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Reader Reports Anti-Kindle Copy Of Nook Ebook

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 06.07.2012 | Technology

The Nook-Kindle ereader rivalry just took an odd turn. Blogger Philip Howard noticed an error in Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace while reading the mons...

Summer's Sizzling Southern Fiction

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 08.05.2012 | Books
Kim Michele Richardson

There is something succulent about the halcyon days of the season that has me craving good Southern fiction. Here are some stellar Southern reads that have plenty of buzz and bite.

The Secrets to Getting More Book Reviews (Even if Your Book Is Already Out)

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 07.25.2012 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

We hear it all the time: "the window for reviews is shrinking." And yet we still see reviews appearing everywhere. So how can you capture a share of this market?

Fiction in Flux

Warren Adler | Posted 07.23.2012 | Books
Warren Adler

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.

The Art of the Hand-Sell, Part I

Peter Brown Hoffmeister | Posted 07.18.2012 | Books
Peter Brown Hoffmeister

As long as bookstores exist, people will keep buying books because the person next to them puts it in their hands. Literally.

Dad's Books

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.16.2012 | Books
Nigel Hamilton

They'd stood there, in those distinctive dust covers, gathering dust, for so many years. By rights they should have comprised a complete set of first editions, each one inscribed and signed by Ian Fleming to my father. And now they are all gone!

I Could Write a Book About My Book Ordeal!

Dave Astor | Posted 07.10.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Celebrity entertainers and politicians have no problem getting their memoirs published. So a book partly about celebrity entertainers and politicians should have had no problem getting published, right?

Are We Ever Too Old to Be Called "Promising?"

Holly Robinson | Posted 07.09.2012 | Books
Holly Robinson

It's not like writers are ballerinas who can't do splits without injuring ourselves after a certain age, or even football players too fat to run. Is it?

Ashland Creek Press and the Vital Role Small Presses Play in Today's Publishing World

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 07.09.2012 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

In an atmosphere of increasingly dire predictions for the future of the printed book, Ashland Creek Press, a small publishing house based in Oregon, o...

'Fifty Shades of Grey' Author E.L. James Starts U.S. Book Tour With a Bang

Rachel Kramer Bussel | Posted 06.30.2012 | Books
Rachel Kramer Bussel

Hot on the heels of the explosive Katie Roiphe Newsweek cover story examining women's sexual fantasies, New York Times bestselling author of the Fifty...

The Mystery of a Book Bus Tour

M.J. Rose | Posted 06.30.2012 | Books
M.J. Rose

The Atria Mystery Bus tour took off April 12th. I think that what made the strongest impression on me was much we all love books. The authors on the tour. The amazing booksellers who hosted us. And the readers who came out to see us.

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.

Sales Appeal

M.J. Rose | Posted 06.27.2012 | Books
M.J. Rose

Bridges of Madison County, The Da Vinci Code, The Help and Sarah's Key have very little in common with each other. But they all had that certain indefinable something that appealed to readers.

Authors and Agents and Tennessee Williams Fest [Oh My!]

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 06.25.2012 | Books
Karen Dalton-Beninato

'Sometimes pain is just pain,' she said," which is something one of my characters says in Glow. My writing experience had come full circle. I am most grateful to the people of Rabun County who midwifed Glow into being.

The Pulitzer Judges Were Dead Wrong

Warren Adler | Posted 06.20.2012 | Books
Warren Adler

Not one book was worthy? Does it follow that, in the opinion of the judges, the reading public last year was short-changed on the quality of what was on offer?

Harlequin Picks Up "Sh*t Girls Say" Book, But Can Old Industries Keep Up With Internet Time?

Lori Culwell | Posted 06.18.2012 | Books
Lori Culwell

Most Internet memes have the shelf life of a banana, and trying to capture these memes in traditional forms like publishing or television is often an exercise in "too little, too late, no one cares anymore."

EBooks: Windbagging the Price Issue

Dan Agin | Posted 06.15.2012 | Books
Dan Agin

Here are some truths about the current brouhaha concerning the Department of Justice and the Big Six publishers and Apple controversy.

(Video) MIT's Jason Pontin: Tablets Must be Based on Open Standards to Succeed

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

The "feckless infatuation" of magazine publishers in creating closed-garden Apps to replicate their publications has proven to be a disappointment, sa...

Why The DoJ Lawsuit Is Good For EBooks

Will Entrekin | Posted 06.12.2012 | Books
Will Entrekin

The DoJ lawsuit might make things more difficult for those who have based their business models on paper books, but it could well be a boon to smaller publishers, authors, and--most importantly of all--readers.

Let's Hear it for the Self-Published Author

Warren Adler | Posted 06.06.2012 | Books
Warren Adler

"Self-publishing" is now a reasonably respectable process that allows anyone who writes a book to be digitally "shelved" alongside authors published by traditional routes.

David Bellos on Being Translated

Nataly Kelly | Posted 05.28.2012 | Books
Nataly Kelly

What's it like to have your own work translated if you're an author who is also a translator? This was a question recently faced by David Bellos, the author of Is That a Fish in Your Ear?

Catching The White Horse Pandemic

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 05.26.2012 | Books
Kim Michele Richardson

Alex Adams' debut, White Horse, is the first in a brilliant trilogy which will no doubt be ranked among the great fantasy novels.

Why You (Yes You!) Should Indie Publish

Hillary Rettig | Posted 05.26.2012 | Books
Hillary Rettig

For many authors, the decision to indie publish is a no-brainer. Sure, it's work, but it's interesting work, and you have a shot at fair compensation for your efforts.

Connecting The Dots: Lessons in Rebellion From the Math Network

Travis Korte | Posted 08.06.2012 | Science
Travis Korte

One system being developed is the Selected-Papers Network ("SP net"), a sort of Pinterest for peer-review in which researchers with common interests across the sciences can subscribe to one another to share 'must-read' articles and reviews.

Begging for Blurbs

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.14.2012 | Books
Lev Raphael

Begging for blurbs is one of the more misery-producing aspects of being published. It can leave us desperate and depressed. It's humiliating to have to grovel for blurbs, rather than have your publisher secure them for you.