Industry News July 7th

Industry News July 7th

The following industry news was compiled by member, Joan Leacott.   Ten things You Don’t Want in Your Novel<http://thebookshelf muse.blogspot. ca/2013/06/ 10-things- you-dont- want-in-your- novel.html> How to Make Bookshops Love Your Books<http://www.stateofi ndependents. co.uk/2011/ 10/overcoming- authors-reticenc e-or-how- to-make-bookshop s-love-you- and-your- book/> How Celebrities Use Social Media<http://almakatsu. blogspot. ca/2013/07/ how-celebrities- use-social- media-more. html> Sexual tension, without [...]

Industry News June 30th

Industry News June 30th

The following industry news was compiled by member, Joan Leacott. ¬†Thanks Joan! A Ring of Plagiarists<http://www.teresamu mmert.com/ 1/post/2013/ 06/plagiarism. html> Three Reasons Why Facebook Can’t Replace a Website<http://janefriedman .com/2013/ 06/29/facebook- cant-replace- website/> Sexual Harassment at Conventions<http://www.maryrobi nettekowal. com/journal/ on-sexual- harassment- at-conventions- elise-matheson- speaks-out/> Author Concerns at Crimson Romance<http://accrispin. blogspot. ca/2013/06/ authors-concerns -at-crimson- romance.html> Hachette Book [...]

Industry News June 16

Industry News June 16

The following industry updates were collected by member Joan Leacott.   Estate Planning for Writers: The Trust<http://writersinthe storm.wordpress. com/2013/ 06/14/who- can-an-author- trust-trusts- in-the-author- estate-plan/> Father’s Day Fun <http://bookpage. com/column/ father%27s- day-fun> More on the Apple case before the DOJ<http://news. cnet.com/ 8301-13579_ 3-57589185- 37/apples- eddy-cue- yep-we-caused- e-book-pricing- to-rise/> Are eBooks Good for Your Eyes?<http://www.thepassi vevoice.com/ 06/2013/are- [...]

Industry News June 2

Industry News June 2

The following interesting facts were collected by member Joan Leacott.   Survivorship bias and electronic publishing <http://boingboing. net/2013/ 05/29/survivorsh ip-bias-and- electron. html> Colin Firth Wins Audiobook of the Year<http://www.mediabis tro.com/galleyca t/colin-firth- wins-audiobook- of-the-year- for-the-end- of-the-affair_ b71440> Writing Out a Great Scene <http://www.thepassi vevoice.com/ 05/2013/writing- out-a-great- scene/> Gesture Writing <http://opinionator. blogs.nytimes. com/2013/ 05/25/gesture- writing/> Five Ways [...]

Industry News - January 13

Industry News – January 13

THE INDUSTRY Trending. George Lossius, CEO of Publishing Technology, a software and services provider, offers five trade publishing trends to watch for in 2013. Goliath, meet David. Starting February 1, Macmillan will distribute new e-books for Entangled Publishing. In addition, Macmillan’s St. Martin’s Press will partner with Entangled to print some of Entangled’s titles. Need [...]

Industry News-January 6

Industry News-January 6

Happy New Year! The year ahead promises ch-ch-changes for this chapter as well as the publishing industry. Let’s buckle up and enjoy the ride. Digital-book consultant Mike Shatzkin looks at the year ahead in e-books and sees five trends in trade publishing, including a continued slowdown in e-book sales and further consolidations among publishers. The [...]

Industry News-December 30

Industry News-December 30

As the year draws to a close, the crystal balls appear. We start with a round-up of publishing-related predictions: Jeremy Greenfield interviewed publishing insiders to compile ten predictions for e-books and digital publishing. For Forbes, Greenfield lists his three personal predictions for book publishing. Smashworks’ founder Mark Coker offers a whopping 21 predictions for publishing [...]

Industry News-December 16

Industry News-December 16

Last week, twenty children were gunned down in their elementary school, and publishing-industry news dropped to the last thing on our minds. While it’s hard to muster interest in comparisons of digital-book and print sales, it’s important to remember why we read and write stories: to make sense of the incomprehensible, share, comfort, and entertain. [...]

Industry News-December 2

Industry News-December 2

THE INDUSTRY Few authors give thanks for Simon & Schuster’s decision to team up with Author Solutions and form Archway Publishing, a separate house geared to self publishing. In Writing on the Ether, Porter Anderson collects reactions to the S&S announcement and links to posts about it, including those by Victoria Strauss and David Gaughran. [...]

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