As authors move into 2016—many weary from the demands of the marketplace on their creative energies—a key support bond with highly engaged editors may be weakening.
“Looking for model-type, absolutely gorgeous, acting ability a plus.”
There are plenty of writers who have had the option of going down the more traditional path, only to opt for self-publishing. The internet leveled the playing field for writers across the board.
Discussions around digital testing by Andrew Rhomberg’s Jellybooks reflect both a need for consumer metrics and the distrust many authors have when reaction to their work is quantified.
While some indie authors seem to see self-publishing as a crusade to convert other writers to their approach, other voices warn that lack of preparation and the sheer difficulty of the work are often understated and overlooked.
Like a night with a good combo onstage, Manuscript Wish List (#MSWL) on Twitter packs out the joint with agents and editors shouting out their requests — to writers.
As publishing and its authors struggle to reach the right readers under a mountain of digitally triggered content, a young company in Boston — Trajectory — may be powering up the algorithms of true book “discoverability.”
Not proofreading your pieces. Unless it’s the name of a person or a brand, the red line that pops up in Word is usually there for a reason.
The book has always been a commodity, says Richard Nash, and in the post-industrial era of publishing, we’d better reward the ‘quanitified self’ for reading.
The Mushroom. Now you see them, the next day you don’t. And it may actually take a few more weeks before you see them again.