The weekly roundup – Part 2: On publishing, bookselling, and libraries

Probably one of the most important blog posts any writer can read right now is from Chuck Wendig over at terribleminds. In Hell With What Sells, Chuck hammers home the point I’ve always tried to make with writers – know the business before we tangle with the business. So, read this post first then read through everything that I’ve been posting all along, especially what I’ve posted about the publishing business. You will only help yourself in the long run, whether you publish with a traditional company or do the publishing yourself.

And I’ve published this link before from Publishing Trendsetter for the Life Cycle of a Book, but it’s definitely worth posting again. Great videos! Lots of information here.

On Publishing
From wordserve water cooler: The Joy of Categories and The Myth of the Crossover Book by Greg Johnson
From Writer Unboxed: Sold Your Debut? Congrats! Now, Come Here. by Julianna Baggott
From mental_floss: 5 Famous Books That Were Originally Self-Published by Clay Wirestone
From Seth Godin: Polishing junk – Short, sweet, and to the point!

On Bookselling
From The Independent: As long as reading survives, so will bookshops by Philip Henshler
From The Guardian: Independent bookshops: share your survival strategies
From The Telegraph: Why second-hand bookshops are just my type by Theodore Dalrymple
From HuffPost Books: Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch Steps Down

On Libraries
From Mobiledia: The Future of Libraries: Short on Books, Long on Tech by Margaret Rock
From Quill & Quire: Guest opinion: why libraries should get into the book-selling business by Shirley Lew and Baharak Yousefi AND Toronto Public Library Adds Kobo to Retail Partners by Sue Carter Flinn

And, really, when it comes down to it, this is all about the READING, isn’t it?

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One response

  1. I feel the same way about reading as Nora Ephron! (God rest her soul).

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