These days, we hear a lot about book discovery. As more and more books hit the market, readers are deluged with choices and authors are struggling to get in front of new readers and even existing fans.
Recently Bowker announced that the number of books published each day in the US is up to 3,500.
This does not include all eBook data since many eBooks are published without ISBN numbers that Bowker can track. What this has done is create a strong need for a reader’s voice. Reaching these readers, however, is another matter entirely.
What’s an aspiring publisher or author to do? Well, it’s time to get serious about being seen in places where your reader will find you. It’s time to realize the things that are important to your reader: reviews and engagement. Authors who focus on those two things alone are head and shoulders above the rest. [Read more…]