News You Can Use – Dec. 18, 2012

Ornaments for Book Lovers – For last minute online shopping?

Let the Ebook Price Wars Begin: Three Ebook Pricing Predictions – Interesting article from Forbes magazine. The predictions are quite reasonable.

Psy Makes $8 Million by Ignoring Copyright Infringement – Care to see how much a viral video can create literal revenue? Read this article for some behind the scenes discussion of this year’s biggest YouTube phenomenon.

Top 10 Trends in Children’s Book Publishing – Pay attention because these can spill over into your area of writing too!

10 Writing Lessons I learned from my Dog – Jenny Hansen unleashed a great article!

A Promotional Strategy for Overwhelmed Introverts – Robin LaFevers brings a great perspective to the issue.

25 Best Book Jackets of 2012 – Can’t say I agree with all these choices, but it is a great way to broaden your mind as to what works in today’s marketplace with regard to book jacket design.

The Single Best Marketing Tool for your Book- Penny Sansevieri writes 1700 words that should be read by everyone who is contemplating publishing a book, either traditionally or independently.

Tolstoy Anointed as an “Emerging Author” by Target – This simply has to make you laugh. Sigh….


6 Responses to News You Can Use – Dec. 18, 2012

  1. Leah E Good December 18, 2012 at 8:58 am #

    So funny about Tolstoy, but did anyone else notice that the “emerging author” sign seems to be attached to the row behind the classics?

  2. Jenny Hansen December 18, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    WOW! Thanks so much for including me here. This is great stuff – I’ve already got 4 tabs open and ready to read. :-)

  3. Johnnie Alexander Donley December 18, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    Steve, thanks for such a great list. I very much appreciated Robin LeFevers post and the advice she gave for introverted writers. Thanks again! And Merry Christmas!

    • Jan Thompson December 18, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

      Ditto! That’s a good advice — “Write an amazing book.” IMHO many of us writers are not loud. In contrast, it’s certainly noisy online, and sometimes it’s hard to separate the chaff from the wheat. It’s a good reminder to just focus on the goal of writing well! Merry Christmas!

  4. Anne Love December 19, 2012 at 5:59 am #

    The take home articles for me–introverts and editing. Thanks.


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