When Self-Publishing Undermines Traditional Publishing

Publishers really are that petty. It means they’re frightened. Case in point, this piece of news from The New York Times: “Kiana Davenport, the Hawaiian writer whose publisher canceled her forthcoming novel after accusing her of dallying with Amazon, has a new publisher: Amazon.” The blog post describes how the author was dropped by Riverhead […]

The Future of Publishing

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One of the publishing industry’s favorite topics is what the future of the publishing industry will be. This is only natural. Especially now that publishing has evolved more rapidly than most people would have imagined, given the rise of self-publishing as a viable alternative to traditional publishing. And traditional publishing itself is changing. Advances for […]

Getting Your Book into Bookstores

Hey, hey. Your favorite book promoter here with this week’s installment on how publishing a book is like having a baby. Wanting the Best for Your Book Every parent wants the best for their child and that list starts with a good education. If the little angel develops a decent knowledge base and learns how […]

Publishers Creeping Into Digital

They should have done it a long, long time ago, but finally some publishers are selling directly to consumers, and also taking advantage of the surging self-publishing market. Random House, for example, has launched an online cookbook store, TasteBook, which is dedicated to cookbooks and books about food. And Atria, a division of Simon & […]