Bethany Brown works directly with authors and small presses as the president of The Cadence Group. Her debut column for San Francisco Book Review's, After the Manuscript, lends aspiring and indie authors eight tips for book launch basics.
Are you a crime fiction fanatic? Did you swoon about Harry Potter, but wish that it had more floating hearts instead of feathers? Do you devour books about people who have it all, but are haunted by their pasts? If not, don’t’ fret! This lovely list has something for you, too. Here are 10 Valentine’s Reads that Will Steam Up Anyone’s Favorite Genre.
03 February 2016
After the Manuscript, February 2016, Issue, Viewpoints
Book publicist Maryglenn McCombs shares what makes a good author client—and what doesn’t— when it comes to the dynamics of author/publicist relationships. Read her six suggestions, which includes everything from understanding what a publicist actually does, to what PR is and is not .
For seasoned authors, or those who aspire to publish their first manuscript, the book industry is still a competitive and arduous monster no matter how you slice it. With 2016 in its beginning months, there are a variety of useful resources available for authors who are ready to tell their story and take their career to the next level. San Francisco Book Review shares nine essential tips for authors to take advantage of when looking to fine tune and market their finished product, connect with readers and fellow authors, and we even list a few well-respected sources to turn to when your book seeks review.
Besides a really odd sounding word what is a webinar? And why should it matter to you as an author or publisher? Director of Selby Ink, Mari Selby, shares how authors she represents benefit from hosting webinars and how you can, too!
Online promotion is one of the most effective ways of reaching out to your potential readers. You will be able to reach a much more diverse audience online than you ever could from word of mouth. A great way to gain the attention of the professionals in the publishing industry, fellow writers, and potential readers online is to create a book trailer, whether it’s slideshow format or using live actors.
San Francisco Book Review Associate Editor, Steph Rodriguez, met up with musician, record producer, and author Larry Livermore at Well Grounded Tea & Coffee Bar in El Cerrito, Calif. to discuss the second installment of his memoir series, How to Ru(i)n a Record Label. The independent record company based in Berkeley, Calif. captured the East Bay punk rock sound. Lookout's roster of EPs and full-length records include bands like the Lookouts, Mr. T Experience, Operation Ivy (who would later form Rancid), The Donnas, Green Day, and dozens more.