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Making the Sale: How to Sell More on Your Website

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 03.02.2014 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

If there's one thing I've learned in my years of marketing, it's that no matter how much authors love what Amazon can do for them, they'd rather sell books on their own site than share a cut with the giant online e-tailer. Doing this, however, can be tricky.

Writing Is My Business, But So Is Business

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.27.2014 | Books
Lev Raphael

As an author, I wound up owning my own small business and it's as vulnerable to competition and the vagaries of the market place as any physical store. Sometimes it's just as exhausting.

How to Find a Book in the Future

Kate Gale | Posted 11.30.2013 | Books
Kate Gale

At bookstores, you had the intersection that every writer wants to see. You have the reader/young intellectual in a space where there are books, and there is the cashier ready to take your money. Where is that transaction happening now?

10 Fun Ways to Market Your Book While Waiting for Oprah to Notice It

Candace Walsh | Posted 05.11.2013 | Books
Candace Walsh

I had to be my own street team. I had to keep my baby from drowning. I had to do so until it could swim on its own. Here's how I've been marketing my book in innovative ways. You can do the same.

When Bad Books Happen to Good People

Allison Hill | Posted 10.28.2012 | Books
Allison Hill

I admit that for many years I subscribed to the policy that a book, any book, was always better than no book. In recent years though, I have come to believe that it is the dirty little secret of the bookselling world that some books just suck.

Why I'm Selling My E-book for $3.99 (and bucking the trend)

Karen Dionne | Posted 08.08.2011 | Books
Karen Dionne

When my first environmental thriller published in mass market paperback in October 2008 from Berkley, it had a good run. Freezing Point is about a sol...

The President's 'Inner Circle,' 'World War II' And More: The Week's Hottest Reads

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "The Inner Circle" by Brad Meltzer (Grand Central Publishing)...

Mark Twain And George Bush Duke It Out For The Top

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Port Mortuary" by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam Adult)...

The Making of a Novel: Pretending the Glass is Half Full

Jennie Nash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jennie Nash

I have this tendency to think that whatever I'm writing at the moment is the best thing I've ever written -- and possibly the best thing that's ever b...

WSJ Book Review

publishersweekly.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Robert Messenger, the new editor for Books, talked with PW about what he plans on reviewing, the importance of keeping long-form book coverage intact,...

The Brooklyn Book Peddler

Brooklyn Eagle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

For a few weeks now he's been "going old school," selling his highly reviewed collection of short stories, "There Is No Other," "via makeshift pushcar...

Tony Blair Faces Pelted Eggs, Shoes And Canceled Appearances

Politics Daily | Delia Lloyd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As Britain's former prime minister navigates his way through the world's most disastrous book tour, there's reason to think that his legacy may be a g...

McNally Jackson Will Soon Print Books While You Wait

The New York Observer | Esther Zuckerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

By the time 2011 rolls around, Nolita's McNally Jackson Books will have an Espresso Book Machine, the Xerox-like on-demand device that prints a fully ...

Indigo Books Loses Big On Kobo Investment

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2011 | Books

TORONTO, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Indigo Books & Music Inc (IDG.TO), Canada's largest bookstore chain, posted a greater-than-expected quarterly loss on Monda...

Amazon Launches UK Kindle Store

Mashable | Lauren Indvik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Several years after the launch of its online e-book store in the U.S., a Kindle Store has finally opened in the UK....

Williams-Sonoma Cooks Up Partnership With Omnivore Books

Publishers Weekly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Cookware heavy hitter Williams-Sonoma is acknowledging the expertise and power to move books of one independent bookseller. Starting August 2, each of...

Colleges Offer Textbook Rentals, Respond To High Costs For Students

The Boston Globe | Tracy Jan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In an effort to curb escalating book prices amid sky-high college costs, bookstores at more than a dozen campuses across the state and hundreds more a...

Amazon Says ebooks Outsell Hardcovers: Should We Trust Their Analysis?

CNET Reviews | David Carnoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In case you missed it, Amazon told the world yesterday that for the last three months it was selling more e-books than hardcover books and in the last...

48 Writers and Social Networking

Leah Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Leah Stewart

On Twitter, you can exchange erudite, funny, snarky, emotional thoughts on literature all day long. It's like going to a writers' conference without the booze and ill-considered affairs.

Authors: The New Entrepreneurs?

Publishing Perspectives | Anna Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

[S]ome entrepreneurial zeal to complement the creative spirit is becoming more and more important. So what are the new skills that authors are learnin...

12 Secrets to Selling More Books at Events

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

Speaking and book events are great ways to build your platform, but if you aren't selling books there's little point in doing them.

Boulder Author Stole His Own Book

Boulder Daily Camera | Vanessa Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A recent New York Times article about book thefts has the online community atwitter about one mysterious Boulder author accused of feeling a little to...