Question of the Week: What qualities would you want in an organization that protects the interests of authors and why?
In the dog days of summer, only the strong self-publishing newscasters survive. Bryan and Jim talked writing speed and Jim’s latest Authorpreneur interview before diving head first into the tips. The advice included spreading audiobooks with OneBook, selling local with the bookseller’s mindset, and fiction writing lessons from Joanna Penn. The news included stories on picking your ideal reader, the myth of author laziness, trad pub blacklisting blurbs for POD books, Konrath and Eisler’s Authors Guild fisking, and one author’s reminiscences of trad pub days gone by. This week’s Question of the Week: What qualities would you want in an organization that protects the interests of authors and why?
- How fast Bryan wrote with his new setup
- Why OneBook could help you sell more audiobooks
- How to think like a bookseller when approaching stores
- What Joanna Penn learned from writing 10 books
- How to choose your ideal reader persona
- Why there’s no such thing as a lazy author
- How some trad pubs are cracking down on POD blurbs
- How the Authors Guild took two steps back
- What one author misses about the trad pub process