Thursday, May 27, 2010

Publishing Sales Tidbit

Currently reading - Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon

For those of you who don't know, publishing is like any other industry. Initial sales figures can make or break a product. And let's face facts, to the PTBs in the publishing world, our babies are just a product.

If there's an author you love out there, help them by buying his/her books the week they come out. Pre-ordering is always good too. Most online bookstores list the street date (aka lay-down date, the date the book's supposed to go on sale).

Here's the two books on my shopping list this week.

1 comment:

  1. I stopped buying books for a couple years because I had so many but now that I'm writing it seems only fair to fork over the cash for those books. Although checking out books at the library does something for the author but not nearly as much.

    I think if I ever publish a novel, I'll be like Hugh Grant in that movie with Drew Barrymore when he's a washed up pop star who recorded one solo album. He marks the one CD the music store carries and checks everyday to see if anyone bought it.