Moneyball and the Publishing Industry

The above scene from the Brad Pitt film¬†Moneyball is poignant for many reasons, but when I saw it again recently I instantly began thinking about the publishing industry. In the clip, Billy Beene (Brad Pitt) is interviewed by the Boston Red Sox owner who offers him $12.5 million to be their general manager. ¬†The speechContinue reading “Moneyball and the Publishing Industry”

Brick and Mortar Book Stores: Dreams Gone By

Today I read an article about the future of the brick and mortar book store and even though the self-publishing boon may be calming down to some degree, the dreams that I had of seeing a row of my books on the shelves of Barnes & Noble or another store like that may be longContinue reading “Brick and Mortar Book Stores: Dreams Gone By”

NaNoWriMo Followup Thought: Book Blurb

  You have spent an entire month writing a novel, and now that you have finished it and are working on the editing phase, it is probably a good time to write a book blurb. A book blurb is that paragraph of text on the back cover of books that tell the prospective reader whatContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Followup Thought: Book Blurb”