Editorial literary taste


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Project for my graduate class, General Interest Books, in regards to my taste from snippet comings and goings from Publishers Weekly.

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Editorial literary taste

  1. 1. My list:
  2. 2. Zombie Love <ul><li>I choose David P. Murphy’s third book in his Zombies for Zombies series with film rights for an October 2011 book release. </li></ul><ul><li>Repackage/reissue the other two </li></ul><ul><li>books in the series to coincide with the release. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Zombie Love Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,101,527 in Books, but it just came out in October 2010
  4. 4. Zombie Love Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,925 in Books #10 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Essays #12 in Books > Entertainment > Humor > Love, Sex & Marriage #17 in Books > Entertainment > Humor > Parodies Released in October 2009
  5. 5. Zombie Love <ul><li>MY TASTE </li></ul><ul><li>Zombies are HOT on my Netflix. </li></ul><ul><li>Halloween is my favorite holiday. </li></ul><ul><li>Zombies spark images of brain-eating freaks who want you for dinner . . . I love it! </li></ul><ul><li>Fresh zombie content SELLs and is ENTERTAINING. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Zombie Love <ul><li>Humor/parody books are popular with readers. </li></ul><ul><li>I love the “for Dummies” series , and so do other readers with more than 200 million copies in print according to Wiley’s website. </li></ul><ul><li>After I finish Lost , I’ll be watching AMC’s The Walking Dead , whose premiere attracted 5.3 million viewers , according to Entertainment Weekly, and whose graphic novels are #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list for graphic novels. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Zombie Love According to The Paramus Post , more than 1 million copies have been sold, with an initial print run of 18,000. Published in 2003
  8. 8. Zombie Love According to Publishers Weekly , World War Z has sold 600,000 copies in all formats. Published in 2006
  9. 9. Zombie Love <ul><li>The movie will draw attention to the series and make a large impact on book sales. </li></ul><ul><li>Audiences (myself included) LOVE zombie films i.e. George A. Romero ( Dawn of the Dead , Day of the Dead ) and will flock. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Zombie Love Gross worldwide revenue $30,000,000 Source: IMDB Released in 1968
  11. 11. Zombie Love Gross revenue $82,719,885 Source: Box Office Mojo Released in 2003
  12. 12. FINANCIAL FIASCO 22-year-old Zach Bissonnette, senior at UMass Amherst
  13. 13. FINANCIAL FIASCO <ul><li>Everyone’s life circumstances are different. </li></ul><ul><li>I had grants in college. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t write a book about something I would benefit from researching from on the Internet, which has a variety of sources . . . so why wouldn’t potential buyers do the same? </li></ul><ul><li>The self-help genre </li></ul><ul><li>is over-published and has to compete with the Internet. </li></ul>
  14. 14. FINANCIAL FIASCO <ul><li>My nonfiction needs to have experts who have voices of authority leading the content for credibility purposes. </li></ul>
  15. 15. FINANCIAL FIASCO <ul><li>Financial consultant </li></ul><ul><li>Financial aid advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Attorney </li></ul><ul><li>Certified professional </li></ul><ul><li>Successful entrepreneur </li></ul><ul><li>Public figure </li></ul>
  16. 16. FINANCIAL FIASCO If I am really stuck . . .
  17. 17. SUMMARY <ul><li>I want authors that will give me a solid backlist with original ideas and material with a new angle, so I have a lot of successful reissues for my company and my reputation. </li></ul><ul><li>If I’m going to Google to find the information, I don’t want to publish that book on my list because it won’t sell. </li></ul>
  18. 18. QUESTIONS?