by Sandra Poirier Smith for BookBub.com
The book publishing industry has experienced dramatic changes in the past couple decades. Previously, a few gatekeepers at major publishing houses determined what was worthy of publication. But the digital revolution democratized publishing, spawning the explosion of self-publishing and enabling hundreds of thousands of books to reach the market every year. Much like in the music industry, indie publishing created a wild west where virtually anyone could publish a book quickly and inexpensively.
The media has also changed. The Internet, social media, and instant communication processes have radically streamlined the relaying of newsworthy information, forging a leaner media corps in which fewer producers and editors create more and more content…READ MORE
by Carl Pritzkat, Vice President of Business Development, PWxyz
Publishers Weekly launched BookLife, its website dedicated to indie authors, one year ago. BookLife is best known for allowing authors to submit their self-published books for Publishers Weekly review consideration for FREE. In fact, in the site’s first year, Publishers Weekly reviewed over 500 books from self-published authors.
During the last twelve months, we’ve learned a few things about what boosts a self-published book’s chances for getting reviewed. And, indie authors should remember that these reviews are completely merit-based and completely free of charge. As a result only a fraction (less than 25%) of books submitted get reviewed…READ MORE
by Nat Mundel, Founder and CEO of Voyage Media
When was the last time you were at the movies?
If it was sometime in the past 50 years of so (please tell me it was!), then chances are you caught a flick that was based on a book.
Book adaptations have always been a source of compelling content (think Jaws and the first Jurassic Park), but more recently, adaptations have become one of the fastest growing, most reliably profitable and attractive markets for producers in Hollywood (think Hunger Games and Harry Potter).
Authors everywhere are gaining more and more traction with producers looking for compelling stories to be adapted for film and television…
So where do you start?…READ MORE
Showcase your book at Frankfurt Book Fair–the largest book trade show in Europe, through Combined Book Exhibit, October 14 to 18, 2015.
Registration deadline: September 13, 2015
Perhaps no venue on Earth reaches the depth and breadth of the publishing industry the way the Frankfurt Book Fair does. It might be because of the near 300,000 in attendance, the eight full halls of exhibits covering 100 different countries, or maybe it’s just the reputation Frankfurt has as the industry’s 100% absolute must-participate event for over 60 years. One thing is certain, however — regardless of the cause, there’s no question the Frankfurt Book Fair is the most important event on the publishing industry’s calendar each year. Reach publishers, agents, distributors, printers, booksellers, librarians, book buyers, authors, journalists, rights executives, editors and so much more from a pool larger than any other all in one location.
For more information about having your book displayed through Smith Publicity’s partnership with Combined Book Exhibit, visit our Combined Book Exhibit page.
Register now for Push to Publish 2015
Registration is now open for Push to Publish 2015: Strategies and Techniques to Get Your Work in Print and Online, October 10, 9am-5pm at Rosemont College. This one-day workshop is designed to help you get your work in print and online. Smith Publicity’s Corinne Liccketto will be participating on the Marketing for Published Authors panel. The 2015 conference features critically acclaimed, bestselling author Bonnie Jo Campbell as keynote speaker, speed dates with agents and editors, panel discussions with publishing experts, networking opportunities and pre-conference workshops. http://
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