Tag Archive | publisher’s weekly

5 Writing Tips: Barbara Kingsolver

The tips Barbara Kingsolver is aren’t new (other than the last one, perhaps, which is kind of interesting), but they are good reminders.

p.s. I listened to “Unsheltered” and I enjoyed it. Kingsolver is a wonderful writer. It was well-researched, of course, and interesting, though not necessarily a page turner.


The enterprise of writing a book has to feel like walking into a cathedral.

Source: 5 Writing Tips: Barbara Kingsolver

How to Sell Books to Libraries

Keep in mind –

This is a post from Ingram Spark and Lauren Charles. I’m not sure it gives you much insight into getting into libraries other than trying to get reviews from Library Journal, Publishers Weekly and Kirkus.

I haven’t checked these folks out lately but it used to be fairly costly to get a review from Kirkus. And Library Journal, which doesn’t charge for reviews, required you to send them a book three months before you were going to publish it. What indie author is going to wait three months to publish their book to the public to wait on the Library Journal maybe doing a review. I have not checked out Publishers Weekly review requirements, but I probably should. Kirkus and LJ rules may have also changed since indie authors are getting to be more main stream then they used to be.

Anyone out there have any updated information on getting reviews from the folks as an indie author?

How to Sell Books to Libraries – Bookarma Blog.

Do You Know What a Book Publicist Does?

From Clarie McKinney on Publishers Weekly website and my contact, Jennifer, on linkedin: Do You Know What a Book Publicist Does?.

Not that I’ll ever be able to afford a publicist, it’s still good information to know (just in case).  Maybe you and I will need or meet one one day!

Suesss Pieces

More interesting news about Author Solutions. I’m glad the word is getting out there. This should help Author Solutions either clean up their act, or keep indie authors away from them. Thanks for the update, Emily!

Suesss Pieces.