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The following links are from the footnotes and appendix of my book Publishing and Marketing Realities for the Emerging Author. Although the “Specific Blog Posts & Articles of Interest” section at the bottom of this page is only available on this blog, and it’s updated frequently.

BLOGS TO FOLLOW

REFERENCED SITES
INTRODUCTION

NEW YORK BIG BOYS & INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS

“SELF-PUBLISHING” & VANITY PRESSES

Recommended freelance editors and artists

MARKETING

Twitter Resources

eBOOKS & AMAZON
Further Reading:

MARKET TRENDS
Book Buying Trends 2009 – BEA
Book Buying Trends 2009 – BOWKER
Summary from 2010 BEA Survey:

Retailers preferred:

  • 23% Independent Bookstores
  • 22% Major Retailers like Barnes & Noble
  • 21% Online Retailers (down from 23% in 2009)

How readers choose a book:

  • 52% Author Reputation
  • 49% Personal Recommendation
  • 45% Price
  • 37% Book Reviews
  • 22% Cover Art/Blurbs
  • 14% Advertising

REFERENCED & RECOMMENDED BOOKS

SPECIFIC BLOG POSTS & ARTICLES OF INTEREST

I stopped updating this list in June 2011. Find more links, especially new information on the fast-changing publishing industry on the “Supplementals” page.

 

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