Some other interesting publishing news:
Book Business Magazine has a regular feature, Brian Jud’s Beyond the Bookstore. Last week he posted an article - How You Can Come Up With More Marketing Ideas. There were ten tips, including “Stop selling your books. Start selling the benefits that people receive from buying your books.” That one is so true! And not just for books - if you are marketing yourself to the media, you have to take the same approach.
Forbes posted some interesting stats and figures about Amazon, including the fact that 14 employees are required for every $10 million in revenue generated. (In comparison, bookstores require 47 employees.)
And thanks for the birthday wishes! I had the typical 48-year-old’s birthday:
Despicable Me Minion Cake
Homemade Despicable Me Minion Hat from Friend
Singing and Talking Olaf from Frozen from Husband
That's normal for someone my age, right?