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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...

Why Do Magazines and Book Publishers Rip Off Ideas? (Because They Can.)

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.31.2016 | Media
Peter Mandel

There's nothing new under the sun. This old saw is one of the first things you learn on the job if you're a writer, artist, or other drudge who tries...

Publisher Accuses Amazon Of Delaying Delivery Of Its Books

The New York Times | Posted 05.09.2014 | Home

Amazon has begun discouraging customers from buying books by Malcolm Gladwell, Stephen Colbert, J. D. Salinger and other popular writers, a flexing of...

The 'Other' E-Book Pricing Problem

Art Brodsky | Posted 09.16.2013 | Home
Art Brodsky

While the e-book world takes a minute to digest the court ruling finding Apple conspired with book publishers to jack up the price of e-books to consumers, it's worth noting that there is another e-book pricing battle going on.

Brain Burps About Books: Lee & Low Reaches High: How a Small, Independent Publisher is Succeeding in Diverse Multicultural Books

Katie Davis | Posted 06.04.2013 | Home
Katie Davis

Subscribe for: iPod, iPhone & iTunes / Zune / Android In this episode you'll hear an interview with Jason Low, publisher at Lee & Low Books a revie...

From the Digital Frontier: A Shifting $12 Billion Publishing Market

Tanyella Evans | Posted 03.27.2013 | Home
Tanyella Evans

To compete with free, publishers need to make their content more attractive and essentially, discoverable. Entering the ebook market late will result in lost revenue to piracy.

Amazon vs. Traditional Publishing

Kiana Davenport | Posted 11.06.2012 | Home
Kiana Davenport

My Chinese uncle had a favorite proverb: "Great misfortune disguises great good fortune." With the imminent publication of my new novel, The Spy Lover, I reflect on that proverb, and the events that occurred before the book was finally published.

The Future Of Books In 7 Easy Steps

John B. Thompson | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home
John B. Thompson

For 500 years, the methods and practices of book publishing remained largely unchanged, but today the industry finds itself faced with the greatest challenges since Gutenberg.

Why Are (Most) Publishers Still In New York?

Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

When publishing outsiders are suggesting cures for what ails the business, one very common suggestion is that publisher ditch their New York real esta...

Why You Want a Big Book Publisher to Reject Your Book

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Shore

You should know that nobody in book publishing gives one quick puckered kiss how you feel about your book. Agents and publishers want authors with a platform -- period.

Apocalypse in Print

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nigel Hamilton

The printed book is dead -- at least, the book as we have known it since Gutenberg. It's going digital not only among the young, but even the ancient.

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...

Who Needs Publishers? We All Do!

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Philip Goldberg

I'm glad that self-publishing has evolved from stigma to respectability. But I'm also concerned about the future of books and the larger issue of assuring the flow of reliable information.

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.

Will eBooks Create An Elite Reading Class?

Karin Slaughter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karin Slaughter

Every story opens up a new world. My only worry is that I'm not sure how much longer a lot of people are going to be able to afford the price of admission.

The Beginning of the End... of Paper Books

Andrew Zack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Zack

If you aren't actually in publishing, don't own an eBook reader, and haven't tried to buy a book published by Macmillan from Amazon this week, you likely weren't aware that war had broken out.

Last Chance to Opt Out of Google Book Settlement

Pamela Samuelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pamela Samuelson

January 28 is the last day on which owners of copyrights in books published in the U.S., UK, Canada, and Australia can opt out or object to the proposed settlement of the Google Book Search (GBS) class action lawsuit initiated in 2005 by the Authors Guild.

Publishing's Winner's Curse

Nathan Bransford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nathan Bransford

If publishers can no longer accurately guess at an audience even for formerly safe categories like adult trade nonfiction, will they continue to gamble so much money on big advances for a small number of books whose success is increasingly difficult to predict?

Publishers Hold Back eBook Editions Of New Books

Wall Street Journal | JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Simon & Schuster is delaying by four months the electronic-book editions of about 35 leading titles coming out early next year, taking a dramatic stan...

Shame! Shame! China Shame!

Kenneth Kales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kenneth Kales

Why are we as a nation giving a free pass to Mr. Obama on his avoidance to confront human rights atrocities in China? I am baffled sometimes when I see in the media those stories gushing about how great China is.