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3 Ways Indie Authors Can Use Social Media to Attract Readers

Lisa Parkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Lisa Parkin

Good news: according to Goodreads, the largest online book recommendation website, roughly 6 million books are discovered on the site per month. Now the bad news: The burden of discovery remains completely on self-published authors.

Phil Collins Remembers the Alamo in Beautiful New Book

Holly Cara Price | Posted 07.10.2012 | Books
Holly Cara Price

Odds are, the word that pops into your mind when I mention Phil Collins is probably something like "Sussudio." It's highly unlikely that the first word you'd think of would be "Alamo," but that's about to change.

The Future Of Books In 7 Easy Steps

John B. Thompson | Posted 07.09.2012 | Books
John B. Thompson

For 500 years, the methods and practices of book publishing remained largely unchanged, but today the industry finds itself faced with the greatest challenges since Gutenberg.

Things To Do In Denver When Your Book Publisher Flakes

Posted 01.09.2012 | Denver

Aspen Mountain Press (AMP), a small publishing company in Aurora, Colorado, suspended operations recently after authors began reporting they had never...

Porn Publisher's Downfall Arouses Authors' Passions

Posted 01.04.2012 | Denver

Aspen Mountain Press, a small publishing company in Aurora, Colorado, suspended operations recently after authors began reporting they had never been ...

Exclusive Interview with Paul Ruffin of Texas Review Press: A Texas Indie Press Playing for National Attention

Anis Shivani | Posted 11.07.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Yale, Harvard, Oxford, Princeton--these are the names that instinctively come to mind when university presses are mentioned. But hold on--there's something brewing in Huntsville, Texas, too.

What University Presses Do And Why You Should Care

Anis Shivani | Posted 10.28.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Peter Dougherty has been at the helm of Princeton University Press -- one of the country's most outstanding publishers -- since 2005.

Smart Self-Publishing: How to Get Published Without Getting Scammed

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

Author royalties vary greatly from publisher to publisher but don't be swayed by higher royalties because the calculation might be a bit tricky. Let me explain.

Best Of The Year

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Following our first round of the best book covers of 2010, we have another 25 outstanding covers from 2010.

Will New York Center For Independent Publishing Survive?

publishersweekly.com | 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...

Public Radio's 'Marketplace' Gets Book Section

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The show "Marketplace," which is heard on public radio stations nationwide, is collecting all its books coverage in a new section of its website, dubb...

'Life,' 'Broke,' And 'In 50 Years We'll All Be Chicks'

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Towers of Midnight" by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson (Tor Books)...

Earnings Up At Simon And Schuster, Despite Decline In Sales

publishersweekly.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Despite a 5.5% decline in sales, adjusted operating income at Simon & Schuster rose 10.9% in the third quarter, to $29.5 million. Revenue in the perio...

News Corp Buries HarperCollins' Earnings

DailyFinance | SARAH WEINMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A number of major book publishers reported earnings this week and, by and large, the news was good, if not spectacular. But HarperCollins, which was s...

Despite Gloomy Outlook Major Publisher Reports Sales Up 5 Percent

publishersweekly.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In an update on its nine month results, Pearson said that sales for Penguin rose 5%. A tough retail environment, Pearson said, has been offset by "str...

Publisher At Frankfurt Book Fair

guardian.co.uk | Benedicte Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Patrick Janson Smith, publisher at the HarperCollins imprint Blue Door, said there was plenty of hype around this year's fair, and claimed that publis...

eBooks Impact Authors

wsj.com | By JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

t has always been tough for literary fiction writers to get their work published by the top publishing houses. But the digital revolution that is disr...

Borders' Struggle

publishersweekly.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

After closing hundreds of stores over the last year, Borders Group announced Tuesday morning that it is jumping on one of retailing's hottest trends--...

The Week's Hottest Reads Publishers Weekly Bestsellers

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Safe Haven" by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing)...

WSJ Book Review

publishersweekly.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Robert Messenger, the new editor for Books, talked with PW about what he plans on reviewing, the importance of keeping long-form book coverage intact,...

Jay-Z Book Cover Revealed

billboard.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Featuring an image of Andy Warhol's "Rorschach" on the cover, the fully-illustrated book decodes 36 songs from Jay-Z's extensive catalog, offering an ...

Literary Prize: Honored Books Certainly Sell, But How Well?

The Bookseller.com | Philip Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

However, rejected longlistee Christos Tsiolkas' The Slap (Tuskar Rock) continues to outsell all the shortlistees, as it has done since the longlist wa...

iBook App Exceeds Facebook and Twitter Apps On iPad

thebookseller.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The iBooks application on the Apple iPad is one of the most popular apps on the device, exceeding popular social networking apps for Facebook or Twitt...

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...

Bookstore Sales Drop In July

Publishers Weekly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The downward trend of bookstore sales continued in July with sales declining 2.3%, to $1.08 billion, according to preliminary estimates from the U.S. ...