I’m thrilled to have been invited to attend the first #yycsalon via Skype tonight and will be live tweeting it since I couldn’t actually make it to Calgary. Here are the details – you can follow Susan Toy of Alberta Books Canada on Twitter, but she’s hosting, so check out the hashtag instead. And if […]
It took almost four billion years for humans to evolve into anything like their current form. The unknown scribbler to best-selling author and household word is also a process.
The online book buying and recommendation process is not the same as the in-store buying experience, and while it’s got some advantages (instant gratification when you’re buying an ebook, for instance; no trek to the store or waiting for a special order to come in the case of pbooks), it’s also got some disadvantages.
I hadn’t quite believed that authors needed help from PR people – or that they’d be willing to pay for my help. They do, they can, and they will.
Your publisher needs your support and participation, and you are not J.D. Salinger. If and when you’ve written and sold as many books as you care to, feel free to terminate your Goodreads/other book social networking membership and revel in your hermit status.
Will all Greil Marcus fans become Heather McCormack readers/book purchasers? It’s doubtful. Some might – and by adding a Greil Marcus tag to a blog post it’s that much easier for his fans to find – and connect with – her.
Readers are passionate people with an insatiable desire for their next fix. And it had better be quality stuff.