Notes & news
New how-to video on the romance genre
Writing Romance . . . with a Passion! Watch now . . .
Self-publishing wave still cresting
At the end of 2013, Bowker Research reported that self-published titles were up 59 percent over 2011 and a staggering 422 percent over 2007. "Ebooks continue to gain on print, comprising 40 percent of the ISBNs that were self-published in 2012, up from just 11 percent in 2007."
Professional development workshops
The first round of workshops, called Publishing 2.0 – Tips and Traps, will take place in Eastern Canada in February 2014. Later in the year, the workshops will be held in Western Canada. These workshops address the changing realities of writing in the digital age. For more information (including cities and dates) visit: http://www.writersunion.ca/pd-workshops.
Second annual book marketing & publicity toolkit
For scores of useful ideas, strategies, and resources for anyone involved in promoting, marketing, or publishing a book, visit: http://bookmarketingbuzzblog.blogspot.com/2013/11/book-marketing-author-publicity-toolkit.html. This toolkit, the work of Brian Feinblum, Chief Marketing Officer of www.media-connect.com, represents the best of his past 1000 posts and 20+ years of experience in book publishing.
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This winter, as always, wishing you every success in your writing and publishing endeavors . . .