Byron says ...
Byron says …

We had a full house Monday when Byron Belitsos explored the dance of publisher and author at the Literary Salon in a talk that addressed literary matches: Made in heaven? . . . Or hell?

Belitsos, founder of Origin Press, publisher of books on practical spirituality, entertained the group with wild tales about the authors who populate his dreams and nightmares. In addition to an interesting look at some of his list, past and present, he shared his evaluation of what makes a book succeed commercially. Here’s Byron’s test. It’s easy and enlightening. You might want to note that while it applies primarily to non-fiction, fiction writers might want to consider his points as well. We’re sharing it with his compliments.

SEVEN ATTRIBUTES OF SUCCESS: (10 points each–70 points total)

  • King content
  • Mind meld
  • Rich platform
  • Funding flow
  • Auspicious timing
  • Inspired stamina
  • Shared adventure