A Facelift

A Facelift

How we went from all these words to what you see today (we asked a flash fictionist to do it). The old goodbookdevelopers.com was a handsome site (if I do say so myself)—but it was too dense. There were over 1200...

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Submittable On Promotion

Submittable On Promotion

Michael FitzGerald, one of the founders of Submittable (which you're probably familiar with, if you've ever submitted your work for consideration at a magazine or publishing company), recently pointed me to an article he wrote about the challenges of, and solutions...

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What the Font?

What the Font?

Did you ever see an awesome typeface and think, what is that, I want to use that? There's actually a great resource through MyFonts (which is like Amazon for fonts) called "What the Font." You just upload an image of the font and it analyzes its letterforms and gives...

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Pro Tip: Don’t Call an Agent

Pro Tip: Don’t Call an Agent

Normally I use this blog to share relevant advice on writing and publishing and marketing and book sales, and today's no different, just more fun: Don't be like oddball genius Mark Baumer and call an agent and say anything like he does in this video:...

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The Mystery of Book Sales, Explained

The Mystery of Book Sales, Explained

At Electric Literature, which is a fantastic blog about books and publishing, editor Lincoln Michel has put together a long piece about book sales, how they work and how they are tracked. It's not so much about how to sell books (though along the way some practical...

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Sending Review Copies

Sending Review Copies

This is a picture of 100+ books that I recently sent out for one of my great clients. It's a photo of some of the review copies he very thoughtfully put together. Review copies are essential for achieving any sales goals in publishing. While they don't guarantee...

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Thank you, clients!

Thank you, clients!

I interrupt today's regularly scheduled workflow to pause for a moment and say: Hey, thanks, all you amazing clients who never fail to impress me with your imaginative writing and exciting publishing goals. Thanks for invigorating my love of books with our meaningful,...

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Reviews

Amazing work!

Adam Robinson does design and layout on a number of projects for me. He does interior and ...

Once again Adam has been wonderfully kind, prompt, and fair in designing and developing our...

Working with Adam makes running Tyrant Books a lot easier. Responsive and knowledgeable, he...

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