Vilain-Innovations Literary Agency (V-I) was founded by Pauline Vilain to meet the needs of creative, innovative authors who feel compelled to deal with the demands of a rapidly changing publishing environment. Authors today are concerned about the following critical changes in the outlook for sales and distribution of writing products. For this reason, Vilain-Innovations offers six important services. of bookstores and the emergence of various digital books and book readers as
The Ever-Changing Landscape for Reading and Selling Books
The decline of bookstores and the emergence of various digital books and book readers as an alternative to physical publishing have changed the landscape, but it has not put the hard and softcover books outside of the marketplace. A serious literary agency cannot ignore both the traditional and newer approaches to information distribution. Besides, using computers, cellphones, I-pods, etc., e-books can be read on special digital book readers like Amazon's Kindle, the Linux-based Hanlin e-Reader V3 and Windows CE-based Bookeen Cybook. For this reason Vilain-Innovations will help an author publish his own e-book as well as promoting it along with the hard and soft cover versions to major and independent publishers.
Readers Demand a Media Platform from Authors
There is the need for a self-generated platform for promotion and sales, even if one is involved with a major publisher. Various types of internet marketing have become a major key to success in the world of the New Media. This is a vast terrain, including podcasting, blogging, inclusion of articles in e-zines and newsletters and broadcasting to a great many social networks. Facebook fanpages and Twitter, for sure, have become a must for every author.They can also create a platform for their works via I-pods. They can do webinars, give offline lectures and seminars.
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There is an ever widening opportunity for cross-over media: for a book to become an audiobook, a documentary or a movie to be digitally propagated and sold in various forms on the web. This is why Vilain-Innovations looks at film and other types of companies - even music companies
(for music scores and songs for its films) to pitch its products. We deal with all major distribution channels for media products related to books. This we will promote books to publishers, but also to film companies, or assist am author in having his book adapted for the screen.
Public Relations and the New Media
There is also a need for public relations methodologies to reach targeted audiences, often on a truly global platform. This can be via bookshops and book signings, but also using conventional and New Media approaches to gain outside publicity. That’s where we have an advisory role.
In-House Translation Department
Even though the world has become global, in the world of books and information, the need for the translation of languages has only increased. For this reason Vilain-Innovations offers its own in-house translation department. See translation service section for a full description of our services.