Blooks come of age with Lulu Blooker Prize Lulu announces the Short-List for the Lulu Blooker Prize, the world's first literary prize devoted to "blooks": books based on blogs or websites.“Blooks are the latest landmark in the history of books,” says Bob Young, CEO of Lulu.Loretta Dillon, crime buff, essayist, and musician from Cleveland, Ohio, [...]
50 /50 Split is Better Than Recording Artists Get! Long Live Authors!Spotted in the middle of the Random House announcement regarding a new “business model” for digital book content, under which the publisher will sell books to web retailers on a pay-per-view basis, was a promise to split revenues evenly with authors.Since standard trade contracts [...]
Will Pay Per View be as Poplular as iTunes?A new paradigm shift is taking place within major publsihers.It could change the way we access "specific" content within publications.No need to buy a whole book when you only want one poem or page or chapter.Random House, the world’s largest trade publisher, has laid out a comprehensive [...]
Paid to Blog! When you read the article below you will realise how important it is to become a FINANCIALLY Independant Self-Publisher. My take on these columnists is that in the future ther will be bloggers! Hawking their wares to an interested audience. Newspapers will become mor and more general and could in fact just [...]
A Lesson in NICHE Publishing Here is a great example of the power of "self publishing"! "Homemade Video Here's a viral-by-mistake marketing story you gotta love: This summer alt pop band OK Go were getting ready for a tour to promote their second album. So, there they were in a Chicago-area backyard practicing a dance [...]
Publishers turn to online! Story here! Book Publishers as E-tailersBusiness angle? Get your own publishing site up now even if you have only got one book. Eventually Google, Yahoo etc will have special search engiones for books and if your title comes up it will be a sale!
An excellent article by Silvia Hartman got me thinking.Here's the Subject of Your Next Book! When people end up at your web site. It could have been a purposeful search totally congruent with your web site ... or serendipity.But if it was serendipity, what a great chance to satisfy their thirst, especially if it their [...]