Wade impressed us so much with his hosting abilities we volunteered him to host the show again tonight, and possibly forever. 😉
Now for the stories we have on the list for today’s show.
Amazon’s List of the bestselling books of 2013 http://www.thepassivevoice.com/12/2013/amazon-announces-best-selling-books-of-2013/
The books were calculated using both print and kindle sales. Dan Brown’s Inferno was the best selling adult book in 2013, Khaled Hosseini’s And the Mountains Echoed came in second. Allegiant, book 3 in the Divergent series by Veronica Roth, is the best-selling Kids & Teens book, followed by The House of Hades by Rick Riordan. H.M. Ward’s Damaged, was the best selling self-published title.
Author Steena Holmes offers her sales data as a Hybrid author. Read about it here.
Considering all the talk about income and the hybrid author, this blog post is an interesting look into what one hybrid author is making
Author Collectives: The authors of Triskele Books offer advice on how to set up your own Author Collective.
Entitle a new eBook subscription service with a twist, readers will actually own the titles they choose.
The Indie Reader’s best self-published books of 2013 list. Here is the list. I only recognized ONE book on this list. Bad Trish!
The great battle of Genre vs Author Platform This was a very interesting experiment an author did to find out how much marketing and platform an author needed if they were writing in a hot niche market. The answer? Not much apparently.
And now for your entertainment we bring you two new hot industry stories! The first is a blog post on the Huffington post from Kensington Publishing’s CEO, Steven Zacharius about the Myths and Reality of Self-Publishing. Which honestly isn’t anything we haven’t heard before.
What we haven’t seen before is romance author Laura Kaye’s response. To which Steven Zacharius responded, which spurred a bunch of responses from unsatisfied Kensington authors. Very interesting read!
Books and Beer discuss a recent survey put out by Writers Digest.
You can find the actual survey they discuss here.