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by Maureen Crisp • September 18, 2018
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It is always important to know the trends of the book fairs, as it is the best way to understand how the market will change in the coming year.
This year it seems that children’s books will do well internationally, as bookfairs like the Beijing Book Fair are looking to target young reading audiences this year. As children’s books grow in the international market, what will that mean for children’s books as a whole? Is this children’s author’s time to shine?
Taking Care Of Business
This week in publishing…
The publishing world is watching carefully to see how the Walmart Kobo ebook store will change things. Kobo, a Canadian company, is making a strategic move against Amazon in the US by partnering with the largest bricks and mortar chain. Forbes business magazine asked the CEO of Scribd what he thought of the move. His answer surprised them.
It has happened… CreateSpace is now officially closing. Moving all your titles over is now mandatory unless you publish in Chinese. For some reason Kindle Print does not support this which is a blow for translators.
I’m in the middle of writing a series… well two actually. I was interested to see Chuck Wendig recently posted an article on his blog about how hard it is to write a series. I found my self nodding along and stifling laughter. (Warning it is Chuck.)
In The Craft Section,
In The Marketing Section,
Roz Morris stepped back and looked at her desk and then her office and mused about the importance of having the right things around you to write. This is a kind of a love letter to the writers desk. Stop and take a moment to look at your writers desk. Is it inspirational?
About Maureen Crisp
Maureen Crisp has been writing her weekly publishing roundups for over seven years. She is a traditionally published children's author as well as indie-published. She lives in New Zealand and is heading the team organising the 4th National Conference of Children's Writers and Illustrators. She is currently trying her hand at writing a children’s book series if she can drag herself away from forever tweaking her Mars novel or obsessing over space.