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Author News Weekly

Nick Thacker

Author News Weekly is the only news show you need to become a better writer, market your books successfully, and stay in-the-know about the latest and greatest news in the self-publishing world. Every Monday we bring you a panel-like discussion of what’s what in the self-publishing and indie author community, featuring interviews with best-selling authors, book marketing and sales experts, and more. Hosted by RA McGee, Philippa Werner, Jim Heskett, and Nick Thacker.

Jim Doesn’t Like Tiki Masala | Just Don’t Write About Doctors!Even More Reasons to Hate Social Media | True Sci-Fi CrimeTraditional Publishers Run Out of Excuses || Don’t Kill Someone Then Write About It10 Myths of Writing || Best Practices for Best EditingHow to Be A Dictator | Giving Away 1,000,000 BooksShould We Hate Brandon Sanderson? | Big and Useless WordsScammers, Cheats, and Chandler Bolts | Fighting The Inner CriticThe Smashening | The Art of SuspenseThe Book Was Better | The Adaptation Game
Whsmith, the UK's largest bookstore chain, has been accused of paying publishers to feature books on their bestseller charts. https://inews.co.uk/news/whsmith-bestselling-book-chart-rankings-publishers-paid-feature-1415545 — The Nelson Agency has released their end of year stats for their agency. The results are… interesting (and pessimistic for all you new authors looking for a traditional deal). https://nelsonagency.com/2022/01/2021-nla-end-of-year-stats/ — In a study of the top 100 films from 2000-2017, it was found that films based on books earned 53% more at the worldwide box office. This is largely due to the fact that books are often more in-depth and have a more complex plot than films. The article also discusses how film adaptations of books can be a double-edged sword, as they can be both a blessing and a curse. https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamrowe1/2018/07/11/why-book-based-films-earn-53-more-at-the-worldwide-box-office/?sh=4a9ac3f8306f — Publishers are looking for new ways to adapt their books into other formats. The adaptation game is a way for publishers to find new and innovative ways to adapt their books into other formats. https://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/adaptation-game-1301027 — George Saunders, author of Lincoln in the Bardo, offers advice on how to get started writing a book. He suggests that writers should start by writing about what they know, and to use their own voice. He also recommends that writers read as much as possible and to keep writing. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2022/jan/08/always-wanted-to-write-booker-winner-george-saunders-on-how-to-get-started
Mar 14 2022
27 mins
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