Tuesday, July 14, 2009

a biz blog worth reading

This guy at Pimp My Novel is on the sales' end of things--a relatively untold side of publishing in the blogging world. And boy, does he tell it like it is. His recent posts cover such important mysteries as BookScan, franchise skips, and sell-through--things I only hope to dabble in here.

Thanks to my bloggy buddy Editorial Anonymous for finding him.

12 comments:

Ina said...

He's getting a lot of good publicity this week after his guest post over at Nathan Bransford's blog. Well deserved; his posts are super informative.

Charles Gramlich said...

Now my head hurts. Man it's complicated. I sure wish I had people to take care of all that.

writtenwyrdd said...

Yes, I've been following him for a bit and it's very informative. Knowing all about the industry before you get published (and still confusing after, so I gather) but at least you can be somewhat forewarned!

Rebecca Knight said...

This is too funny! I just stumbled across his blog yesterday and became a follower :). This guy is awesome, and I love the straight talk.

Anything that helps me learn about this industry, I'm a fan of.

Thanks, Moonie!

Ivy said...

I agree with writtenwyrdd (did I spell that right?), the more you know about the business, the better chances you stand. Knowledge is power!

PurpleClover said...

Yeah, I was referred by NB by Eric's (his name??) guest-post-turned-blog. It's full of very useful info!!

Btw EA - how's the writing project coming?

THE INTERN said...

BookScan is INTERN's secret addiction. I even browse it after-hours sometimes, at home...it's getting kind of freaky. thanks for the great link.

I_am_Tulsa said...

Thank you for introducing this...I am getting ready for a job interview in the sales department of a publisher...the info might come in handy!

Eric said...

Hi Moonrat—

Thanks for the link! I've been following your blog for awhile and have been consistently impressed.

And everyone—thanks for the encouragement! I'm glad you like what you've been seeing on PMN so far.

Laurel said...

Go, Eric!

moonrat said...

Purple--boo, not good. Poopy. You?

Laura Martone said...

Thanks, Moonrat, for spreading the word about Eric's new blog. Like Purple Clover, I read his guest post on Nathan Bransford's blog - and I'm so glad us commenters encouraged Eric to start his own newsy site. Yahoo to NB for picking Eric's post for the guest blogging week!