Author Support: FOCUS ON PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Jane Bullard, author The publishing industry should be a key focus for writers ...its parts including query letters or e-mails, writin...
Thursday, September 15, 2011
|Jane Bullard, author|
The publishing industry should be a key focus for writers...its parts including query letters or e-mails, writing skills, genre knowledge, and stages of manuscript submissions, contracts, and editor-author relationships.
When I was Writer working on a personal narrative/non-fiction book:
Focus was on Writing first, then Researching Publishers.
When I became a Published Author of that book:
Focus had to shift to Marketing.
When I wanted to buy All Rights to my first book’s first edition (UK publisher-1996):
Focus should have been on Book Rights Research about what a buying process should include, asking questions like:
“Do I need to have hard copies shipped from England?”
“Should I buy the rights (as above) and leave books in UK for UK sales?
“Won’t the publisher’s digital files be the main purchase with rights?
When I owned All Rights, as of 1999:
Focus became Customs requirements and Over stock of units/copies, shipped from England.
After Opine Publishing formed (late 1999, early 2000):
Focus shifted to Publishing, specifically, Industry Standards and Practices in seven categories:
—Contracts & agreements
—Distribution & marketing*
*Starred items are the most demanding to learn and activate. *Marketing is entrenched, for now, as a key responsibility of writers.
To begin: What are two main hard copy and digital company names for book distribution? For book sales? What is a major publishing journal in the U.S.?
In addition: Learn business requirements for book sales receipts and marketing expenses.
Posted by Jean Purcell, publisher, Opine Publishing
a.k.a., Jane Bullard, author: Not All Roads Lead Home