BookShift

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BookShift
by Jenny Shank

In the 17 years following the introduction of e-book readers in 1998, digital reading has brought about enormous changes in the bookselling, publishing, and reading landscapes. Although it looked like the e-book tide was going to continue rolling in, this year the momentum of e-books, particularly among those produced by major publishers, seemed to slow. Old-fashioned print […] more »

BookShift
by Miral Sattar

The following piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. You’ve written your book and now you want to tell the world about it. Book reviews are one way to get the word out about your book. So how does one […] more »

BookShift
by Sarah Juckes

The following piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. A lot of authors write books to earn a living, and there are a few nifty services out there to help you do just that. I work with CompletelyNovel, a publishing […] more »

BookShift
by Carla King

Title: Which Self-Publishing Platform is Best for You? Instructor: Carla King, founder of Self-Pub Boot Camp Join us for a 1-hour training exploring the major self-publishing companies to learn what each company provides in the way of book creation services and distribution. This session will identify challenges that authors often face when making this first crucial […] more »

BookShift
by Miral Sattar

For many authors, self-publishing is a first option instead of a backup to traditional publishing. Two years ago I broke down the costs to self-publish a high-quality book. The costs covered how much a traditional publisher typically spends on a book. The book publishing industry is one of the last industries to go digital, and […] more »

BookShift
by Shannon Fisher

The quality of any book is often judged by its introduction. But sometimes, the intensity of promotional rhetoric can be perceived as being inversely proportional to the quality of the art. Authors are expected (and sometimes contractually obligated by publishers) to promote their own work within their networks. It’s all about creating a buzz. For […] more »

BookShift
by Simon Owens

For awhile it probably seemed to some friends and family that Rebecca Faith Heyman had pursued an expensive degree at NYU without any intention of actually using it. She did her undergraduate and graduate degrees there, both in English, and while many of her classmates secured internships at the big publishers and magazines, Heyman spent […] more »

BookShift
by Rich Bellis

The average price of a bestseller inches up to $6.66 from $6.14 last week on the Digital Book World E-book Best-Seller List as higher-priced titles crowd the upper rankings. Five of the top ten cost more than $10. And speaking of tens, this week marks the tenth that “The Girl on the Train,” the best-selling thriller […] more »

BookShift
by Rich Bellis

All four of the new titles to hit this week’s E-book Best-Seller List are by best-selling authors, like Harlan Coben and John Green, whose previous books have found broad appeal among readers. That’s hardly surprising for a best-seller list, of course, and it’s something we’ve seen before. In the cases of John Green’s 2009 novel “Paper Towns” and Diana Gabaldon’s “Outlander,” […] more »

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