I am excited. After a fabulous writing weekend retreat, I am jazzed anew about writing. Even if lately, I’ve been jazzed about writing pretty much all the time:)! Just getting things done and submitted makes me happy. But being in the company of writers always fuels my creative juices. And in addition to talking about writing, craft, deadlines, and the number of commas I can put on a page (don’t ask:), we sometimes talk about what’s in the news or what author blogs are saying about the publishing industry.
I’m not going to share my POV on any of the content listed in the links below (obviously, I’m thrilled about the great news for two fantastic authors:), but the round-up of links below is for your enjoyment, and in case you missed some of these items during the past few months. So take a moment to read or ignore, but as in the first quarter of any new year, publishers and authors have been talking about money – who has it, who doesn’t, and how they can make more or not lose out on the big bucks waiting to be raked in.
As you might imagine, I like money, so these topics and headlines interest me:).
However, the subject of today’s post is not art, or marketing, or writing the best book you can write. It is a journey through a few news headlines and author blog posts that caught my attention. Have fun, and do feel free to share your thoughts!
Publishers Weekly – Book Sales Decline Slows in 2013.
The Guardian – Hugh Howley Calls for Author Earnings Revolution (internet news article, not a blog post)
Publishers Weekly – Sales Up at S&S, But Profits Dip
Huff Post Books – Self-Publishing – The Myth and the Realty
Lexi Revellian Blog Post – Why Authors and Trade Pubs Don’t Reveal Earnings
Delilah Marvelle Blog Post – An Open Letter to the CEO of Kensington Publishing
The Hollywood Reporter – Sylvia Day Signs Blockbuster $10 Million+ Deal With New Publisher for Next Series
Entangled in Romance – Operation Cinderella to be a Major Motion Picture
Have a great Tuesday!