What Makes a Book Successful?
This is it. You’ve finally decided that you’re going to do it; you’re going to write a book. So, you’ve got an idea, a concept, maybe even a flicker of excitement. But there’s one last thing you’ve got to ask yourself: What makes a book successful?
Podcasts are a huge trend right now and for good reason. They’re often accessible for free on streaming services, and are perfect for listening to in the car, at the gym, or anywhere you might find yourself on the go; but, it's not all true crime and niche comedy! Podcasts can also be a great medium for writers and readers – here’s how:
The first question every aspiring writer ponders over – right after asking how to use a semicolon – is how much to expect from selling their first book. The answer, though I wish I could say differently, is a tragically nebulous “it depends.”
While we’d all like a solid answer, writing isn’t like working a nine-to-five job where the salary is solidly established. Most writers enter the literary field because they have a passion, a story inside them that they’re itching to get onto the page.
But how much can passion pay? Let’s break it down.
You may have noticed the trend of young adult (YA) books on social media. Reviewers on social media, especially BookTube (the branch of YouTube dedicated to book-related content), are always recommending YA books to their followers despite not fitting into the target demographic. In fact, one study even reports that over 50% of YA readers are over the age of 18, with adults from the ages of 30-44 making up 28% of all YA sales!
So here is our list of why adults read YA, and why you should, too!
Documentaries have been a huge trend on YouTube recently, with many of these videos reaching hundreds of thousands of views. Whether they be about history, internet celebrity drama, or niche interests, viewers are more willing to watch long, in-depth content, and video essay channels such as Sarah Z and Lindsey Ellis amass millions of views. Want to learn how to make these documentaries? Here are our tips:
Landing a spot on the New York Times' best seller list is tough--but it’s not impossible.
The holidays are here, and you know that means: time to buy gifts! While shopping may not look the same this year, you can still purchase your presents on the web. And what better gift to buy online than books? There’s a perfect book for everyone, and we’ve gathered them all here in this list.