Obviously, they are doing this to drive traffic to their stores, hoping that consumers will buy enough other items to offset their loss on these titles. In my opinion, this strategy will prove catastrophic for publishers, authors, booksellers, mass retailers, and ultimately consumers. … Therefore, I think Amazon needs to either raise the price of eBooks to more closely mirror the hardcover or trade paper prices, or we as publishers should delay the release of eBooks and think of them more as a digital mass market product.
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In Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers, he elaborates on the importance of sustained hard work as a condition for success and mastery. The lucky number? 10,000 hours of dedicated study. “The emerging picture from such studies,” says neurologist Daniel Levitin, “is that ten thousand hours of practice is required to achieve the level of mastery associated with being a world class expert—in anything.”
Craig Groeschel is the founding pastor of LifeChurch.tv, a multi-campus church with dozens of weekly services in thirteen locations, including an Internet campus. In his book, It: How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It, he describes that illusive something that some leaders and organizations have and others don’t. In a moment, I will tell you how to get a copy FREE.
Chris Anderson is the editor in chief of Wired magazine. He is also the author or The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More, one of the most talked about books—and concepts—in the publishing industry. He is also the author of the new book, Free: The Future of a Radical Price. In a moment, I will tell you how to get a copy FREE—which seems especially appropriate for this book!
A new documentary, “Lord, Save Us From Your Followers”” opens in theaters today. Gail and I recently watched a prerelease version of the movie. We both loved it. I highly recommend that you see it.
Andy Stanley is one of my favorite authors. I listen to his leadership podcast religiously. We also had the privilege of publishing his new book, The Principle of the Path: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. In a few minutes, I’ll tell you how to get a copy FREE, along with a few other cool gifts.
This month David Hoyt of MIC interviewed me about leadership 2.0, social media, life balance, and, of course, the current state of publishing and where I see it going in the future. Though MIC is a subscription service and you normally have to pay to get access to the content, David agreed to allow you to listen to his entire interview with me for free.
Thirty years ago, when I first got into the book publishing business, it was an elitist occupation. Publishers met in smoke-filled board rooms and made decisions about what the reading public would read. It never occurred to them to ask the readers themselves.
As an incentive, I will give you a free copy of the book if you will leave a comment below and email us with your mailing address. … Question: To get you started with a comment (and assuming you haven’t yet read the book), what was it that N.D. said in the video that piqued your interest?
If you can bring to the table, not only great content, but an established platform, as an author, you will have agents and publishers lined up to sign you.
As an author, the most important thing you need to understand about agents is that they represent YOU. If an agent has a good reputation (i.e., a brand), that reputation will accrue to your benefit. However, if an agent has a bad reputation, that reputation will also accrue to your detriment.