New on my Links List:
The Publishing Trends Blog...
I've just added a blog to my "Alice Recommends..." list: The Publishing Trends Blog.
Here's their description:
Publishing Trends has been the definitive news source for the book publishing industry since 1994. The blog is a forum for our writers, subscribers, and the publishing industry at large to share news and commentary throughout the month. For more in-depth articles, charts, and the full PT experience, visit www.publishingtrends.com.Be sure to click over to the full articles they link to in today's post for some interesting reporting on how publishers are effectively using Twitter. I think writers and illustrators who tweet can apply some of the recommendations in the article to their own strategy--for example not thinking of Twitter as a promotional vehicle so much as a place to personally connect with your audience:
“The publishers that use Twitter best are the ones who let the person running the account put a personal spin on their posts, not just announcing every press clipping or YouTube clip that comes down the pike.”They also offered several posts on the recent TOC conference that might interest you including one on called 5 Things We Learned About Teens at TOC.
Since Publishing Trends Blog is not updated frequently, I subscribed to their FeedBurner and get an email whenever they have a new post. With the many changes afoot in the publishing world these days, visiting this blog is one way you can stay on top of what's being talked about.