In this weeks Self-Publishing News Unique, ALLi News Editor Dan Holloway looks at what Brandon Sandersons $5.8 m Kickstarter means for indies and publishing.
ALLis News Editor Dan Holloway
Its launch week for ALLis new manual,.
150 Self-Publishing Questions Answered: ALLis Writing, Publishing, and Book Marketing Tips for Authors and Poets, composed by ALLis Outreach Manager.
M.L. Ronn (Michael La Ronn). You can read an excerpt in.
this post and you can purchase the book.
here As with all our guides, ALLI members can access their complimentary e-book copy in the member zone. Members: simply log in and browse to ” Guidebooks”.
Congratulations and pleased launch week to Michael!
This weeks development story has been much more favorable on the surface than last weeks. Surprisingly, like last weeks, it focuses on a reissue of an authors development book. Remarkably, like Dawson last week, what this highlights that we can take away is the power of having a fandom you can interact with straight.
It has actually been rather a week for tech security. It appears like weve had our own concern in the book world.
Last weeks story about Mark Dawsons book The Cleaner and its chart position was submitted in a rush. ALLi has released a full declaration on self-purchases of books (including Mark Dawsons) which will be useful for anybody worried after the previous weeks occasions.
Kickstarter and Wattpad– Different Weeks for Companies at the Cutting Edge.
I was extremely interested to see a piece in Publishing Perspectives going over whether book clubs might be cannibalising sales. Ive witnessed several conversations amongst indies about book clubs. One of the problems has been clubs asking for multiple totally free copies of books.
At the moment, everybody is really conscious of sales figures. Obviously, we are constantly aware of them, but at the minute we are extremely twitchy about even minor variations and what they might suggest in terms of possible trends. This week, weve seen bookstore figures falling 59% in May.
Covid has actually offered a new context for a conversation that has been occurring for some months now. That discussion concentrates on cannibalization. Of sales, that is. Specifically, publishers have been increasingly worried that some channels which pay them less have been eating into other more profitable channels. Recently, this has actually been the main factor given for the intro of “metred usage” rates to libraries. These limit the quantity libraries can lend books out right away after they have been published.
Is Covid-19 Changing the Way We Write and Work?
The Federation of European Publishers has actually released initial thoughts on how Covid-19 has affected publishing. You can download the complete report, Consequences of Covid-19 on the Book Market, here. There are some extremely bleak figures about the loss of sales, especially early in lockdown. The effect on publishing schedules has actually likewise clearly been heavy.
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One business that has done a lot of reflection on modification throughout Covid-19 is Barnes and Noble. In fairness, it needed to. And likewise, it was doing a lot of reconsidering anyhow with James Daunt taking the helm. Daunts newest ideas on resuming the chains stores, and what bookselling post-Covid may appear like deserve a long read. Not least since his impact reaches far beyond Barnes & & Noble.
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One thing which wont be changing, it appears, is the Booker Prize. Thats the amount (+ VAT) all publishers have to pay towards “basic promotion” if their book is shortlisted. Sam Jordison, whose Galley Beggar Press has, as lots of small presses do, punched above its weight and drew in Bookers attention twice, composed this scathing and really important piece last year after he made the shortlist with Lucy Ellmanns Ducks, Newburyport.
Dublin International Writers Festival, 10-13 Sep
Surprisingly, like last weeks, it focuses on a reissue of an authors advancement book. Surprisingly, like Dawson last week, what this highlights that we can take away is the power of having a fandom you can communicate with straight. Last weeks story about Mark Dawsons book The Cleaner and its chart position was filed in a rush. Its an unwritten rule of having a weekly news update column that whenever you arrange it, the biggest story of the week will break simply after you file. ALLi has provided a complete declaration on self-purchases of books (including Mark Dawsons) which will be useful for anybody worried after the past weeks events.
OCTOBER 2020. Frankfurter Buchmesse, 14-18 Oct [Frankfurt/online]
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