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Disillusioned by Publishers? Join the Club!

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.04.2017 | Home
Lev Raphael

The Internet is filled with outrage over the $250,000 advance from Simon and Schuster to alt-right writer Milo Yiannopolous for a book titled Dangerou...

PHOTOS: Print Ain't Dead In NYC

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 12.31.2013 | New York

In a digitally-crazed city that never stops moving, one New York photographer reveals that everyone from pop stars to the homeless still gets lost in ...

A Talk With Steve Berry

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.10.2013 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

Steve Berry is the highly acclaimed, bestselling author of historical thrillers, including the Cotton Malone adventure series.

Is the Reading Public Excessively Cheap?

Nina Badzin | Posted 01.20.2013 | Home
Nina Badzin

We don't expect most other forms of entertainment to come without a price. Most of us pay for cable or satellite TV. We pay for the Internet connections in our homes. Compared to other ways we entertain ourselves, books are not that expensive.

LIVE: BookExpo America 2012

Posted 06.05.2012 | Home

BookExpo America 2012 (aka BEA) is the largest publishing event in North America. Primarily an industry event, it allows publishers, authors, bloggers...

The Ten Awful Truths -- and the Ten Wonderful Truths -- About Book Publishing

BJ Gallagher | Posted 06.05.2012 | Home
BJ Gallagher

So, which list is true? "The Ten Awful Truths About Book Publishing" or "The Ten Wonderful Truths About Book Publishing"? They both are.

Anthony Bourdain Announces His First Projects As Book Publisher

Posted 02.22.2012 | Home

Back in September, when it was announced that Anthony Bourdain, star of No Reservations and all-around culinary luminary, was getting his own line of ...

WBEZ Asks: What's Killing Feminist Bookstores?

WBEZ | WBEZ | Posted 09.12.2011 | Chicago

A few weeks ago a reporter friend of mine who grew up in Portland, OR shared an article on Facebook that appeared in the June 22nd edition of the Wila...

Small Publisher Spotlight

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Anis Shivani

It is in the nature of small presses to appear, fill a certain need--often political or cultural in nature--and then vanish.

Penguin UK In 'Conversation' With Agent Andrew Wylie Over Odyssey Titles

The Bookseller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Penguin has confirmed that it is negotiating with agent Andrew Wylie over books that have been included in the agent's digital offshoot Odyssey Editio...

Why So Anxious, My Dear?

Jane Isay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jane Isay

Now that I'm on the verge of publishing my second book, I don't seem to be doing so well. We live in an altered climate for publishing, I tell myself. It's harder than ever to sell a book.

How the Book Industry Can Save $3 Billion Dollars and 12 Million Trees

Jennifer Havenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jennifer Havenner

On average, 40% of all books are returned to the publisher and then recycled or destroyed. That means over 1.5 billion books produced each year never reach the hands of a book buyer.

Why (Some) Authors Fail

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Penny C. Sansevieri

Success is not about hard work alone. It's also about making smart, savvy choices and not being blinded by your own ambition, creativity, or ego such that it undermines your work.

eBooks Have Resurrected the Printed Book

Jennifer Havenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jennifer Havenner

What does a printed book have that eBooks don't? Permanence. The role of the printed book is still critical, if not for the publishing industry, but for the human race.

Seeking Novels with Strong Single Characters, Matrimania Not Included

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bella DePaulo

I'm always looking for fiction that is not matrimaniacal.

Allegra Huston Aims Her Creative Storm at NASA's Mission Control

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Georgianne Nienaber

It is appropriate that journalist and memoirist Allegra Huston conducts regular writing workshops called "The Imaginative Storm." If the name Huston s...

The Truth About Author Platforms

Jonathan Fields | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jonathan Fields

A few years back, proving your platform meant whipping out your big black book of press clipping. You know, the ones that proved you could get into the media at will. Not any more.

Evolve or Die: Why Reinvent Independent Bookstores?

Praveen Madan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Praveen Madan

We believe that independent bookstores can have a great future and we are betting our careers on it.

The Death of Print Doesn't Have to Mean the Death of Publishing

Steve Haber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Steve Haber

In a world of social networks, video games and mobile handsets that do everything imaginable, Americans have maintained their interest in reading.

Publishers Jumping At Obama Campaign Manager Book

Politico | Mike Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

More than 18 publishers have expressed interest in a book that former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe is writing in an unusual dual appeal to pol...