Articles from February 2010

Tools. Change.

February 28th, 2010 · 18 Comments

My mark of a good conference is how I feel when it’s over. It’s a given that I’ll be exhausted (I am an introvert after all), so the test is whether or not I’m inspired to do something. Read, write, create, think. This is how I felt at the end of this year’s Tools of […]

File Under: Square Pegs

The Publicity Paradox

February 23rd, 2010 · 12 Comments

Today, we welcome back author Pam Jenoff, who wrote a great article for Booksquare called “A Rose By Any Other Name: Has Genre Become Irrelevant?”. Today, Pam explores publicity challenges facing authors, including shifts in world of literary agents as they develop programs to help authors in the wild world of publicity. As you’ll see, […]

File Under: Marketing For Introverts

Our Digital Future: An Interview with Lori James of All Romance Ebooks

February 18th, 2010 · 3 Comments

As a book buyer, I have a keen interest in thriving bookstores. As a book reader, I have a keen interest in independent publishing and access to my books. And while I wait for traditional independent bookstores to transition to robust physical and online presences, I have enjoyed the emergence of digital booksellers, particularly All […]

File Under: The Business of Publishing

My Sense of Entitlement

February 16th, 2010 · 28 Comments

A recent meme in publishing is that some readers are exhibiting a sense of “entitlement” about buying ebooks. I’d like to humbly offer myself as Exhibit A. It is true: I feel entitled to buy books. I insist upon it, actually*. Seriously, is it ever a good idea to disparage your customers? To treat them […]

File Under: Square Pegs