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Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing
On the business of selling books.
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The Fastest-Growing Format in Publishing: Audiobooks

The Fastest-Growing Format in Publishing: Audiobooks | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
Smartphones and multitasking have stoked an explosion in audiobooks. Publishers, spotting a juggernaut, are expanding their offerings and enlisting star narrators.
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The Key Book Publishing Paths: 2016

The Key Book Publishing Paths: 2016 | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
Should you self-publish or traditionally publish? This infographic will help you determine the best choice for you and your project.
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Books are back. Only the technodazzled thought they would go away

Books are back. Only the technodazzled thought they would go away | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
The hysterical cheerleaders of the e-book failed to account for human experience, and publishers blindly followed suit. But the novelty has worn off
Via Marianela Camacho Alfaro
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James Patterson Has a Big Plan for Small Books

James Patterson Has a Big Plan for Small Books | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
This summer, the popular novelist will start testing a new line of short novels that cost less than $5 and can be read in a single sitting.
Sharon Bakar's insight:
Love the idea of small books sold in a whole variety of places.  Some of my favourite books I came to via Penguin's tiny special editions - Steven Jay Gould for e.g.
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Why Are Book Trailers for Literary Fiction So Self-Loathing?

Why Are Book Trailers for Literary Fiction So Self-Loathing? | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
Sometimes it seems like everyone is a brand and everything we do is a product. This makes us sad, or at least we’re conflicted about it, content though ...
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Should Writing Be an Art or a Career?

Should Writing Be an Art or a Career? | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
Two new anthologies from Ben Marcus and The Paris Review take on the professionalization of writing.
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Sometimes it pays to judge a book by its cover

Sometimes it pays to judge a book by its cover | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
A seemingly simple design can reveal a lot about what is in store for the reader, argues Sarah Bannan
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The big question: are books getting longer?

The big question: are books getting longer? | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
A new survey of bestsellers and critics’ picks has concluded that the average book is now 25% bigger than 15 years ago. But not everyone reads things this way
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Yes they are, but short stories and novellas are also doing well.  It's the books in the middle that are harder to sell.

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Penguin by Design

Penguin by Design | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
Where My Heart Used To Beat - A Cover Story
Designer Glenn O’Neill reveals the inspiration and process behind his gilded cover for Sebastian Faulks’s new book Where my Heart Used to Beat.
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Joanne Harris highlights sexism in the publishing industry in string of tweets

Joanne Harris highlights sexism in the publishing industry in string of tweets | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it

The author Joanne Harris has shed light on her experience of sexism in the publishing industry in a series of tweets.

Harris, whose books include psychological thrillers, the Rune fantasy series, and the bestselling Chocolat trilogy, told of being ignored by a male presenter while on a panel with three male guests before a female presenter came out to interview her, and being asked repeatedly about EL James's Fifty Shades of Grey book while on her last US tour.

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"No man in publishing is ever described as 'juggling' anything," she said. "His work is art. Women's work is a hobby."

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David Nicholls: Browsing bookshops then buying online is a 'genteel form of shoplifting'

David Nicholls: Browsing bookshops then buying online is a 'genteel form of shoplifting' | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
As independent booksellers continue to dwindle, the One Day author dedicates London Book Fair speech to his love of ‘the book as object’ and his sadness and guilt at seeing bookshops close
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Yep.

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Whisper it quietly, the book is back … and here’s the man leading the revival

Whisper it quietly, the book is back … and here’s the man leading the revival | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
The news that, for the first time in a long time, Waterstones is beginning to show signs of modest growth (new shops; new optimism; new markets) is symbolic of a sea-change in the world of books. Whisper it discreetly, but the book is showing signs of making a modest comeback, with British bookselling exhibiting the symptoms of an unfamiliar, fragile optimism. .
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Waterstones turns a corner, there's cautious optimism about the future of books, and James Daunt talks about how bookshops need to adapt.

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Why American Literature Needs Indie Presses

Why American Literature Needs Indie Presses | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
As books from major publishers get bigger and more expensive, smaller houses are taking risks on more creative, original works.
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Publishers Should Lower The e-Book Price When The Paperback Is Released

Publishers Should Lower The e-Book Price When The Paperback Is Released | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it

Via Marianela Camacho Alfaro
Sharon Bakar's insight:
This makes a great deal of sense.  I'm buying far fewer Kindle books because I find them over-priced.  If I have to pay the paperback price (and sometimes more), I'd rather buy the physical book.  This of course makes no sense since an ebooks doesn't carry the overheads of printing costs, distribution, warehousing and retailing.  
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Why Distributors Are Book Publishing's New Gatekeepers

Why Distributors Are Book Publishing's New Gatekeepers | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
As a former gatekeeper, I'm fascinated by the gatekeeper divide in book publishing, where the role gets falsely propped up by supporters of traditiona
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Is self-publishing coming of age in the digital world?

Is self-publishing coming of age in the digital world? | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
As more and more writers choose to self-publish, how are these author-entrepreneurs changing the bookselling industry?
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The e-book Industry is in a State of Decline – 2015 Year in Review

The e-book Industry is in a State of Decline – 2015 Year in Review | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
The e-book industry is currently trending downwards and 2015 was the first year that everyone has acknowledged it. With the overall decline in e-book sales
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Elizabeth Tai's comment, January 28, 8:23 AM
The data is biased towards traditional publishing by the way. For the indie market, it's booming.
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In the age of Amazon, used bookstores are making an unlikely comeback

In the age of Amazon, used bookstores are making an unlikely comeback | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
As the pendulum swings back to print, used bookstores are thriving, with new ones opening around the nation.
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Are small independent publishers doing the work for big publishers?

Are small independent publishers doing the work for big publishers? | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
While the giant firms sink huge sums into fleeting fads, the commitment and passion of the smaller imprints leave a larger impression in the long term
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White author uses Asian pen name because it helps him get published more often

White author uses Asian pen name because it helps him get published more often | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
A white author is under fire after using an Asian pen name in order to avoid rejection letters.
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A lament for modern publishing

A lament for modern publishing | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
Publishing is a corporatised, market-driven, bottom-line privileging of the blockbuster, maintained by writers’ low-wage drudgery. Marketing is king, and critics absorb the advertising code: do not offend
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The Asian’s Guide to Getting Published

The Asian’s Guide to Getting Published | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
There’s no escaping the discriminatory reality that aspiring Asian authors are at a disadvantage when it comes to publishing written works, or worse, convincing book publishers that yours is one that captures the global audience. British Chinese author of The Life of a Banana and editor-in-chief of Banana Writers, the Singapore-based PP Wong dispenses five tips to combat rejection and racism in the industry. PP: When I wrote The Life of a Banana, I did not want to hold back on the hard-to-stomac
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Top 4 Best Practices For Writing Great Book Blurbs

Top 4 Best Practices For Writing Great Book Blurbs | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it

Your blurb has to sell your digital book for you. When you sell your book online...


Via Marianela Camacho Alfaro
Sharon Bakar's insight:

Very good advice on how to blurb a book.

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Christi Krug's curator insight, January 9, 1:44 PM

For those with a self-published book in mind . . . .