The old definition of “author” no longer applies to first-time authors. Most new authors must adopt the mindset of an authorpreneur.
Barbara Ford's insight:
...and you thought writing was the hard part. Kristen Eckstein points out the need to be both author and marketer...and a marketer very agile and familiar with digital and social media. That, she says, is the case nowadays: "Almost every first-time author has to think like an authorpreneur if they want to be successful."
So for all you aspiring writers ... hone your marketing creativity along with that which you need for your book!
'The nonprofit CBSA’s aim is to create a “spirit of community among hand workers,” and membership includes book artists, bookbinders, papermakers, paper marbelers (sic), archivists, conservators, and “those who love books.”' Karen Chambers, http://aeqai.com/main/about-us/
Love these creative works of art which I call Bookcraft. I think having Pam Langdon and/or other artists working in this genre to help with the publicity of a new book would be exciting. Hope I'll get the chance to do that someday.
Every year, industry bible Publishers Weekly names a Bookstore of the Year, and it announced yesterday that the 2013 award would be given to to Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi, "the center of the fictional Yoknapatawpha County in William Faulkner’s...
There are many things you can do to attract attention to your publication, but promoting effectively with LinkedIn requires specific techniques that are professional without being overly self-promotional.
I beginning to really like lists. Perhaps it's because the time to read long, involved articles just isn't sufficient anymore....more articles, less time = opportunity for lists to fill the gap. This list compiles common sense items that may already be known by many, but perhaps only practiced by a few. If you are an author with a website, the few minutes it takes to review this list will be well spent.
Lynda, you selected a post from one of my favorite reads "The Future of Ink" ~ the mistakes highlighted really are basic but unfortunately are made by too many authors. It's a very good reminder...especially the point about being sure to proofread any of your marketing pieces. I'd recommend that authors have someone else (an editor perhaps?) do that job if they are unsure about their proficiency in finding mistakes in their own copy.
Book Art, Book Craft ~ whatever name you give these marvelous works of creativity using books, they still amaze and delight the bibliophiles among us. Bravo, Kruith, looking forward to more great work from you.
Monday afternoon’s bombings had particular resonance for the literary community. The tragedy played out in front of the Boston Public Library, which remains closed, and forced the evacuation of Barnes & Noble at the Pru.
Barbara Ford's insight:
The tragic events in Boston on Monday, April 15 were unthinkably heinous. The bookseller and publishing industries reacted with sensitivity and support....they made all in the professions involved with books proud and humbled. Sincerest condolences and wishes for successful recoveries go out to everyone affected.
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