Our annual conference in 2017 was held on September 22 and 23 at the BYU Salt Lake Center. The theme was "The Power of the Word." The Spirit was strong
Book marketing guru Shari Stauch estimates that it takes consumers an average of seven encounters with a book before they will purchase it. My research shows that a slight tweak
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I often relate to Steven Pinker’s description of an aspiring writer’s initial understanding of learning to write as “negotiating an obstacle course in boot camp, with
A savvy business friend who interviews job candidates once told me he looks for three things in future employees: accuracy, timeliness, and added value. Like the legs of a three-legged
Authors, editors, designers, and publishers met at the BYU Conference Center for the LDS Publishing Professionals Association’s (LDSPPA) second annual conference on September 23 and 24, 2016.
The conference theme was
Guest post: Editor Jonathon Owen of ArrantPedantry.com on Carol Fisher Saller's The Subversive Copy Editor. Read the original post here.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the University of
The term editing covers a wide variety of responsibilities. Some editors provide general services, covering many aspects of the field, while other editors specialize in specific types of editing. When
1. The number of books being published every year has exploded.
According to the latest Bowker Report (September 7, 2016), more than 700,000 books
were self-published in the U.S. in 2015, which
"In this new marketplace in which all book sales depend on the author’s efforts and general retail book sales are flat, doesn't it just make more sense to self-publish?"