BEA 2017 Insights

BEA 2017 Insights

By Amy Collins Book Expo America (BEA) was held this year in New York from May 31st – June 2nd. It is considered to be THE networking event in North America where authors and publishing industry insiders gather. Amy Collins, Contributing Writer for The Book Designer,...
Book Promotion: Do This, Not That – June 2017

Book Promotion: Do This, Not That – June 2017

By Amy Collins This month, we are focusing on how consumer book sales can tell us what readers want. A lot of the choices we publishers make are based on what we want or what we think we SHOULD do. Here are a few recent examples of insight gained by authors, for this...
e-Book Cover Design Awards, May 2017

e-Book Cover Design Awards, May 2017

Welcome to the e-Book Cover Design Awards. This edition is for submissions during May, 2017. This month we received: 84 covers in the Fiction category 18 covers in the Nonfiction category Comments, Award Winners, and Gold Stars I’ve added comments (JF: ) to many of...
Summer Hours

Summer Hours

It has been a long hot summer weekend here in northern California, and we’ve switched to summer hours to give the staff time to cool off, take a nap, or get in some reading time. Why am I telling you this? Because this space is usually occupied by our monthly Ebook...
This Week in the Blogs, June 10 – 16, 2017

This Week in the Blogs, June 10 – 16, 2017

It’s heating up out here in northern California, and everyone is outside doing something: shopping, at the beach, playing frisbee in the park, or just sharing a glass of wine by the shore. I hope your weekend is as enjoyable, and these posts from the past week will...
How to Find Your First 10,000 Readers

How to Find Your First 10,000 Readers

Editor’s note: This post first appeared in a slightly different form here in January, 2016. However, its lessons are still as valid as they were last year, and Nick has recently opened enrollment for his groundbreaking course, so I thought it was worth repeating for...