Whispers and Warnings For 02/19/2016

Whispers and Warnings For 02/19/2016

This is not at all surprising!
Survey finds 76% of children prefer print books
“Children prefer print books to e-books for both reading for pleasure and reading for education, a study by reading charity BookTrust has found…”

Another bad Author Solutions experience
Author Solutions: A Poor Experience or Poor Choice?
“Think twice before ever paying money to any of the Author Solutions imprints to help you.”

More Author Solutions mayhem

Well, THIS explains a lot!
Author Solutions and Friends: The Inside Story
“Among those refusing to comment was Publishers Weekly and I suspect its partnership with Author Solutions runs far deeper than simply allowing it to re-sell blocks of advertising. It would be interesting to know if they have similar partnership arrangements in place to the publishers mentioned up top, and receive royalties from sales of these ad packs.”

Intriguing article!
Bad Writing Tips from Famous Authors – Eva Creerson
“Even though this is quoted to some of the world’s most successful authors, do not follow it…”

Great news!
2015 Sees Opening of 60 Indie Bookstores
After independent bookstores saw a year of strong openings in 2014, the trend continued last year, with the ABA reporting that 60 new indies opened. In 2014, ABA members opened 59 stores.

TRAVEL WRITING 2.0: Earning Money from your Travels in the New Media Landscape - SECOND EDITION

Completely revised edition of the ground-breaking travel writing book that provides a road map to success in the digital age. It dives headlong into the entrepreneurial world of blogging and digital books, while still acknowledging the real money to be made in declining print forms.

Drawing on interviews and survey responses from more than 100 successful travel writers and bloggers, this is the definitive guide to creating success instead of waiting for permission. Written by a veteran, award-winning writer with two decades of experience as a book author, online publisher, freelancer, and blogger.

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The Art and Craft of Writing and Editing

Writing is a constant dialogue between author and reader.

The craft of writing involves an interchange of emotions between an author and a reader. An author creates a story line, conflict, and characters, gives his characters words to speak, and then hands off these materials to a reader. This process results in a constant dialogue between the mental imagery produced by a reader and that proposed by the author.

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