Welcome to this Friday's edition of Bookbyte. Today I’m sharing this newsletter on the blog for those of you who are curious about the hashtag and may want to participate in the future.
Here are the top three articles I wanted to share with you about book publishing this week. If you want to nominate a post or article, email me at deegospelpr at gmail dot com. Don’t forget to comment on either Facebook or Twitter using the hashag #bookbyte
Michael Hyatt, CEO of Thomas Nelson wrote a poignant post “My Defense of Books” this week. He shares the story of Dr. Ben Carson. Brilliant. Your thoughts…Is your passion for books worth fighting for?
Literary Agent Rachel Gardner shares some best practices and a book pitch template for aspiring writers attending writer’s conference. Are you pitching this year? Do you find this info helpful?
While Google Editions books might be readable on Apple’s iPad and Amazon’s Kindle e-readers (the Sony Reader devices are a shoe-in since Google’s existing book library is one of their major selling points already), the store will compete with the iBooks and Kindle stores. That competition could be good for consumers but frustrating for Apple and Amazon.