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There are different print formats: hardcover, trade paperback, and mass market.
Books can get remaindered, which means that the publisher is selling off the remaining stock of a title at a loss to make room at their warehouses for new titles. This does not necessarily mean your book is going out of print.
The best way to promote books is to make personal connections, i.e. DON’T (solely) BE A SHILL FOR YOUR OWN WORK.
The New York Times bestseller list is…complicated.
Both Kelly and JJ are doing NaNoWriMo this year! Add us as writing buddies and keep us accountable! We are bookishchick and sjaejones, respectively.
Some NaNoWriMo tips
JJ won NaNoWriMo 13, and then went on to sell that novel, so she feels she’s got a leg to stand on. Some tips and links:
What should you write about? Anything you want, but if you’re stuck for plot, retelling something can help!
Pick a story with a small element of “wish fulfillment”. No judgement! Writing from a place of subconscious desire really helps you with word count.
“What kind of a man wants to put the 10,000 most important books online by 2002 and make them available for free?” Late ’90s Wired article on Project Gutenberg founder Michael S. Hart, who died this week at age 64.