Friday, March 03, 2006

Take a "Bookstore Ramble"

Are you thinking about writing for a broader audience? A lively tour of a major bookstore (usually the Barnes & Noble on M Street) will help you figure out where your book might live on those crowded shelves. You'll get a sense of where your book belongs, and who its literary neighbors will be, plus how to get a better position. You'll learn little-known industry secrets of how books are acquired, sold, and tracked. You’ll even learn the answer to that mysterious question, "What is a typical bookstore's #1 product?" (Hint: It's definitely not books. In fact, it's not even an item! Or is that giving away too much?)

1 comment:

nlbelardes said...

I had an opportunity to listen to a spirited 2-hour version of the bookstore ramble... If you're interested in publishing or getting published, then you'll want to listen in as well...