Here are a few articles and blog posts I’ve come across in the past few days. Most feature great tips on how to write your book. The last article features a new tool that could revolutionize book marketing.
Seven Great Writing Tips from Seven Great American Writers – http://inktank.fi/seven-great-tips-from-seven-great-american-writers
How to Write a Story – http://www.doilookstupid.in/home/ArticleDetails/88/How-to-Write-a-Story
How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method by Maryelser Kinmore – http://www.ehow.com/how_4681591_write-novel-using-snowflake-method.html
Writing tips for Non-Writers Who Don’t Want to Work at Writing by John Scalzi – http://www.whatever.scalzi.com/2006/02/12/writing-tips-for-non-writers-who-dont-want-to-work-at-writing
Music Data Analyst Turns Sights to Books by Leslie Kaufman – http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/26/business/media/music-data-analyst-turns-sights-to-books.html
The New York Times‘s story on the Next Big Book technology reveals the revolutionary power of this new book marketing analytics tool for publishers (http://www.nextbigbook.com):
Fritz Foy, Macmillan’s executive vice president for digital publishing and strategic technology, said that in limited testing the Next Big Book tool had already provided insights.
“The one I couldn’t believe was the absolute overlapping correlation between traffic to an author’s Wikipedia site to book sales,” Mr. Foy said. “It is such a tight correlation that at first I thought it had to be wrong.”
The company has also found correlation between spiking interest on Goodreads, the social media site owned by Amazon, and sales at Barnes & Noble stores.