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DRM is a Business Decision, Not a Moral Decision

Hugh McGuire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Hugh McGuire

When we started building our new audiobook publishing company, iambik, we made an early decision: no digital rights management (DRM). (*See below for ...

Will New York Center For Independent Publishing Survive? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Struggling to survive despite its parent organization's financial problems, the loss of its director and now its interim director, the New York Center...

Why I Lied: How the Internet Blurs Fact and Fiction

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Claudia Ricci

By Claudia Ricci OK, confession time. I lied. The letter to Random House that I posted here yesterday, it was a fake. There is no contract. There i...

Is There a Way to Save Books?

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Claudia Ricci

November 17, 2010 Alison Crandall, Ph.D. Acquisitions Editor Random House, Inc. 1745 Broadway
 New York, NY 10019 Dear ...

Sarah Palin Book Excerpts Must Be Removed From Gawker, Judge Rules

AP / The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — A federal judge on Saturday ordered Gawker Media to pull leaked pages of Sarah Palin's forthcoming book "America by Heart: Reflections on...

Why You Want a Big Book Publisher to Reject Your Book

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
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.

The Book Tour Chronicle: Stuck in Dayton on the Day That Would Never End

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Henry Sterry

Lots of people wonder what it's like to be on book tour. The glamor, the glory, the groupies. So I thought I'd document what life is like on the roa...

Celebrity Imprints

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

Publishing must find new ways to shed light on talented writers. And often the strongest light can emanate from writers whose stars already shine bright.

Personal Branding Advice for Authors

Fauzia Burke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Fauzia Burke

With over 15 years of experience in online marketing, I can say without a doubt or any reservations, that developing a personal brand online is crucia...

For the Love of Writing -- Not Publication

Melanie Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Melanie Benjamin

Why are we all in such a rush to be published? It's a question I ask myself a lot. Are we spilling out words like joyless automatons, publication, publication, publication the only thought in our heads?


Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Edgar

Music Unites is joining with ASCAP tomorrow night to present "ASCAP's Night School: Publishing 101" the first in a series of four workshop panels deve...

Foreign Language, Foreign Land: Reading My Book in a New Language

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.04.2015 | Books
Lev Raphael

I'm just back from a book tour of over two weeks in Germany where I did something I never dreamed of doing: I read from my new memoir in German.

Sleeping With The Enemy? | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

David Rosenthal, the publisher who was ousted from Simon & Schuster in June, has been named the president and publisher of a new book imprint at Pengu...

Dawn Terrick, DKT Communications: 27 Million And Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.29.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

Does The UAE Have A Superior Publishing Model? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

These awards are another example of just how much the SIBF is reaching out to western publishers, backed, as always, by Sheik Sultan Al Qasimi, whose ...

Advertising's Future Is 3 Simple Words: Paid. Owned. Earned.

Kirk Cheyfitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kirk Cheyfitz

There is angst in ad land over the complexity of media. (There's also endless angst in legacy media companies, but that story's been told and re-told ...

Literary Journals

Writer's Relief Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

If you are uncertain about submitting your poems, short stories, and essays for publication, the information below will help you improve your submissi...

The Book Tour: Is It Worth It?

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Holly Robinson

Why do a book tour, especially if you have to pay for it yourself? The reason bears repeating: we writers put our words on the page to reach someone.

What's the Difference Between e-Essays and Blog Posts?

Alex Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alex Moore

The typical Klosterman release is a bundle of 18 or so essays. When this type of content is no longer bundled, I have trouble differentiating it from really long blog posts.

Publisher Pays $2.5 Million Advance... | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The deals are popping this week, and publishing is not immune. On the basis of a 4-page proposal, Alfred Knopf's Sonny Mehta has paid $2.5 million for...

Writer Wednesday: 6 Ways To Turn Acceptances Into Rejections (PHOTOS)

Writer's Relief | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

From Writer's Relief: After years and years of watching our client list receive hundreds of acceptances per cycle, the staff of Writer's Relief fin...

Susan Lehman Appointed Publisher Of Twelve

The New York Times | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Susan Lehman, a communications executive, editor and lawyer, has been chosen to replace Jonathan Karp as publisher and editor in chief of Twelve, a ti...

Counterterrorism Memoir Blocked by Pentagon Available on EBay

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Keith Thomson

In an effort to contain classified information brought to light by the book, the Department of Defense sought to purchase the entire print run and destroy it. This plan may have backfired.

Namita Gokhale: the revolution will be written! (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Lydon

Listen to the conversation here: NEW DELHI -- Namita Gokhale -- novelist, publisher, sparkplug of the annual Jaipur Literature Festival -- says the e...

Friday Reads: Readers Tweet Their Favorite Books

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Karen Dalton-Beninato

If it's Friday, The Book Maven wants to know what you're reading. Publishing guru Bethanne Patrick (@thebookmaven) has developed Friday Reads into a T...