Publishing date: August 1, 2023
Published by: Adelaide Books
Language: English
Pages: 222
ISBN: 978-1-958419-65-6
Dimensions: 6 X 0.4 X 9 inches

Price: $19.60

In the past eight years, we have published 59 issues of the Adelaide Literary Magazine, 18 Anthologies, and 395 fiction and creative nonfiction books by more than 280 authors.

Finally, after much praise for our work (and some nasty slander online), comes the book that will forever change your understanding of writing and book publishing.

IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD: Musings of the Incurable Bookaholic

Written in the form of a memoir, it is a great reference book that will help both aspiring and experienced authors reach their goals. At the same time, this is a heartwarming, nostalgic, and entertaining must-read.

Here you will find about:

BOOKS – History of books; Printed books; eBooks; Audiobooks; Book collecting; Metaphysical nature of books.

WRITING – Why we write; Nonfiction writing; Fiction writing; Writing poetry; Writing as a profession; A gift of storytelling

EDITING – Write the way you speak; Stream of consciousness writing; Six types of editing; Over-editing and rewriting; Editing Practice and Malpractice; Ignoring language puritans.

PUBLISHING – Beginnings and development of book publishing industry; Book publishing industry in the USA and Europe; Traditional publishers; Publishing agents; Small and Hybrid Publishing; Self-publishing

PRINTING – Book design and formatting; Book sizes, paper types and weights; Offset printing – print run; Digital printing – print on demand; Paperback; Hardcover.

BOOK MARKETING – Spreading the word: Author’s network and niche market; Author’s Website; Book reviews; Book Fairs and Copyright sale; Book Awards; Book Bloggers; Author’s Interviews; Book clubs;  Social channels, online advertising, and Influencers (Why online marketing doesn’t work); Writers’ Associations and Trade Magazines

DISTRIBUTION AND SALE – Book distributors; Ingram Spark; Nielsen;; Online sales; Book consignments; Direct sale

BOOKSTORES – Rules of retail sale; Temple of Books – The rise and fall of bookselling; Bookstore events and author’s appearances

LIBRARIES AND SCHOOLS – Selling your book to Libraries and schools; Library and School events.

And much more!

Now available only from ADELAIDE MAGAZINE online.