Articles from August 2006

This Editor Walks Into A Blog

August 9th, 2006 · 2 Comments

If we have learned anything from MediaBistro’s “From the Editors” series, it is that editors are scary young. Naturally, we also went for real-life verification of this fact, discovered that the ages noted in the articles largely correspond to what we’re seeing in the real editor world, and slumped into a mild depression. That is […]

File Under: Publishers and Editors

MySpace Can Be YourSpace

August 8th, 2006 · 6 Comments

Recently, a friend asked, “How do I get friends on MySpace?” Now, while the snarky answer was, “You have to be a friend first”, it wasn’t entirely untrue. Social media sites are often part of an elaborate numbers game — the most popular user of MySpace has over a million friends. Let’s all be honest […]

File Under: Marketing For Introverts

Sealing The Deal

August 3rd, 2006 · Comments Off on Sealing The Deal

We have a soft spot in our little black heart for niche publishers. We like the fact that someone out there is making it by focusing on what they love. It’s probably safe to say that Seal Press, with its tight focus on feminist issues falls into that category, if only because it proves that […]

File Under: Publishers and Editors

Losing The Backlist Battle

August 1st, 2006 · 4 Comments

We were intrigued by the idea that the publishing industry is essentially squeezing itself out of the backlist market — at first thought, it seems almost impossible. After all, aren’t the publishers producing all those lovely books? Surely they are making oodles of money. Of course they are. Such is the beauty of backlist. Advances […]

File Under: The Future of Publishing