Monday, October 20, 2008

your book in the national chains

You know how I always go on and on about the importance of book sell-in and making sure an author does everything possible to help his/her editor on it? Now Andrew Wheeler has gone and written this fantastic essay about sell-in and why your book might get skipped. Thanks, Andrew.

8 comments:

Kate Lord Brown said...

'Skipping'? Now I have something entirely new to worry about. Buying - that would be a really great thing now I've signed to an agent, let alone 'advance'. Again, Moonrat - you are a star. Forewarned is forearmed.

moonrat said...

that's right, kate!!

Charles Gramlich said...

Right at the moment I'm a little too down about the publishing world to read more bad news. But I'll check it out later.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of skipping and the doom and gloom of the economy, are editors skipping books on submission--or, is it pretty much business as usual?

Would appreciate your thoughts, Moonie.

:)

moonrat said...

anon--no way!! we need to make our billing $$ or we'll die. we can't afford to stop publishing new stuff, even if it's not selling as much.

Conduit said...

Thanks for the heads up, Moonrat. Very interesting article.

Anonymous said...

Dear Moonie,

I LOVE YOU for everything--but ESPECIALLY THIS! :

anon--no way!! we need to make our billing $$ or we'll die. we can't afford to stop publishing new stuff, even if it's not selling as much.

anon 5:13.

Kim Kasch said...

I've often wondered how certain books get picked over others to have the coveted shelf space.

Thanks for the link.