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Writing and Publishing

Writing and Publishing

An interesting piece on the business of self-publishing. I was struck in particular by this section pointing to the weakness of content producers in the self-publishing plane. That said,...

In The Observer today, Victoria Glendinning laments the lack of appetite among publishers for serious biography nowadays. In particular, she points out that publishers no longer pay the kind of advances...

Colin Robinson, co-founder of the New York independent publisher OR Books, has published a call in The Guardian that fits right into the dog days of summer. Entitled "Writers should take...

In the vein of the Authors Guild warnings I posted about yesterday, The Bookseller reports on agents in the UK warning about “rights grabs” tied to potentially-confusing language relating to...

David Gaughran has a great blog post looking at the Amazon/Hachette affair in a less “poor little Hachette” light. It’s good to see this piece join this other blog piece and...

ublishing Perspectives has an article discussing the importance of ebook covers. And in today’s online world, a book’s packaging -– binding, paper stock, etc. –- is thrown out the window. Online,...

Now that the Macmillan books are back on Amazon, a number of sites are coming out with analyses of what Amazon gained or lost over the week-long incident. I’m going...

All the news that is fit to print about indie bookstores can generally be summarized this way: they are closing faster than a shark feeding frenzy. Perhaps a bit of hyperbole,...

Microsoft's $300 million investment in B&N's digital businessis about more than ebooks. Much more. Or at least I hope so. Success in this venture will not be measured by sales of...

From Digital Book World comes this: A mini-wave of middling news has hit the e-book world in the past several weeks in contrast to the usual positive narrative about explosive growth and...

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Courtesy of the Kboards, a worrying item about struggling e-book sites and their ability to monetize engagement with Amazon - or not - has...

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