It is best to tackle the future with some indication of what is most likely to be on trend. While no one can truly predict the future here is some of the industry’s best interpretation of what 2020 will bring!
Audiobooks will continue to gain popularity, and more indie authors will seek to have their work converted to this format.
Running ads will be a requirement
Getting your books in front of readers for free will be more difficult. Now is the time to get internet savvy and use paid advertising!
The ebook market will grow even more in 2020.
As more young readers enter the market ebooks will increase.
Email lists will increase in value.
Your emailing list is a valuable marketing tool. Remember readers who are giving you their email are opting in, they want you to email them!
These are just a few publishing trends that we might see in 2020, but there are definitely more! A big takeaway is the push toward alternatives to paperbacks, with the focus on audiobooks and ebooks, as well as upping the ante on marketing!
The time of hearts and the color pink are upon us. Embrace this Valentine’s Day and make a handwritten card for your loved ones this year. There’s still more than enough time to get crafty!
This activity isn’t just for toddlers or elementary students (even though it is a great way to keep them occupied), you can tastefully make a card at any age. I hope these pictures will give you some inspiration:
Do you want to see your story on the big screen? Look into TaleFlick. They help authors get their original stories made into movies and tv series.
In such a creative hungry industry producers are constantly looking for the next thing, and your story can help them get there! Imagine your story coming to life where more people can have access to it. Absolutely incredible
They break their process down from start to finish, giving you all the information you need. So, you’re probably thinking ‘what’s the catch’. Well you do have to pay a fee in order for their team to view your story. They have three different prices ranging from $88-$400. If it is something you are interested in start small and see how it goes!
There is no right way to read. While some have to focus on one book at a time, others can be reading two or three books at a time, and even throw in an audiobook or two..
But believe it or not, there are actually benefits to reading multiple books at once. Here are a few:
Helps you get through your TBR pile faster.
Do you have a long list of books that you want to finish by the end of the year? Well pick up two at the same time and boom! You will be finished before you know it.
You can balance your pleasure reading with your required reading.
If you are still in school or you have to read a lot for your job, reading a second book will still give you that pleasure in reading. You can pick your own must reads while also reading your have to’s.
Balance emotional reads with lighthearted books.
Have you been afraid to pick up a tear jerker because you know how it will affect your emotions? Try balancing it out with a fun quirky read so that way it won’t put a damper on your mood.
It allows you to enjoy books in many mediums.
Reading multiple books at once is not only fun, but it’s easy with all the different forms! Listen to an audiobook on your commute, take an ebook with you in the car or to an activity, and enjoy a physical book at home. The possibilities are endless!
It allows you to take advantage of all the benefits of reading.
Life can have you down sometimes with work, bills to pay, and simply the everyday go to’s of life. Having a book that you can pick up to make you laugh when you’re sad, or take you to another world when you feel like having an adventure is a great way to get away for a little while. Read it all!