Self-Publishing is a term which most authors will now have heard of, for unknown authors it can be a much cheaper and easier way to get work published. However, there is a wide-spread rumour sweeping across the book world that there is a big divide between publishers and self-publishing, especially in regards to children’s publishing. … More Self- Publishing – Friend or Foe?
Ever Thought About The Power Of Colour? I was doing some research for part of my book proposal which I am currently putting together as part of my Content and Creativity module at uni, and I stumbled across an interesting article on the power of colouring books. I have always been a huge believer in the idea that illustrated books … More The Power of Colouring
Even in the face of all the Super Thursday titles released on the 8th October, David Walliams’ new fiction title Grandpa’s Great Escape, has topped the charts for a third week. This is the comedians eighth fiction novel, and he’s even nabbed biggest Children’s Fiction author title from Jeff Kinney who topped the charts last year. This year, … More Walliams leads children’s market success for Super Thursday
We’ve all heard of film trailers, advertisements on TV, but have you heard of book trailers? Is there a possibility that this is becoming a new trend and marketeers are finding it a useful tool to boost a books online presence? It is so easy nowadays to watch and share a funny or important video we stumble across on … More ‘Coming to a Bookshop near You’ – Digital Marketing for Books
So my title might be a little on the light humoured side, but it does reflect the interesting changes we have recently been seeing in the publishing industry. This week, Stephenie Meyer jumped on the E.L James bandwagon and released a gender swapped version of her bestselling novel Twilight, named ‘Life and Death – Twilight … More Should ‘Jude the Obscure’ now be Jane?
Last week at The Bookseller’s Children’s conference, some interesting movement in the industry was highlighted. With the introduction of most trade books now being available in ebook format, it was perhaps assumed that the young generation would be the first to make use of the fact we can now read books on our tablets, phones and other electronic … More What are the Kids reading? Not Digital…
If you’re a massive Harry Potter fan like myself, then you will probably have made the same shrieking noise that escaped my mouth when you heard the news that JK Rowling’s ‘Pottermore‘ website is being relaunched. The relaunch is going to be a radical overhaul with exciting new digital features which reflects the publishing worlds new … More More, More, Pottermore!