Friday, October 28, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Saturday, at the Self-Publishing Book Expo, I unveiled new graphics. My thinking was that my old graphics, representing classic, elegant typography, were not going to go over big in New York. I wanted something splashier.
The old look
My website (go ahead, click the link) matches my old business card:
The new look
Here are the graphics I had at the show in New York (and my new business card, front and back, matches the two striped posters):
Which do you like better?
Should I redesign my website in the newer style or leave well enough alone? Drop me a note or comment below. Tell me where you are geographically and what your relationship is to book publishing, so I know whether the new graphics have any appeal outside New York.
Thanks for your time!
Sunday, October 23, 2011
You missed a good event
This is a fast-evolving business, and attending conferences is an important way to stay up to date.
Sorry you couldn’t make it. Maybe I’ll see you there next year.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Self-Publishing Book Expo, October 22, NYC
The Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers
811 7th Avenue (between 52nd & 53rd)
New York NY 10019
Main number for hotel: 212-581-1000
The exhibit hall will be the New York Ballroom West, on the third floor.
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Are you a soon-to-be-famous novelist?
Sunday, October 02, 2011
I spoke yesterday afternoon to a roomful of editors on how to attract self-publishing authors and how best to help them. The audience was receptive, and I hope some of the people there will take up the challenge.
The more the merrier, I say. Independent publishing is growing at a tremendous rate, far outpacing traditional publishing. In 2010, 2.8 million titles were released in the United States. If independent self-publishing is going to gain traction and credibility—as well it should—in the publishing world, producing quality books is going to be a key, whether they’re printed books or e-books. And that invariably means that most self-publishing authors are going to need at least some input from professional editors and designers. There should be plenty of work to keep us all busy.
There were several excellent presentations at the conference, running in two tracks. I picked up some valuable ideas, and I know others did too.