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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Reviews

To Eczema, with Love

Adam not only did an incredible job formatting both the print and e-version of my book, but...

Elaborate wine tome

I challenged Adam with, I think, a very ambitious project: a large format (400 pages, 11.5...

Getting Started with DaVinci Resolve 17

This is my fourth book. Two were done through traditional publishers and one was self published...

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