On April 6–7 I joined 300 independent publishers and authors in Austin, Texas, to go “back to school” and advance our education at the Publishing University 2018. The annual conference, organized by the Independent Book Publishing Association, featured a mix of keynote speeches, panel discussions, and in-depth seminars run by industry experts, on topics ranging from author branding, distribution, and sales to editorial development. All the major publishing models were well represented at the event, with traditional publishers, self-p... keep reading
Can a published book be a business card? Many people seem to think so, if we’re judging by the turnout at the Book Publishing Boot Camp, a publishing conference for entrepreneurs looking to write the best nonfiction book to build their brand.
The all-day event, co-hosted by LifeTree Media and Pink Velvet Couch, took place at the Best Western Plus Chateau Granville in downtown Vancouver on Tuesday, March 6. It was a packed day of informative presentations, interactive workshops, and stimulating... keep reading
Megan Williams is an award-winning author and the senior manager at The Self Publishing Agency, where she has supported indie authors in writing, publishing and marketing their books. Catch her in person at the Book Publishing Boot Camp on March 6, where she’ll discuss the self publishing process on a panel about the business of publishing.
Authors today have many publishing options available to them, which can make it hard for them to understand the differences, much less choose the route that suits them best. Some authors want the professionalism and market reach of a traditional publisher, while others prefer the accessibility, higher royalties, and expediency that self-publishing provides. And then there are those authors who simply want the best of both worlds.
Many businesses have sprung up to service this “best ... keep reading
For Immediate Release
February 23, 2018
Hybrid Publisher LifeTree Media Calls on Canadian Industry to Adopt Hybrid Publisher Criteria Published This Week by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)
VANCOUVER – The US-based Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) has developed and released a groundbreaking nine-point list of criteria to define and standardize hybrid publishers, with input from Maggie Langrick, Publisher and CEO of Canadian hybrid press LifeTree Media Ltd. IBPA’s Hybrid Publisher Criteria is the publishing industry’... keep reading
Zoe Grams is founder and principal of ZG Communications: a marketing agency working with authors and publishing houses across North America. Catch her in person at the Book Publishing Boot Camp on March 6, where she’ll share publicity and PR advice for new authors on a panel about modern book marketing.
What was the motivatio... keep reading
Robert Mackwood is the owner and principal agent of the BC-based Seventh Avenue Literary Agency — one of Canada’s leading non-fiction agencies. Catch him in person at the Book Publishing Boot Camp on March 6, where he’ll discuss what agents look for on a panel about the business of publishing.
How and when did you begin your career as a l... keep reading
Nancy Flight is Editor Emerita of Greystone Books, where she worked for 24 years, first as Editorial Director and then, from 2002 to 2017, as Associate Publisher. Catch her in person at the Book Publishing Boot Camp on March 6, where she’ll discuss what editors look for on a panel about the business of publishing.
How and when ... keep reading
Lindsay Sealey is a passionate girl advocate. She has worked in curriculum development, consulting and special education for more than 15 years and she is the founder and CEO of Bold New Girls, a coaching company for girls and young women and their parents, teachers and caretakers.
With new and complicated parenting challenges like online bullying facing today’s families, Lindsay’s services are needed more than ever. This is why she decided to write keep reading
Every author dreams of seeing their book translated into many languages so that readers in far-off lands can enjoy and learn from it. But how does an indie author sell their publishing rights abroad? And what can a traditionally published author do to be sure they are getting the best deal?
I asked Kelvin Kong, Rights Manager for Toronto-based agency The Rights Factory, to explain how book rights are sold into foreign markets.
What exactly are foreign language / foreign territory rights? What are the various component... keep reading