Tag Archives: Authors

The Birthday Boar

Dear Jessica and Jacob, Grampa and I wish the happiest of birthdays to our darling grandchildren. We hope you enjoy your fun birthday presents and your yummy birthday cake. Speaking of birthday gifts and birthday cakes, have you kids heard … Continue reading

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Cudos for Guido Henkel

Hello all. You may not know about an eBook formatting genius named Guido Henkel. He has always been very generous about his knowledge and we here at Koho Pono have benefited from it. He is still formatting eBooks and as … Continue reading

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Writers Who Don’t Fit the Machine (Part 2)

At the heart of this series is this statement: We believe that with our innovation background Koho Pono (multimedia publishing) can find a way to help storytellers find/refine their voices and connect to their audiences AND produce a reasonable ROI … Continue reading

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Writers Who Don’t Fit the Machine (Part 1)

I am currently working with an author that ‘doesn’t fit’ into a big publisher’s pigeonhole. Jaki doesn’t write what is ‘cookie-cutter saleable’ in today’s marketplace. And yet her stories are to-the-bone correct. They are well written and tight. They speak … Continue reading

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Contractual Points for Artist-Author-Publisher Wins

If there is ever anything in a contract that you do not understand, ask a lawyer who specializes in that particular industry. Do not ever sign something because someone tells you that a contract is “a boilerplate” that it’s normal, everyone signs … Continue reading

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Synergies & Contradictions with “Vendors”

As publisher, we at Koho Pono wear many hats including vendor-to-authors and project manager. In both of these roles we are trying to develop a satisfying process for everyone. Our goal is for authors to be fulfilled by the publishing … Continue reading

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Industry Consolidation

Clearly there are benefits to industry consolidation. Consolidation allows for more stable and expanded distribution, controlled excess capacity, and increased prices. It allows companies to integrate their schedules and unify operations, cut costs, and stock shelves with their titles. New … Continue reading

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Author & Audience Trends (4)

PART FOUR (and last of the series): Today it is extremely difficult for new authors to enter into the book-selling system. This is because of an industry-wide, entrenched mindset that is: publishing professionals serve as “guardians of quality”. At every … Continue reading

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Author & Audience Trends (3)

PART THREE: The first part of this author & audience series said, every person has at least one good story inside them and that story demands to be beheld. It hurts us and our society when important stories remain ‘unspoken’. The second part of … Continue reading

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Author & Audience Trends (2)

PART TWO:  One of the issues artists have always faced is: once an artist/craftsperson produces a work which is deemed acceptable, then there is great pressure to ‘keep doing that, more of that, and only that!’ Business tends to favor predictability and consistency. Therefore, … Continue reading

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