First, my happy news: The Last Will of Moira Leahy was involved in a four-way book auction in Germany, and sold to the highest bidder! Foreign sales can be important because the advance that foreign publishers pay to your US publisher goes against your US advance (unless you retained foreign rights, which we didn’t). Put another way, it’s that much less you have to sell here in the US to “earn out” your advance. And in any case, cool.
I’m still researching website designers, and I found this NYT’s article on websites and book trailers to be very interesting. What do you think? Does a well-made website or well-produced book trailer influence you into buying a book (or at least intrigue you into learning more)?
I’m also still enjoying Facebook and recently leaped into the Twitter pond. If you Tweet, too, you can find me HERE. Not sure if I’ll stick with it, though.
Other interesting blabbles around the web and blogosphere:
* Allison Winn Scotch blogs about how to use book reviews as critique in your next works.