As we move into one of the busier times of year, we want to lend you some support in keeping up the momentum with your book publishing progress! So, in that spirit, here is Episode 5 of our collection of Top 5 Articles for Authors from around the web. Let us know if you find this assortment of perspectives, insights, and strategies for building your author platform to be valuable on your journey to selling more books! If you have contributions of your own to make, please email us at

Amazon’s “New” vs. “Actual New” Books

Although this article is directed at consumers, it illuminates some of the strange practices in the book biz, relevant for authors embarking on the publishing journey.

Why You Shouldn’t Buy a “New” Book on Amazon

By Nick Douglas on Lifehacker

You Need This Map

Essential Reading for any nonfiction writer–this demystifies the book publishing landscape.

The Book Publishing Landscape Is A Mess. This Is The Map.

By Tucker Max on Startup Grind, via Medium

Courage, Writers!

Applause for author Kate Cerrone! She embraced one of the most difficult parts of writing a book–promoting it. She writes, “It was uncomfortable at first. Self-promotion can be awkward and feel almost shameful at times.”

Taking Charge of Your Book’s Buzz

By Olivia Kate Cerrone for Soapbox of Publisher’s Weekly

Analog’s Resurgence

Paper? eReaders? Good news for authors everywhere–books aren’t dead yet.

Our Love Affair With Digital Is Over

By David Sax for the New York Times

Information is Power

“Humankind relies on storytelling, and technology and publishing now work together to deliver it.” – Walt Mossberg. He will be the keynote speaker at Digital Book World 2018. Registration is now open!

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