…I'm looking for books with solid back-list potential, or, in other words, ones that have inertia and continue to sell steadily long after their initial promotional push. I'm also keeping an eye out for growth areas in ebooks and other platforms.Croce also says writers must research the different genres and know what readers expect when they pick up a book. And here’s another area I know you and I have talked about here:
On the promotional side, start blogging and social networking. More than ever authors, new and established, are depending on the Internet to reach out to readers through blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Red Room, Ning, etc.What does he think editors are looking for? He has a wide ranging list, from paranormal, to character-driven fiction with a commercial angle, to a crossover of YA and adult.
To read his full list, as well as how to query him and what to send in a query, link over to GalleyCat’s full interview.
What about you? Are you working on putting yourself out there so when your book is published, you’re set to market it?