I recently took part in a panel at a @ByteTheBook event in London. The title of the debate was “What are the most effective ways to market your books?” on the panel with me was Mark Edwards (self-published author with a string of No.1 best-sellers under his belt) and Mark Rusher (marketing…
Mister Rogers says goodbye. x
Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
Never be afraid to fail.
Tina Belcher is important.
“I do black history projects for television.”
“How did you become interested in these projects?”
“It’s because I’m partially black, and I know both sides. I look white, so I find that white people who don’t know who I am tend to be very racist around me, if they want to be. They never know, and I’m very sensitive to this. When I hear something racist, it makes me cringe. It hurts.”
Last month, a disturbance rippled through M.F.A. programs, publishing houses and certain neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Gary Shteyngart, Emperor of Encomia, Prince of Panegyric, Baron of Blurbs, whose breathless endorsements have graced some 150 books in the past decade, was retiring from writing promotional copy for book flaps and covers.
Keep reading, it’s a great commentary on the promotional aspects of the publishing industry.