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BOOK PUBLISHING TRENDS FOR 2022

I just read an article full of predictions for the next year. The author states that the pandemic has been good for book sales over the last nearly two years. I’d say that’s my experience as well. Then the article goes on to talk about publishing trends. Nothing too surprising, I thought, but I didn’t know the Simon & Schuster sale has stalled.

I would have liked to see more on profit sharing, something I’d never heard of until this past year. Now I’m in four anthologies from four different publishers using that structure. My personal opinion is I think it’s a positive trend.

Authors need to be published and publishing costs money. On top of that, there is no guarantee a publisher will recoup the cost of producing a book. A royalty split may seem like a poor deal at first, but if the book does well the author stands to make much more over the lifetime of sales. Another benefit is the authors have more of a stake to see the book do well. Multiple authors pushing one book means everyone involved gets more exposure from cross pollinating. It also takes some of the financial burden off the publisher so they can publish more. And… back to where we started: Authors need to be published and publishing costs money.

My prediction for 2022 is that we will see many more publishers adopt the royalty share structure. Companies like Pubshare (formerly RabbitBundle) even take care of the book keeping and payments for a share. But we will find out if I’m right in 2023… and hopefully by then the pandemic will be a memory.

Read more of what’s predicted in the publishing industry for 2022 with “Book Publishing Predictions & Trends For 2022” by BookMarketingBuzzBlog.

See that article here.

LOOKING FOR GUEST POSTS

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TORTURED WILLOWS AT ONE MONTH

What a crazy month it’s been. Tortured Willows earned Amazon Bestseller Status and the reviews have come in so think I can’t even keep up with them all. I can’t give details yet, but we are getting ready to sign a contract for a third follow-up in this series to continue the conversation. Thank you to everyone for your incredible support for this little book of poetry. We never imagined the response would be so unquiet. We feel heard.

Here are just a few of the reviews gathered in one place.

As of this post, Tortured Willows has a 4.84 star rating on Goodreads from 14 reviews and 19 ratings. You can read the Goodreads reviews here.

Tortured Willows, Skydiving, and the Magic of Poetry. Geneve Flynn guest posts for Stephanie Wytovich’s blog Join Me in the Madhouse.

The Horror Tree Blog Tour
Lee Murray — Cheongsam
Geneve Flynn –When The Girls Began to Fall
Christina Sng — Midnight Wake
Angela Yuriko Smith — Four Willows

Horror Addicts: Chilling Chat – Naching Kassa in conversation with with Gene Flynn

An Interview with the Willow Sisters by Alyssa Vorobey for the Horror Writers Association

Epeolatry Book Reviews: Tortured Willows: Bent. Bowed. Unbroken

Tortured Willows: Book Review by Vanessa Fogg on It’s a Jumble

Tortured Willows: Book Review by Steve Stred on Kendall Reviews