I think this week’s Book Marketing Update is especially interesting.
I really liked the blog post by Allison K. Williams on Jane Friedman’s blog. And there were some interesting blog posts on social media, especially the one about BookTok (which is really authors/readers on TikTok.)
Check them all out if you have time.
7 Figure Fiction with Theodora Taylor and from Joanna Penn: “How can you hook readers into your story by using universal human desires and motivations? How can you write what you love, run your author business your way, and still maintain the ambition for a 7-figure author business? Theodora Taylor gives her thoughts in this interview.”
Writers, Stop Using Social Media (Like That) – from Jane Friedman’s blog and by Allison K. Williams: This is an astute blog post on a confusing topic for authors.
The Promises and Perils of Blockchain Technology in Publishing – from Book Industry Study Group: Everything you would ever want to know about blockchain technology in publishing is in this blog post.
IBPA, PubWest, and Portland State University Publish Students’ Research on Distribution Practices – from Independent Book Publishers Association: The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), PubWest, and Portland State University’s (PSU) Graduate Program in Book Publishing has released a report outlining the findings from PSU’s student-led research on publishing distribution practices. The report can be viewed here.
BookTok is the ‘last wholesome place’ on the internet. Can it stay that way? – from Mashable: “BookTok is reviving print book sales and revitalizing the publishing industry. Creators say its success is all organic.”
How TikTok’s reader-centric community is championing for diversity both on and off the screen. – from Elle & by Juliana Ukiomogbe:
LinkedIn Continues to See ‘Record Levels’ of Engagement, Revenue Up 34% – from Social Media Today: “… LinkedIn is faring pretty well, with Microsoft reporting a 34% YoY increase in LinkedIn revenue to $3.44 billion, while it’s also continuing to see ‘record levels’ of user engagement.
Read These Too
The Impossible, Crucial Task of Teaching About Rape as a Survivor – from Literary Hub: “In a world where gender and race are often equivalent to the power we wield, rape—a crime about power—is typically discussed in terms of desire.”
Welcome to a Village With More Booksellers Than School Pupils – from The New York Times: Learn about a village in Northwest Spain that has 100 full-time residents and eleven bookshops. (Yes, I’m partial to all things about this Iberian Peninsula.)
How the Literary Journal Landscape Is and Isn’t Changing – from Jane Friedman’s blog and by Andrea A. Firth: “Getting published in literary journals is hard—still. Editors routinely say that they often have to turn down good writing. The submission cycle takes months, and months. But some things have changed.”