The biggest question I hear from people, of course, is "Are the books any good?" The implication, of course, is that something made fast can't be made well.
If you love books so much you get involved with them beyond being a reader, then you have to be interested in the annual BookExpo America. As a reviewer/author, my idea of a good time is to wander the aisles looking for whatever catches my eye.
(**Or, "How My E-book Rose to Number Two at Amazon Kindle, and Found Its Way Into the Hands of 33,703 People in Three Days") I've spent the last 15 m...
I recently set up my own e-publishing imprint after 20 years working in print. Before launching, I did a lot of research into the market. Here are my top tips for ebook success.
For fiction writers in search of a publishing outlet, these are the best of times. For fiction writers in search of readers, this is the worst of times. For fiction writers in search of monetary rewards it is, for most, a disaster.
Digitally literate Hispanic college graduates are key to meeting our future workforce needs. To get there, digital technology must also be integrated into the education mainstream. We now have a five-year goal that may help make this happen.
The exact nature of Shakespeare's illness, and subsequent death, remains unknown, and is still the subject of much speculation. Here are the hypotheses currently debated by scholars.
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.
If the Justice Department prevails over Apple on behalf of Amazon, it will mark the end of books as we now love them, and it will mark the beginning of monopoly for Amazon, Walmart, and every other megastore that undercuts its competitors by lowball pricing.
Trailers for movies make sense -- a visual medium for a visual product. If you aim to read a book, why do you need anything more than the synopsis of the book before you know whether you want to read it?
I love books. But I also love what digital technologies can do for publishers, writers, and readers.
Back in the early days of ebooks, it was common to hear experts prognosticate that ebook customers would prefer shorter books. After all, the theor...
First J.K. Rowling made the jump from traditional publishing to self-publishing. Now, look out, other big-name authors are seeing the light and dipping their toes into great big ocean and seeing how the water feels.
Sometimes the DOJ goes after companies that have done nothing wrong, but more often it lets big-time antitrust violators get away with murder. In a recent case -- one that has roiled the publishing industry -- the DOJ has managed to do both.
William Shakespeare's character Othello is generally regarded as a black African. But is this true? Could he have been an Arab or a Spanish Moor?
I'm back to where I was in 2009, with a highly praised novel and no one willing to publish it. Before electronic self-publishing became a viable alternative, that would have been the book's death sentence.
by Daniel Alarcón
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Published on September 24th, 2013