Saturday, January 16, 2016

S.D. Skye's Hell or High Water 365-Day Blogathon Day 203 -- Hot Links Saturday

Hot Links Saturday -- Top 5 Publishing Links

Self Publishing Preview - 2016 

This is from Publisher's Weekly...yes, that Publisher's Weekly. When I started publishing PW wouldn't put Self and Publishing together in the same sentence let alone write a preview about authors. So the article itself is kind of amazing but the content is interesting also...

Penguin Random House sells Author Solutions 

The purchase of Author Solutions by big publishers was one of those things I knew would fail. I think they thought droves of indie authors would flood the business with a Big 5 name attached to it, but the problem is pricing...and indie authors probably caught onto the fact that using them wouldn't lead to a big 5 contract. So, I think this is as it should be. Amazon wins? No...I don't think so. Not from this anyway. 

How James Patterson helped Reinvent Publishing

I'm not a die-hard fan although I like some of his books, especially those for my son. But this article is spot on. Definitely one to read. 

How to Publish a Book In Different Genres

I wondered whether this was a trick statement. It's not. Check it out.

Are Small Independent Publishers Doing the Work for Big Publishers? 

This is interesting...but the same can be said for indie publishers too. More and more Literary Agents and Big 5 publishers reject authors that go on to indie publish or sign up with small presses and become successful...and then what happens? Yeah, you know the drill. This is an interesting read nonetheless.

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