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Book Publishing Industry

Why Books Stink

Michael Levin | Posted 07.12.2014 | Books
Michael Levin

The dirty little secret of the publishing industry is that virtually every new work of fiction and nonfiction hitting the market today is a piece of garbage.

Sinister Wisdom Receives Leadership Award From Publishing Triangle

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 06.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Julie R. Enszer

Every year The Publishing Triangle recognizes outstanding LGBT books published in the last year and gives two special awards -- a Leadership Award and...

Authors: Warning Signs That You're Being Scammed

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 05.21.2014 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

Your book is your dream and your baby. You want it done right, and you don't want to fall prey to things that can a) cost you a ton of money and b) delay your success. It's up to you to make sure that you don't become the next victim to something that's only going to cost you money and take the wind out your creative sails.

The Top Five Things I Wish I Knew Before I Published My First Book

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 04.30.2014 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

There are so many steps to getting a novel out into the world after you get your book deal or decide to self-publish (and a million other steps once it is out in the world) that it can easily take up all your time.

How Old Is Too Old for a Main Character?

Holly Robinson | Posted 03.29.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

I adore my agent. He's one of the wisest and nicest men I've ever met in my life and I trust him completely. Still, I was nonplussed. Why shouldn't my book start with the point of view of a woman in her fifties?

Booking Bad: Dying Author Has Difficult Conversation With Literary Agent

Linda Howard Urbach | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy
Linda Howard Urbach

It had been two and a half years since I received his last report. I didn't want to bug him, but my time is very short. I desperately needed a sale.

Should We Worry About the Big 6?

Frederic Colier | Posted 08.24.2013 | Books
Frederic Colier

Should we worry about the survival of the six main publishing houses? This question has been occupying lots of minds, given the massive change in technology and arrival of new players.

9 Ways Big Pub Is Like Big Pharma

J.E. Fishman | Posted 06.22.2013 | Books
J.E. Fishman

Let's consider Big Pub in the context of Big Pharma -- an industry that in recent years has faced similar challenges to Big Pub and addressed them with similar business practices.

Advice to New Writers: Go Where the Readers Are (and Why You Cannot Trust the Best Seller List)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 10.10.2012 | Books
Deepak Chopra

As long as the old best-seller system keeps declining, making it much, much harder for new writers to break in, alternatives will have to emerge. The only advice that I can give is self-promotion and going where the readers are.

Who Needs Publishers & Bookstores? Writers, Readers & Everyone Else

William Petrocelli | Posted 10.18.2012 | Books
William Petrocelli

An idea has taken root in certain quarters that publishers aren't necessary any more. And for that matter, who needs bookstores? It's a seductive idea, but it gnores the fundamental realities of the book business.

The Publishing Industry Redefines a "Pig" and Then Slaps Lipstick On It

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 10.17.2011 | Books
Leonce Gaiter

Great sighs of joy mingled with the steam from fat free mochaccinos as the Books section of the New York Times declared "Publishing Gives Hints of Rev...

Aggressively Managing Pricing and Distribution in the New Publishing Landscape

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 10.09.2011 | Books
Leonce Gaiter

These days, books are too expensive, and pricing is one of the publishing industry's most perversely quirky aspects. I learned the hard way how difficult this can be.

Will Recent Grads Be Able To Break Into Publishing Industry?

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 09.20.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Book publishing may be an industry that never stops predicting its own demise or mourning better days, but it remains golden enough f...

Apple's Secret Weapon Against Amazon

eBookNewser | Nate Hoffelder on June 20, 2011 12:40 PM | Posted 08.20.2011 | Books

A few weeks ago Apple announced iCloud, its new music hosting service. ...

Should Book Reviewers Be Paid to Review?

Carol Hoenig | Posted 08.11.2011 | Books
Carol Hoenig

Books, stacks of books waiting to be read, are piled high in my office. Most of these books were sent to me by publicists or the attributed authors, a...

What Is A Book? Book Publishers Can't Answer The Question

paidContent:UK | Robert Andrews | Posted 07.13.2011 | Books

The book publishing sector has woken up to the revolution that is now beginning to quickly redefine it - and is falling over itself to stake out unfam...

"New Yorker" Editor Blames Book Publishing Industry For Birthers?

nytimes.com | Posted 06.28.2011 | Books

The facts about Barack Obama’s birth never wavered. But the more the fraudulent theories were debated and dispelled in major news media outlets, the...

Canadian Government Asks: What Do Citizens Think About Publishing Industry?

CBC News | CBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The federal government is asking Canadians to share their thoughts on the domestic publishing industry and whether changes need to be made to Canada's...