Tag Archives: Australia

Think Big–The World Is Your Market


Books are luxuries. In really tough times, in struggling economies, households spend money on necessities, which normally do not include books. Books on the dollar table in retail outlets or the $.99 list on e-sellers may be an occasional exception.

So if times are tough at home, where can an author go to sell books?

Answer: Go where the money is.

Today the money is in places many American authors may overlook as markets: Singapore, Australia, Scandinavia, Czech Republic. These are places where economies are healthy, stable.

Armstrong Economics reports:

Last year, Singapore’s GDP per capita was about $57,000. In 1965, it was about $493. On GDP per capita, it has comfortably surpassed Australia in wealth. Singapore is on the rise to rapidly become the world’s wealthiest country.

Southeast Asia is emerging as the bright spot is an otherwise darkening global future.

You, as writer, are in the business of selling your material. Keep your mind open to possibilities.

In Canberra, Australia


This photo is specifically for my blog pal Introvertedblogger who hails from Canberra, a beautifully designed capital city. At the New Year, my husband and I (we’re in the center of the four people on the right side of the photo) were in Canberra to reconnect with family and friends.

If you, dear reader,  are familiar with Canberra, guess where we are. (Answer below photo.)

We’re seated in a display piece outside of the Museum of Architectural Design (associated with the School of Architecture), Canberra.

Advanced E- Learning


My Aussie e-friend at e-Learning Provocateur has posted a collection of blog sites for advancing one’s knowledge. As writers, we are a curious lot who love to learn new things, so we can incorporate those things into stories.

For you “already professional” authors, one of the blogs cited deals with social business on a global scale. If you are planning to take your book products outside of North America, you may glean some tips to speed your process along.

Another blog mentioned focuses on futurism and related trends. Syfy writers take note. The remaining topics covered in Provocateur’s list are vast — a true treasure trove. Check it out. Feed your head.

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