Sunday, November 26, 2006

POD-dy Mouth

Becky Coffield forwarded a blog titled POD-dy Mouth to me. The author looks at the book industry with a breezy and humorous style while providing a lot of valuable info.

If your book is POD, be sure to send a review copy to POD-dy Mouth.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Free Book Listing with an Internet Giant

Get your titles in front of millions of Windows Live users FREE with Windows Live Book Search. Windows Live Book Search is Microsoft's forthcoming online search service for book content.

To submit your titles simply upload them in digital format or send printed books, and control the amount of content displayed. Link your commerce-enabled Web site to so that users can easily purchase your titles.

It's easy and it's FREE!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Interesting News About Book Jackets

This season, HaperCollins retailers want book jackets that are margarita and sangria in color. I am not sure whether a cover should have one or both, but the input from retailers gives me some new ideas for cover color/design.

In the meantime, Time Warner Book Group state that retailers often ask them to change the color or design of a book jacket so that it will better color-coordinate with their merchandise.

Here is a thought: if you have specific retail outlet(s) in mind for your book, ask what they would like to see before doing the final color/design layout.