Since I don’t have a lot to say for PublishSavvy at the moment, other than I’m fricking busier than a one-armed paperhanger, I’ve put together some publishing industry news I thought you might like. Enjoy, pass it along, line your birdcage with it, whatever .
Happy Friday! -SJ
– If you haven’t seen these excerpt collections from Publishers Marketplace, you’re missing out! Check out the hot titles for Fall/Winter 2014.
– Check out this great new option for promoting genre books, so they can get exposure in the most widely-read newspaper book section there is.
– I attended a 30-minute webinar run by Guy Kawasaki (yes, that one) yesterday on this new (and FREE) graphic creation software. So easy, even I can do it. It features templates for book covers on Kindle, social media post graphics, infographics, Twitter and Facebook page design, and other items. You can also do custom-sized graphics for any other purpose. The only thing you have to pay for is any selection of stock photography that you use in your design. But, as the example showed in the webinar, most of those photos are very cheap ($1)! Sign up for this important tool today!
– Why does your ebook need to be sold in India? Because 24% of all titles published in India are in English. Why does your ebook need to be available for sale in a variety of places and formats online? Because most Indians prefer tablets to specific e-readers… and 70% of rural India accesses the Internet via mobile phones. (The current population of India is 1.2 billion people. You can do the rest of the math from there.)