Tuesday, April 9, 2013

18 Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

Backlist Then and Now

By Joe Konrath

So the six week KDP total updated last night and I made a bit over the $90,000 mark, assuming borrows are $2 each.

These past two years have been interesting, because I really haven't had a new IP of my own.

Of the last six novels I've written, five have been collaborations, and one was sci-fi under a pen name. No new stand-alones, either under JA Konrath or Jack Kilborn, and no new solo novels in my series.

And yet I'm making $15k a week.

I attribute most of this to getting my rights returned. Being able to properly exploit my backlist with free promotions and paid advertising has really helped their ranks, their positions on the bestseller lists, and their sales.

But these books are old. So why are they still selling well?

Let's look at the old, analogue way of bookselling.

Click here to read the complete article (see #1 below)


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again: 
  1. Backlist Then and Now http://ow.ly/jPKZK via Newbie's Guide to Publishing by @JoeKonrath
  2. Field Report From the E-Book Revolution: The New Equilibrium: http://t.co/Da7RmN70AA @jamesscottbell RT @elizabethscraig:
  3. Legal and Effective Pinning on Pinterest http://ow.ly/jPP0T via @RachelleGardner
  4. Problems with Whispersync and Audio Books http://ow.ly/jPPbF via @PassiveVoiceBlg
  5. Self Publishing #1 http://ow.ly/jPPg9 via Elisabeth Naughton
  6. 4 Obstacles to Self-Publishing Success http://ow.ly/jPPp7 via @jfbookman
  7. Marking Time with the Viewpoint Character http://ow.ly/jPPE3 via The Editor's Blog
  8. Notes from Tabor Lane: 18 Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts http://ow.ly/jQqWe 
  9. Focus On What Matters http://ow.ly/jPPPj via Moody Writing
  10. Creative Writing: Redundancies, Synonyms, and Editing IN Mistakes (UGH!) http://t.co/e0eWwBjDQQ via @vgrefer RT @janice_hardy
  11. LinkedIn Mentions: This Week in Social Media http://ow.ly/jPPuC via @smexaminer
  12. Triggers And Taboos In Fiction http://ow.ly/jQrNQ via @VeroniaSicoe
  13. The Risky Middle Realm of Character http://ow.ly/jQsco via @storyfix
  14. How to Set Tone and Mood in Your Scenes http://ow.ly/jQsZq via @janice_hardy
  15. How to Begin a Short Story: http://t.co/yI4JQfboXJ @AmazingStories0 @Sales_Source RT @elizabethscraig
  16. What Worries Publishers Most? http://t.co/H6BlRKRjn0 @bmorrissey RT @elizabethscraig
  17. Answers to 13 Questions You're Too Afraid to Ask Literary Agents http://ow.ly/jQvyY by literary agent Barbara Poelle
  18. You are not alone: Introduction to the indie publishing community http://ow.ly/jQChb 

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Happy writing & running, Kathy

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