Thursday, May 17, 2007

Surprise best sellers

This is really about adult books, not children's books -- but I still found it fascinating.

Greatest Mystery: Making a Best Seller

And anyone whose book has earned out its advance should find it encouraging!


Meghan McCarthy said...

Publishing is like the lottery. I wonder if I'm going to give up my gambling habit at some point. My new interest is medical illustration. I think that would be mighty exciting!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this - great article!
The casino line is priceless.

I love info that goes into the nuts and bolts behind the scenes of advances and royalties and print runs & so on, so I really appreciate it.

Regular folks think books are a sane way to make a living, once you have the "magic key": a book contract. Little do they know....