Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Prithee, Inform Me: Again!

Reminder: the deadline for guest post submissions is 11:59 pm tonight!

It's that time of year, cats & kittens. Tell me what you'd like to learn more about: the nitty-gritty of co-op, the lead title phenomenon, covers, market share, &c. Anything and everything is fair game.

To the comments!

7 comments:

  1. how much pimping should i do to get my unknown name "out there" before i submit my queries? do i really need to create a (yet another) blog about Being A Writer or be known as An Expert on my fictional topic for an agent to decide i'm marketable?

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  2. I'd like to hear about the factors Sales takes into considration when commenting on titles and covers.

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  3. Okay, when is the decision generally made that a title will be a lead title? Before the ARCs are out and reviews are garnered?

    What besides amount of money invested in the advance might determine whether a book is a lead title?

    Would a movie option sold to a major and well establish studio or production company be reason for a publisher to invest more in marketing/sales/publicity for a title... even though the movie won't possibly be made until the book has been out a year or more... if at all?

    What can I do to encourage my publisher to bump up the marketing resources (just a little)... anything?

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  4. Oh, gosh. I'm kind of obsessed with learning about co-op right now. And also the process wherein print run is determined. And lead title information is fascinating. And and and!

    Love this blog so much. Keep on keepin' on.

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  5. I'd like to know about ongoing marketing, once a book is out there and launched, down the track. What kind of profile do I have to keep up to keep my book being read?

    Fran

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  6. Privacy. How can any writer, big or small protect it and still sell books?

    No, this is not a trick question. I'm hoping for a thoughtful, helpful answer.

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  7. I see writers putting excerpts of their books on their blogs... How much of that is OK from a publisher's perspective? I'm wondering when this borders on "self publishing"? (Aren't all blogs self publishing? j/k. Seriously, though about the excerpt part. Is this even your area?)

    Thanks for all the helpful posts!

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