This is a really interesting and useful article: the job of a marketing designer at a book publishing house. It is not book cover design. It is all the promotional and branding work that wraps around that cover and that book.
Is Kindle Vella going to work? I personally would have loved to have a go at that form, not least because much of my training as a writer is in serialisation. Vella is still locked to US-only.
International best-selling books, February 2022. I think it’s useful to look around.
Brandon Sanderson crowdfunds four new novels to the tune of USD $23 million. But this was my takeaway:
“I have a team of 30 people and We sat down to work out if we could really publish a front-list title ourselves, just in case a disaster happened with how my books are sold at the moment.”
Brandon Sanderson has a team of thirty people. That is amazing. That’s also a narrative shift. This isn’t a scrappy, entrepreneurial-minded author trying to force the future on their own. This is a whole company working to serve one writer’s goal. I am impressed by the power move. The actual story here: a group of people crowdfunds the launch of a major new publishing company off four books. I’m really interested to see what Sanderson and his crew do next.
“…as Russian forces drew ever closer to Kyiv, a Ukrainian “urban researcher” named Lev Shevchenko used his impressive library to protect himself from possible blown-in windows.“
Apropos of nothing, save that I love that LOW-TECH is still online: how to build a bike generator with control panel.