Tag: publishing

Question: How would you suggest getting past the dreaded “we do not accept unsolicited material” notice?

It’s really simple: you send a query letter. Companies DO NOT want to see your screenplay; that is the “unsolicited material” they don’t accept. They’ll accept query letters all day long. Do your due diligence: find out who you contact, and send your query letter specifically to that person (or department). That’s the professional way …

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Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360 in Pilot with Simon & Schuster to Make eBook Titles Available to School Customers Read more about Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360 in Pilot with Simon & Schuster to Make eBook Titles Available to School Customers

Baker & Taylor has put up a press release: Baker & Taylor, the world’s largest distributor of digital and physical books and entertainment products, announced today that through a pilot program it will now be able to make available more than 450 popular ebook titles from Simon & Schuster imprints to classrooms and school libraries …

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NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month

As a multi-year winner (including this year, he wrote, tooting his own horn), I always look forward to NaNoWriMo.  And Camp NaNoWriMo.  And I have fond memories of Scriptfrenzy, and hope they bring it back. An article from the Examiner puts NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in perspective: A day to remember for a lot …

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Penguin teams up with Readmill on booksharing app

The Guardian UK is reporting that Penguin UK has teamed up with the Berlin-based ebook app developer Readmill to bolster direct ebook sales.  From the article: The app allows readers to share ebook highlights and to talk to each other while they’re reading, “liking” one anothers’ updates and discussing the books. The deal includes more than …

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eBooks sell better through Apple’s App Store than through iBookstore. Go figure.

I had wondered about this for awhile; having an interest in photography, I’ve got a copy of Master Your DSLR Camera.  When I went to the BetterBook site, I noticed that the ebook was available as an app.  It’s an ebook.  It’s for sale on iTunes.  It’s #1 in the iBookstore, but way lower on the …

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