ Press Goes Digital
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by Jane Friedman
Foundations for Success in Self-Publishing: “It seems many think this is...– J. A. Konrath Blog
It is never too late to be what you might have been.” ~George Eliot
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It’s Sunday afternoon, and outside the April wind whips through the newly-budding leaves on the ancient oak that lends its shade to my quaint little house. In just a few more hours, I’ll have to turn my mind to getting ready for Monday morning and the sheer drudgery it brings. I’m ready for a change. This time I really mean it. So, I dedicate this blog to the research,...