A writing club and storytelling salon for all women where women can come together to share wine, snacks and their writing. Abby Adesanya, a brand marketer for Conde Nast, is the founder and leader of Novella, a literary salon based in New York. It all started when Abby stumbled upon old composition books from her childhood, full of the worlds and characters she had created on the line of her notebook.
Their first meeting was in a corner of Housing Works, a bookstore located in Lower Manhattan, where they were nestled in along with over forty women to hear a writer recite her personal essay. Since then, Novella has established its own location where members are held up to three tenets: You must write, you must be willing to share, and you must be curious.
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The salon sessions usually include a guest speaker and snacks, wine and socializing. The salons include small sharing circles and within those circles, the participants share their work and stories with one another. It offers them a place where they are uninterrupted as they discuss with and merely share their own experiences, personal essays and stories.
Novella is an amazing place for women and men to recite their work in a comfortable and secure place while discussing how they will build upon their work.
So, good news: people are reading more! The bad news? Authors are earning less… Doesn’t make much sense right? Well, there are probably different reasons for why this is happening so you aspiring writers this might be helpful.
Forbes reported that HarperCollins sales have gone up 83 million from the last quarter and the UK publishing industry book sales have gone up by 5%. As of June 2018 author earnings have dipped down to 42% in the course of ten years. The rise of digital and ebook sales have been helping self-publishing authors; through Amazon over a thousand of authors were able to earn 100,000 dollars and 2,000 authors earned 50,000 dollars. Keeping in mind that Amazon keeps about 80% of the profits made from e-books.
The book publishing industry is not an easy route to follow mainly for all too many bumps on the road. Though it may seem that the publishing industry is thriving, Amazon has more power in the industry than we thought. Books are easily accessible through devices such as iPad, Kindles, and smartphones, so Amazon has gained some serious power in the self-publishing world, the conventional publishing companies. But one thing for sure is that people are still reading because it is becoming more accessible through technology.
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Like the music industry, piracy is a major problem, and the PDF file sharing website OceanofPDF has recently been shut down. So it can be said with confidence things are looking up for the book publishing world as companies continue to search for news ways to market new creative works.