I finally joined Pinterest over the weekend - I have to be honest, I did it for the same reason I do a lot of things these days: because I want to be knowledgeable about what’s going on, and I want to be able to talk intelligently with my authors about things that are important to them. I didn’t go into it thinking it would be for me.
The next genre tipped for exploitation by publishers is Sci-Fi and Fantasy. Recent six-figure deals suggest it will go the way of vampire sagas, chick lit, and Downton Abbey rip-offs.
99.5% of social media experts are clowns, according to Gary Vaynerchuk (a bit of a social media expert himself) interviewed on TechCrunch. As someone who lives in Brighton, with its thriving new media community and unfortunate penchant for trendophilia, I have to confess that his statement has a ring of truth about it.
BookLamp is a website that aims to make life easier for upcoming authors. Recommendations are based not on sales data but on content and writing style.
“At times, being able to ignore the marketing data can be good for the recommendation,” explains BookLamp CEO Aaron Stanton.
I have noticed of late a few authors’ comments and blogs about their frustrations with eBooks and territorial restrictions. Some of these same authors were vehemently opposed to the lifting (or even modification) of territorial copyright on printed books but are now questioning why they can’t access certain eBooks or why their own eBooks are not available in some countries.