Skip to main content

New York Times article

I was reading this article The Greatest Mystery: Making a Best Seller (sign up for a free account to read) in the NYT and was so, so interested in the thought process that goes into making an author an advance and what numbers are crunched to try to determine an accurate idea of book sales. I liked that the article likened the publishing business to a casino and that there were so many books people thought wouldn't be hits (like Prep) that sold quite well. I guess everything depends on the market, the timing, the economy and millions of other factors that determine how a book will sell. Obviously, an author's job doesn't stop when "the end" is written. :) But we all knew that, didn't we?

Comments

Carrie said…
JESSICA! I can only assume that is you in the PW announcement!! Am I right?
Hi Carrie, what announcement are you referring to? I haven't made any PW announcements yet, but stay tuned. :)
Kelly Parra said…
Holy cow, I just read it, Jessica!! Woo-hoo!!! Congrats!!!!
Hey Carrie, sorry for the confusion and YES that's my announcement! :)

Popular posts from this blog

Canterwood Crest quiz

Which Canterwood Crest girl are you?
Click here to find out!

The quiz is now up on the Canterwood Crest Website! I think it's fun and cute. :)

Totally random, but I'm getting SUPER excited about the Twilight movie. Crazy excited. Like maybe I should read Twilight for the third time excited. I can't wait.

This weekend, I'm going to be a hermit and stay in. I'll be writing non-stop and getting that word count meter bar moving.

NaNoWriMo 2017!

Hi guys!

Happy Halloween month aka October! :)

I'm in the middle of revisions on a super fun tween project as well as revisions on an adult story. Plus, it's almost NaNoWriMo 2017 time! Who's participating this year? Cuz this girl is!

In honor of NaNo, I wanted to share my how to guide:

THE END: TOP 10 NANOWRIMO PREP TIPS FROM A PUBLISHED WRIMO

Check it out! It's full of all of the tips I've used over the years to win NaNo.

See you guys around the forums. Feel free to add me as a WriMo buddy I'm "jessicab_87"