Tuesday, November 08, 2005

THE NAMES HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO PROTECT THE MID- TO LOW-SELLING

This WSJ story has been all over the blogosphere this morning:

The Name Blame: Authors Take Aliases To Cover Up Flops

With Stores Tracking Sales, One Bad Book Is Poison

These days, publishing veterans talk about "the death spiral" of authors' careers. A first novel generates terrific reviews and good sales, but with each succeeding book, sales get weaker and the chains cut their orders until they don't stock any at all.


See the story at the Wall Street Journal here ...

With additional comment from Sarah Weinman at Galley Cat and Lee Goldberg at A Writer's Life ...

(I guess this means I should start sharpening up a list of potential pen names.)
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Die Laughing: Funny Crime and Mystery Fiction

SHE'S THE SHERIFF!

A woman with a complicated past returns home to become the small town's new sheriff. Best Mann For The Job is by the writer/artist team of Chris and Erica Well. Read it from the beginning at StudioWell.com. Watch the trailer on YouTube.