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How to Sell Books in 2020: Put Them Near the Toilet Paper

How to Sell Books in 2020: Put Them Near the Toilet Paper

Bill's Blog< Return to BlogBook sales jumped this spring at big-box stores, which stayed open and stocked essentials while other shops closed.The New York TimesIf you want to sell books during a pandemic, it turns out that one of the best places to do it is within...

How to Sell Books in 2020: Put Them Near the Toilet Paper

Print Units Have Double-Digit Gain in Mid-July

Bill's Blog< Return to BlogPublishers Weekly With another strong showing by the juvenile nonfiction category, unit sales of print books rose 16.6% in the week ended July 18, 2020, over the comparable week in 2019, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Units were...

How to Sell Books in 2020: Put Them Near the Toilet Paper

E-Book Self-Publishing—It’s a Minefield Out There

Here is what I’ve learned about the challenge of writing: There are lots of ups and downs. One moment we’re flying high, convinced we’ve created the next Harry Potter, and the next moment we’re ready to bury the monstrosity we’ve created in the backyard.
But we move forward.

How to Sell Books in 2020: Put Them Near the Toilet Paper

The Writer’s Toolbox: Dialogue – Part 3

Here is what I’ve learned about the challenge of writing: There are lots of ups and downs. One moment we’re flying high, convinced we’ve created the next Harry Potter, and the next moment we’re ready to bury the monstrosity we’ve created in the backyard.
But we move forward.

How to Sell Books in 2020: Put Them Near the Toilet Paper

Take a Bow

Here is what I’ve learned about the challenge of writing: There are lots of ups and downs. One moment we’re flying high, convinced we’ve created the next Harry Potter, and the next moment we’re ready to bury the monstrosity we’ve created in the backyard.
But we move forward.

How to Sell Books in 2020: Put Them Near the Toilet Paper

The Writer’s Toolbox: Dialogue – Part 2

Here is what I’ve learned about the challenge of writing: There are lots of ups and downs. One moment we’re flying high, convinced we’ve created the next Harry Potter, and the next moment we’re ready to bury the monstrosity we’ve created in the backyard.
But we move forward.

How to Sell Books in 2020: Put Them Near the Toilet Paper

The Writer’s Toolbox: Dialogue – Part 1

Here is what I’ve learned about the challenge of writing: There are lots of ups and downs. One moment we’re flying high, convinced we’ve created the next Harry Potter, and the next moment we’re ready to bury the monstrosity we’ve created in the backyard.
But we move forward.

How to Sell Books in 2020: Put Them Near the Toilet Paper

2014 Book Industry Predictions

Here is what I’ve learned about the challenge of writing: There are lots of ups and downs. One moment we’re flying high, convinced we’ve created the next Harry Potter, and the next moment we’re ready to bury the monstrosity we’ve created in the backyard.
But we move forward.

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