Want to get readers to keep on turning the page well into the night?
Here are 5 tips from Eileen Cook, author of With Malice:
- Create stakes that matter
- Unpredictable characters
- Unpredictable plot
- Pace with purpose
- Give readers something to talk about
Source: Writers’ Digest
You may also want to check out Chuck Wendig’s post on What Exactly Makes a Damn Good Story?
BEA this year moved its venue from New York to Chicago, and it’s a welcome change for some booksellers, who hadn’t attended the convention in over two years. However, this means a smaller representation from the big publishing houses, as they sent fewer staff to set up the booths.
Is a flat royalty rate across all formats of a book possible? This was one of the panel discussions held at the convention.
“The idea for the flat royalty came in a debate about whether the e-book royalty rate should move from the current 25% to 50% as advocated by the guild.”
Related to this, Kobo has learned that while most book marketing is spent on millennials, those using Kobo are actually much older at 50+ years of age for both print and digital titles. Maybe because they have more time to read?
Source (photo and articles): Publishers Weekly