The next stop on our whirlwind national tour of publishing hubs are the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Disclaimer: I have never been there. But based on what research and hearsay have told me, the Twin Cities area is one of the best metropolitan centers in the region. In fact, The Economist‘s Ryan Avent recently postulated that climate and economic conditions are driving more and more people west, and that the future is likely to see Minneapolis become the new New York. Whether Avent is right or not, ... Read more
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Distribution!! Yeah!!! Wait…what’s that again? If you’re an aspiring book professional who’s anything like most of us were when we were still at the “aspiring” stage, you may have no idea what, exactly, a distributor does in a book’s Lifecycle. Good thing Jenn McMurray from Greenleaf Book Group is here to get learn us all sumthin.’ Because trust me, only when you start to learn a bit will you discover how very little you know, and how much having good distribution is like having SUPERPOWERS.