News by Dean Fetzer February 25, 2013
According to Forbes, you can buy your way onto bestseller lists for as little as $70,000 by hiring marketing consultancy ResultSource.
News by Christopher Shultz February 22, 2013
Amazon is currently the go-to place for eBooks. Three east coast bookshops and a lawyer hope to level out the playing field.
Children's Author Terry Deary Says Libraries are Bleeding Writers and Publishers, Calls For Their EndNews by Christopher Shultz February 15, 2013
The 'Horrible Histories' author thinks libraries have "had their day," and they should be laid to rest. Some questionable rhetoric follows.
News by Dean Fetzer February 12, 2013
Harper Collins CEO Victoria Barnsley seems to think that in this time of shrinking revenues for brick and mortar shops that the idea of charging to let you browse is "not that insane".
News by Dean Fetzer February 8, 2013
Rather surprisingly, considering the online giant’s current business model revolves around DRM, Amazon seems to be entering the used content arena. A sea change? We’ll see.
Column by Bree Ogden February 4, 2013
Navigating the rough terrain of today’s publishing industry shouldn’t be a solo event. This week in Ask the Agent, I’ll explore and dissect two of the industry’s mysteries, straight from the shoulder.
Column by Brandon Tietz January 31, 2013
In this third installment of the "Good Sex, Great Prayers" series, Brandon Tietz discusses the process of designing the novel and the common pitfalls beginning authors fall into.
News by Dean Fetzer January 28, 2013
In a move confirming recent rumors, Mitchell Klipper, Barnes & Noble’s CEO, told the Wall Street Journal the company will be closing at least 20 stores a year for the next decade.
News by Christopher Shultz January 28, 2013
The now defunct retail chain's logo has a chance to help other struggling booksellers.
News by Dean Fetzer January 22, 2013
With Bloomsbury (publisher of the Harry Potter books) reporting improved margins and higher eBook sales, it poses the question: why aren’t authors seeing more money as a result?
News by Dean Fetzer
Neilsen’s BookScan now sends its sales data to Amazon’s Author Central so authors can check how many books they’ve sold - but the figures don’t always add up.
News by Dean Fetzer January 8, 2013
The mainstream bookseller has been closing superstores across the U.S., a move analysts think means they’re in trouble.
Column by Cath Murphy January 7, 2013
Fifty Shades author E L James is PW's publishing person of the year. Hilary Mantel wins the Booker for the second time. They made their choices between commercial and literary fiction. What about you?
Column by Rob Blair Young December 27, 2012
Ready your pitchforks! This unironic defense of 'Twilight' examines the strengths and weaknesses of the series while encouraging writers to learn from the story's success.
News by Dean Fetzer December 26, 2012
The Smashwords founder has made some predictions for the coming year, including the warning that author services will make more money than actual books.
News by Dean Fetzer December 21, 2012
A new translation of the Bible has become one of the hottest-selling books in Norway, contending with the likes of E. L. James and James Nesbø.
News by Dean Fetzer December 6, 2012
We all know our eReaders collect information on what we read, buy and look at - but did you know the companies behind all of them share your information with third parties without your permission?
Column by Phil Jourdan December 5, 2012
How self-sufficient should a writer be in the publishing world, and how can writers develop that independence? Before getting a publisher drunk and asking him to spill his secrets, read this.
News by Dean Fetzer December 3, 2012
In a move into the 21st Century, Random House is starting three new digital-only imprints in an attempt to get new books out in formats people want to buy.
News by Dean Fetzer
Riding on the “success” of Amazon Publishing in the US, the company plans to open a Luxembourg-based arm aimed at authors in Western Europe.
Column by Erik Wecks November 29, 2012
A successful marketing campaign used to mean a prized place in the front window of a bookstore. Now authors have to find new ways to get their books in front of prospective readers on the internet.
News by Christopher Shultz November 28, 2012
Archway Publishing claims to make self-publishing a breeze, but is it really any different from a vanity press?
News by Dean Fetzer
The UK’s House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has forced the online retail giant to disclose its finances due to recent evidence that the company has paid very little in actual tax.
Column by Bree Ogden November 26, 2012
Navigating the rough terrain of today’s publishing industry shouldn’t be a solo event. This week in Ask the Agent, I’ll explore & dissect a few of the industry’s mysteries, straight from the shoulder.
News by Dean Fetzer November 21, 2012
The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that News Corps International is interested in buying Simon & Schuster, following their abortive attempt to buy Penguin last month.