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Price-Fixing Is Bad for Both Readers and Authors

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 06.30.2012 | Books
Hoyt Hilsman

The truth is that this dispute is not about saving literature or the sanctity of the literary world, it is about the publishers' business model.

Is This Writer the Next Amanda Hocking?

Nina Lassam | Posted 03.25.2012 | Books
Nina Lassam

Rather than post one of her already completed works, Geragotelis opted to write a brand new story that appealed to what her target audience was currently reading: paranormal dramas with young woman protagonists.

Return To Return To Forever: Chatting With Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke, Plus John Common and Author Dr. Tony Youn

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.09.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Chick Corea's new album, Forever, is a two-disc set, with the first disc being acoustic, and the second disc with a full band and guests. For the first disc, I asked him if it was a return to Return To Forever.

Easy Reader: BookExpo America 2011 Offers Plenty

David Finkle | Posted 07.25.2011 | Books
David Finkle

Book lovers, here's a full disclosure about reporter/bookist me and BookExpo America 2011 at New York City's Jacob Javits Center: I go for the giveaways.

Novelist Walks Into a Bar or Facebook or Wherever

Julianna Baggott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Julianna Baggott

I know I'm supposed to feel guilty for wanting people to buy my books. But, after a decade of hand-wringing and apologies, I can't quite muster the guilt anymore. I'm not a drug dealer.

Girls Gone Graphic: Poseurs Parses LA Nightlife

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Sigman

Poseurs, Deborah Vankin's funny, touching graphic novel about the adventures of young adults immersed in L.A. party culture, reminds me of how I learned to decode the notorious "Hollywood No."

UPDATED: Best Books 2010

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The lists are up, the decisions are out: publications across the globe have selected their favorite books of 2010. From Jonathan Franzen's "Freedom" t...

Self-Publishing Offers No Hassle and Big Potential Profits. Is It For You?

Bernard Starr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bernard Starr

Historically, the big question for authors has been will my book get published? But now, the question is will I land my book with a prestigious publisher? I'm guilty of that myself.

On Second Thought: The Evolution of My Inner Charlton Heston

Benjamin LeRoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Benjamin LeRoy

A few years ago I made some overly-dramatic proclamations about never accepting e-books, explaining that "they'll need to pry my paperback from my cold, dead hands." Well, I've changed. Kinda.

Publishers Weekly Pick Of The Week: 'Madison And Jefferson'

Publishers Weekly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

This thick but satisfyingly rich dual biography promotes Madison from junior partner to full-fledged colleague of the "more magnetic" Jefferson....

Publishers Weekly Pick Of The Week: 'Lost Rights: The Misadventures Of A Stolen American Relic'

Publishers Weekly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

This remarkable American story by Howard, executive editor of Bicycling magazine, follows the long, shadowy trail of a single document, North Carolina...

Publishers Weekly Pick Of The Week: 'Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology'

Publishers Weekly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Drawing from and expanding on spiritual themes and environmental concerns addressed in his 1995 book The Spell of the Sensuous, ecologist and philosop...

The Best Publishers On Twitter And Facebook (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Yesterday, we ran a feature on publishers' websites, looking at what purpose they serve and who they're trying to reach. Today, we thought we'd look...

Publishers Weekly Pick Of The Week: 'Bitter In The Mouth'

Publishers Weekly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Truong's (Book of Salt) mesmerizing prose beautifully captures Linda's taste-saturated world, and her portrait of a broken family's secretive pockets ...

Publishers Weekly Pick Of The Week: 'Vestments'

Publishers Weekly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In this potent debut about a wayward yet devout young priest who struggles to reconcile his faith with longings of the flesh, Reimringer has crafted a...

Bestsellers Americans Used To Love

The Washington Post | Valerie Strauss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

While looking for different lists on the web, I came across those compiled by Publishers Weekly of bestselling hard-back books for every year of the 2...

Publishers Weekly Makes Former Publisher George Slowik New Owner

DailyFinance | SARAH WEINMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

After months of speculation about Publishers Weekly's future, and with its parent company, Reed Business Information (RUK), set on shutting down under...

Bestselling Books Of 2009: Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly | Michael Coffey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Looking at the compilation of bestseller numbers from 2009 confirms what publishers said throughout 2009 and even into 2010--that bestsellers don't se...

Publishers Weekly Pick Of The Week: 'Barely A Lady'

Publishers Weekly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Romantic suspense author Dreyer (Nothing Personal) makes a highly successful venture into the past with this sizzling, dramatic Regency romance....

Publishers Weekly Pick Of the Week: 'Kings Of The Earth'

Publishers Weekly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Inspired by the Ward brothers (of the 1992 documentary My Brother's Keeper), Clinch explores family dynamics in this quiet storm of a novel that will ...

Publishers Weekly Announces New Publisher And Editorial Directors

Galley Cat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The publication tweeted the news: "New order at PW: Jim Milliot and Michael Coffey named co-editorial directors, Cevin Bryerman new publisher."...

Book Review Bites The Dust: The End Of Kirkus

Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Kirkus Reviews announced yesterday that, after 76 years of publication, it would be shutting down. The subscription-based periodical, offering short r...

Want To Sell Books? Start Gathering Fans

Richard Nash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Richard Nash

That pain in our foot? It's not outsiders stomping on it, it's us, shooting ourselves.

In Defense of the Weenie Roast

Amelia Gray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Amelia Gray

Assumptions that the Publishers Weekly Top 10 Books of 2009 emerged from the hazy cigar smoke of an old boys' club are likely misguided.

Rejecting the Publishing Ghetto

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Leonce Gaiter

Today, there is a publishing ghetto. Mainstream white-owned houses have black imprints. Here, they publish books by, for and about black people.