May 30th, 2009

Going Pro 101

Publishing Stats

From Cynthia Sterling's excellent newsletter: (Red type highlighting, mine.)

[CynthiaSterling] Market News for Week of May 17, 2009

The Book Industry

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I highlighted digital books sales because it's of particular interest to us. I leave you to draw your own conclusions.


 

Gym Dandy Cover

Stormy's first book reading...

Local writer pal Jeff Round invited me to read at his next salon, being held at Toronto's Glad Day bookstore, on the evening of June 6th: http://www.proustandcompany.com/

I have 10 minutes to read, along with 2 other authors, followed by a group Q&A.

I'm thinking of just starting at the beginning of the book and reading 10 minutes worth. Do you think that will engage the audience? Maybe make them want to buy the book?

Or, if anyone out there has read it, is there a particular scene that stays in your mind? The first awkward kiss? The sad alley scene? The birthday party?

Any other advice or shared experience about readings or signings would be great.

Thank you in advance.