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Children’s Print Book Sales Buck the Trend

By Jonathan Nowell   At our Nielsen ChildrenÔÇÖs Summit in New York in December, we talked about how childrenÔÇÖs print book sales around the world in the last couple of years have been nothing short of fantastic. Total print sales in the US rose 2%, but childrenÔÇÖs was the key driver, with 13% growth. In […]

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How Authors Communicate with their Following Online

by International Digital Marketing Expert – Warren Knight Warren is our keynote speak at the AuthorCraft event on April 28th at the IoD. Do you remember when book promotion relied heavily on the traditional press routes of magazines and offline marketing? There were many challenges when promoting a book 10 years ago that we donÔÇÖt […]

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Apple moves Audiobooks to iBooks

By Roger Fingas ┬áApple’s newly released iOS 8.4 beta relocates audiobooks out of the Music app into iBooks, and it adds a separate launcher for them in CarPlay, AppleInsider has discovered. With the first beta of iOS 8.4, CarPlay users will see a new “Audiobooks” app sporting the iBooks icon. The change to CarPlay was […]

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10 Things To Look Out For When Line Editing

by Adriana Bielkova ┬®. You know the drill: revise the structure; look at plot flow; do more work on this or that character; check grammar and spelling; proofread. Hang on a secondÔǪ you forgot to line edit! Line editing makes your sentences the best they can be. That means removing all the unnecessary words; making […]

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London Book Fair 2015: Self-Publishing Smashes Through

by Andrew Albanese | Once again, events tailored to independent and self-published authors at the London Book Fair’s Author HQ were jam-packed, and among the London Book FairÔÇÖs most popular offerings. PW checks in with a leading indie service provider, Smashwords founder Mark Coker, about the state of self-publishing in 2015, and what the future […]

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A new aid to Discoverability for authors?

                WhatÔÇÖs the value of the New Streaming Platforms? By: Murray Izenwasser Two similar apps recently took the social media universe by storm: Meerkat and Periscope. Both allow you to live-stream video directly from your mobile phone to the web. The real difference between them is that Periscope […]

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Should authors respond to positive reviews?

By┬á Susan Lulgjuraj There have been plenty of stories over the years of authors who have gone a bit off the deep end when reacting to negative reviews. However, what should authors do when a good review comes along? Some have thanked the reviewer for their opinion, while others say nothing. (more…)

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