Publishing Industry

Information about news and trends in the publishing industry

What Type of Publisher Do You Need?

The publisher at SYP Publishing and FAPA Past President, Terri Gerrell, discusses the different options available to authors today for getting their book published. So what type of publisher do you need?

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Here are some suggestions for book festivals from Kay Whitehouse, children’s book author and FAPA board member. Use these to make your book festival experience a success, whether it’s your first festival or your fiftieth.

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Sometimes they’ll even say ‘yes’

A recent article in Tallahassee Magazine featured four Florida publishers currently accepting book submissions including FAPA Past President, Terri Gerrell of Southern Yellow Pine Publishing.

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Facing Criticism

Everyone faces criticism. Understanding that it is bound to arrive at some point will help you be prepared for it. I will explore two scenarios authors may face – both equally daunting.

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Ad Design, Good, Better, Best

Graphics designer and FAPA Board Member Ginger Marks shares her best tips and tricks when you are designing an ad for your book or other promotions.

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Call to Authors for ReadOut, a Lesbian Book Event

Gulfport Public Library’s LGBTQ Resource Center announces the first annual ReadOut event, a weekend of lesbian literature, will take place the weekend of February 17, 2018. Fifteen authors will have the opportunity to introduce themselves to the community and read from their work.

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BookExpo Publishing Shift

In 2017. BookExpo changed its name and limited indie inclusion. It suffered in size and attendance. This demonstrated the dramatic shift happening in publishing.

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In Publishing? In Florida?

The Florida Authors and Publishers Association is an organization for authors, publishers, independent publishers, illustrators, editors, printers, and other professionals involved in the publishing industry.