THE OTHER NETWORK WRITER'S ROOM

INSIDE THE ART, CRAFT AND BUSINESS OF WRITING for Film, TV, Books, Stage, Print or Digital Media (with Particular Attention to Comedy)

5 Research Steps Before You Write Your Book Proposal (from Jane Friedman)

Step 1. Explore and understand competing titles. Step 2. Research the non-book landscape. Step 3. Study the authors and influencers you’ve found. Step 4. Pinpoint your primary market. Step 5. Analyze how … Continue reading

August 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Latest Data on Self-Publishing and e-Books for Indie Authors (via AuthorEarnings.com)

Hugh Howey’s “7k Report” will blow your mind with data about the publishing market. As always, genres rules sales, but read this detailed report about market-share for indie, self-published and … Continue reading

July 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Some Ways to Promote, Market and Publicize Your Book (even if you have a publisher)

Promoting your own book is like trying to move sand off a beach using tweezers. You can do it, but it’s S-L-O-W. When you’re doing your own promotion, you start … Continue reading

May 18, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Top 10 “Common Elements” in Best-Seller Novels (via J.T. Velikovsky)

Stieg Larsson, Stephanie Meyer, J K Rowling, James Patterson and Dan Brown… What `Top 10 Things’ do their best-selling fiction novels all have in common? 1) ALL ARE IN THE SAME GENRE…  All … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · 3 Comments

The New Journalism: New Platforms for Journalists (and Source Material for Movies)

To many writers, to almost anyone for that matter, Joshuah Bearman and Joshua Davis are living the dream. As accomplished practitioners of big, nonfiction magazine writing, they regularly publish articles … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

First-Time Writer Woes – for Bestselling “Harry Potter” Author J.K. Rowling?!

Apparently a few months ago, J.K. Rowling, author of the “Harry Potter” series, published a crime novel called The Cuckoo’s Calling under the pen name Robert Galbriath. Rowling didn’t just … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Color Coding: The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding (as it may apply to your book cover)

Don’t believe pseudo-science that says red always means excitement (and other color fallacies). It’s not that simple. See this interesting article by Gregory Ciotti for details.

July 31, 2013 · Leave a comment