The world of publishing is changing fast, and authors need to stay abreast of the latest developments. Whether you are an author who has signed with a traditional publisher, a self-published author, or someone whose books are published by a publishing house that offers little support beyond creating and listing your book, an essential step toward success (and self care) is to be knowledgeable about publishing trends.
One excellent source of information is Publishers Lunch, a newsletter and blog that “gathers together stories from all over the web and print of interest to the professional trade book community, along with original reporting.” Publishers Lunch emphasizes deals and industry trends.
Publishers Weekly is another excellent resource. PW is a trade news magazine targeting publishers, librarians, booksellers and literary agents. PW covers industry stories and trends, with an emphasis on book reviews and bestseller lists.
Publishers Weekly is more of a traditional magazine, though it is available online. Publishers Lunch is more of a blog/email newsletter. Both are important resources for authors who want to be in the know about the rapidly changing world of publishing.
Kathi Kamen Goldmark and Sam Barry
The Author Enablers
Authors of Write That Book Already: The Tough Love You Need to Get Published Now
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