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Book Business PaperclipPost #68 – Women’s Memoirs, Book Business – Kendra Bonnett and Matilda Butler

The headline on the February 17th email from Book Business magazine read: “Does Borders Bankruptcy Signify the End of Physical Bookstores?” It’s a question that’s probably crossed the minds of all of us invested in the book business…as memoir writers (indeed writers in any genre), readers, booksellers, publishers.

After years of hearing how the digital book simply had to replace printed books, it certainly appears we are growing closer to that time. eBook sales increased 164.8 percent in December 2010 and are now 8.32 percent of the trade book market. While 8.32 percent may not sound like a lot, that’s up from 3.20 percent in 2009. Here’s a link to the Association of American Publishers press release. The rate of growth is sure to continue to rise, and many publishers expect ebooks to be 15 percent of the market by 2014.

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A Different Sort of Memoir Writing Prompt

by Kendra BonnettJuly 20, 2010
A Different Sort of Memoir Writing Prompt

Not your conventional writing prompt. Use this post to get a link to Seth Godin’s talk to the Independent Book Publishers about the new dynamics of book publishing. It’s awesome.

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Marketing Strategy Takeaways from the iPad Launch

by Kendra BonnettApril 24, 2010
Marketing Strategy Takeaways from the iPad Launch

Authors eager to boost book sales can learn a lot by following the successful launch of the Apple iPad because Apple enjoyed impressive first-day sales without spending a fortune on a pre-launch marketing and advertising blitz. As most authors have limited marketing funds, Apple can be a very useful model.

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Your Vote Can Help an Author Win a Publishing Deal and Share Her 12-Step Program for Eating Disorders

by Kendra BonnettApril 18, 2010
Your Vote Can Help an Author Win a Publishing Deal and Share Her 12-Step Program for Eating Disorders

Marguerite Piazza Bonnett (Kendra’s sister in law) is competing to be “The Next Top Spiritual Author” in an online contest. We’re asking you to follow the link to her bio page and video where she’ll explain her book idea. Please vote for Marguerite. Thank you.

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The Last Book Has Been Printed! It Was a Memoir.

by Kendra BonnettApril 2, 2010
The Last Book Has Been Printed! It Was a Memoir.

As book, magazine and newspaper publishers continue to suffer under burgeoning costs and lose ground to ebooks and sleek new digital readers (ie., Kindle and iPad), the appetite for content remains strong. As writers we not only have new outlets for our work but many interesting formats to consider. Is a writer still a writer when she stops writing books and starts creating vooks?

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Building a Memoir Writing Platform: What Is Your Message? (Part 1)

by Kendra BonnettFebruary 27, 2010
Building a Memoir Writing Platform: What Is Your Message? (Part 1)

What’s your memoir writing platform? You may as well start by asking yourself, What is the message of your book? This is the second in a multi-part series designed to help you create a platform for marketing and selling your book.

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Helen Ginger Reports on “Getting Published” Panel

by Kendra BonnettFebruary 12, 2010
Helen Ginger Reports on “Getting Published” Panel

We enjoyed such a positive experience on the Story Circle Network conference panel “Getting Published” that we asked panel moderator Helen Ginger to summarize the advice. This was a powerful panel, full of great ideas.

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