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The Gamble And The Payoff: Don Winslow On Pushing Boundaries

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jason Pinter

If I thought that a reader might experience a scene better as a film than as a novel, then I wrote it in screenplay form; if I thought that a scene would read better as poetry than as narrative prose, then I wrote it as poetry.

iPad vs. Magazines

Shane Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Shane Snow


New Book Sells More eBooks Than Hardcovers

The Wall Street Journal | Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Weeks after said that it is now selling more electronic books than hardcovers, a leading book publisher said one of its prominent new title...

Author Does It Backwards: Fans, Then Book Deal

FutureBook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

I've recently signed a good six-figure deal for my Stonewylde Series with Gollancz (Orion Publishing Group) for the worldwide rights to my series. Th...

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...

FIRST TIME ANYWHERE: Jodi Picoult, Jennifer Weiner Speak Out Together

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jason Pinter

Controversy broke out online over whether Franzen's star treatment was indicative of the literary establishment's alleged shoddy treatment of what is commonly referred to as 'women's fiction.'

The State of the Crime Novel

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jason Pinter

I've asked six of the most renowned crime fiction critics in the country to weigh in with their thoughts on the state of the crime novel. I hope you find their responses as interesting as I did.

On Second Thought: The Evolution of My Inner Charlton Heston

Benjamin LeRoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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.

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.

Four Reasons a Publisher Will Want Your Memoir

Jennifer Havenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jennifer Havenner

You don't have to trash your memoir material in order to make it into a book, but before you send out that query to publishers, just consider whether your life would be better as fiction.

Marketing Expert Claims There's Still A Role For Print In 2011 (POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

We've been hearing from everyone and everyone's cousin that print is dead. Exhibit A (New York Times): ", one of the nation's largest book...

Wall Street Journal

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

The author of about a dozen books including "Purple Cow" said he now has so many direct customer relationships, largely via his blog, that he no longe...

Seth Godin, Bestselling Author, Will No Longer Publish Traditional Books | Seth Godin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The thing is--now I know who my readers are. Adding layers or faux scarcity doesn't help me or you. As the medium changes, publishers are on the defen...

Maxwell Perkins Never Used MySpace, but I Ain't Ever Used a Telegraph Machine

Benjamin LeRoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Benjamin LeRoy

Though you may have seen some worrisome headlines over the last few years, I want to let you know that publishing isn't dead. Or dying.

Why Should We Celebrate Jonathan Franzen? Because Books Still Matter

Jason Pinter | Posted 06.16.2011 | Home
Jason Pinter

On the cover of one of the most widely read magazines in the country, a writer is looking directly back at us, and we are being told that His. Craft. Matters.

Publishing's Rule-Breakers and Risk-Takers

BJ Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
BJ Gallagher

Publishing history is replete with examples of visionaries, risk-takers and rule-breakers who listened to their own intuitive hearts -- and became successful in spite of what "the experts" warned.

Study: Twitter Chatter Sells Books, Sometimes

Fauzia Burke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Fauzia Burke

By now, we know that social media participation is a crucial aspect of any publicity strategy. Reviews, guest blogs, interviews all lend credibility to the topic and authors.

How to Monetize "Free"

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Penny C. Sansevieri

Free stuff can help you sell more of the paid merchandise, but you have to be careful. Here are some tips to help you maximize the use of free.

Write It and They Will Come

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arielle Ford

I didn't write my book with any intention of it becoming an international bestseller, landing on the NY Times Bestseller list. I wrote my way through a crisis because as a writer, that's how I process life.

eBook Killed the Hardcover Star

Jennifer Havenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jennifer Havenner

Before we grab our torches and pitchforks and lock the iPad and Kindle in the highest room of the tallest tower for destroying the santicty of books, we should take a collective deep breath.

When Titans Collide

Matt Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Matt Stewart

Two publishing industry titans smashed into each other last week, and it couldn't have come sooner.

Writing Habits of the Not-Yet-Rich, and Not-Yet-Famous

Melanie Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Melanie Benjamin

If you're one of those authors who spend a great deal of time socializing, networking or organizing, then don't be surprised that you haven't yet finished that novel you've been working on for these past five years.

Digital Shockwave: How Millions of Dollars and the Survival of the Publishing Industry are at Stake

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jason Pinter

Yesterday afternoon I participated in a Blog Talk Radio interview with authors J.A. Konrath and Boyd Morrison on ebooks, traditional vs. self-publishing and the future of the digital landscape.

PHOTOS: Food Magazines & Periodicals Rundown

The Huffington Post | Joe Daly and Colin Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Despite the hand-wringing over the folding of Gourmet in 2009, many food magazines are doing quite well, and many more publications are out there than...

The Circus Is in Town!

Christopher Herz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Christopher Herz

The Fiction Circus is back in town, and what a show it is. This quartet is a group of barnstorming warriors on the front lines of the battle to not only preserve the world of fiction, but also to fully explore what's possible in the digital age.