Cheryl Bradshaw's Blog – June 2011 Archive (2)

WRITERS: Think You Can't Sell 500? YOU CAN!!!

So the other day I was reading a fairly interesting article that included stats on the publishing industry, and I love statistics, so it was right up my alley.



Did you know that right now over 500,000 books are being published each year? This includes both self-pubbed and traditional.



Of those, how many do you think sell more than 500 copies (of one book)?



50%? Nope.



25%? Nope.



I'll tell you. 2%. That's right, 98% of books published today don't… Continue

Added by Cheryl Bradshaw on June 22, 2011 at 1:46am — 3 Comments

Hook, Line and Sinker!

For Dan Coleman, et al...

 

About a year ago I opened up the first page of the novel I just started reading and it said:



It was one hell of a night to throw away a baby (Julia Spencer-Fleming)



And whoa nellie, I was hooked! And you want to know the interesting part? I had JUST read a how-to book that said never, never, ever, start a book with "IT". As a reader, I couldn't have disagreed more - I was completely wrapped up in this baby. Why was the baby…

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Added by Cheryl Bradshaw on June 1, 2011 at 2:24am — No Comments

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