Monday, 9 July 2012

Deidre Havrelock - How Would You Change the Publishing World?

Given unlimited resources, how would you change the publishing world?
By Deidre Havrelock

The publishing world has already changed for the better. With the ebook, authors are now able to truly learn the business of publishing. It may be easy to stick a bunch of wonderful words into the format of an ebook, but it’s difficult to search for the right editor, get the proof reading done, and find your readers—along with discovering good marketing avenues. 

The ebook is as much a teaching tool as it is a means of communicating and entertaining. It’s helping writers to become entrepreneurs. What self-published writers need now are organized editors who can sell themselves to us based on what genre they edit. After all, an editor who primarily edits romance is not always the best choice for memoir. I’d like to be able to enter a website where numerous editors highlight their strengths and provide endorsements from past clients (authors). Great editors are needed more than ever. I think editors will eventually replace the role of agents. If you find a great editor, you’ll want to keep her for life.

As far as standard publishing houses go, and I’ve worked with a publishing house before, the one thing that seemed shockingly absent from the “relationship” was just that—a relationship. I became further and further removed from my work. In effect, I handed over a book and was never consulted on it again. I’m a great force for marketing, but in order for me to help I have to be looked at as a valuable asset. Which means bringing an author into a marketing meeting right at the get go. I’d like to see publishing houses look at all their author relationships, even the new ones, more in terms of partnerships. I’d also like to see author royalties go up (but not necessarily advances).

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Genre - Paranormal, Non-Fiction
Rating - PG13
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Books Sold - 6 Nov 2011 to 31 May 2012

Some of you have asked me for my total number of books sold to evaluate KDP Select so here it is. Bear in mind, that results will vary based on genre and author. Good luck and remember, Keep Moving Forward.

Total - 120,836

1. Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out
Amazon Kindle - 42,559
Paperback -
Smashwords -

2. Frequent Traveller
Amazon Kindle - 35277
Paperback -
Smashwords -

3. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 1
Amazon Kindle - 462
Smashwords -

4. Mirror Me Martha (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 281
Smashwords -

5. Drive On Hope (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 190
Smashwords -

6. Blog-A-Licious Directory 2012
Amazon Kindle - 1
Smashwords -

7. Pandora's Reading Room 1
Amazon Kindle -
Paperback - N/A

8. The Cat That Barked (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle -

9. Dora's Essentials - Examining Anxiety
Amazon Kindle -

10. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 2
Amazon Kindle -

11. Elevenses from Around the World
Amazon Kindle -

12. Genetically Modified Foods vs. Sustainability
Amazon Kindle -

Blog-A-Licius - Sherbet Blossom



Dealightfully Frugal

Blog-A-Licious - The Few, The Proud, The Wife


My Soul Slippers

Blog-A-Licous - Textbook Mommy

Blog-A-Licious - Blue Frogs Legs

Blog-A-Licious - Pretty All True

Pretty All True

Blog-A-Licious - tbaoo



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Blog-A-Licious - The Invisible Art

Blog-A-Licious - Rediscovering Domesticity

Rediscovering Domesticity

Blog-A-Licious - Quiver Full

Blog-A-Licious - Cori's Big Mouth

Blog-A-Licious - Great Fun


Blog-A-Licious - Busy Wife

Blog-A-Licious - Steps To Happiness

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Blog-A-Licious - Toby & Max

Blog-A-Licious - Amelie

Raising Amelie

Blog-A-Licious - Peas In A Pod

Blog-A-Licious - Riley

Blognostics - Poetry


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