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lorraine-duffy-merkl's picture
Dec.29.2011
I truly believe if you want to succeed, you look to those who have and do what they've done. A couple of posts ago I linked you all to the WSJ story of the self published author who became a best-selling author by listing her ebook for .99. So here goes... SKINNY FOR SALE! Fat Chick, a novel (...
elmaz-abinader's picture
Dec.22.2011
The man never saw me before, as far and I know and I didn’t recognize him. In fact, now his face is a mystery to me. Because I didn’t look at it. My eyes were focused on the table in front of him where a copy of Michael Ondaatje’s Cat’s Table lay with a bookmark about a third of the way in. I left...
dale-estey's picture
Dec.21.2011
The book shelves might not be groaning, but books themselves keep being written ... and read. I am not sure if there actually are fewer paper books, or if there are just fewer hard copies of each book. Readers are in a period of flux it is true, where one can chose to read off the page or off the...
dale-estey's picture
Dec.19.2011
It *is* the digital age and writers have to swim in the binary sea. There is a place for both paper and platform, and if an author finds any of these new ideas inviting, go for it, say I. However, I do not think it necessary to trend into shorter writing because of the current reading span of...
rob-loughran's picture
Dec.12.2011
Amazon.com is at it again.   Trying to expand their digital dominance with KDP Select. What is it?  In a nutshell: When you make any of your titles exclusive to the Kindle Store for at least 90 days, those with US rights will automatically be included in the Kindle Owners' Lending Library...
james-hoch's picture
Dec.03.2011
Lots of folks will be getting ereaders and ebooks for Christmas.  So after the last Christmas cookie is eaten, after the tree comes down, and after the holiday lights go in the garage for another year, it’s time to cozy up to that new ereader and ebook.  And here’s a great idea—get the...
rob-loughran's picture
Dec.02.2011
I cleaned my office this week.               I found four copies of Beowulf, a dusty and almost empty bottle of Christian Brothers Brandy, and this article which was written for Runner’s World’s “Finish Line”: personal essays published on...
dale-estey's picture
Dec.01.2011
As I key, a major new library is being built a forty minute walk away from me in Halifax, Canada. It will be large and worth millions and - according to this report - well-used. Libraries have always - of course - been more than the books they contain. Today they are also an electronic centre and...
dale-estey's picture
Nov.29.2011
I do indeed have some manuscripts which I consider for self-publishing. I would rather that each and every one instead be produced by a traditional publisher. They should still do a better job than I, and allow me to do what I really want to do - write novels. To my -perhaps simple- eye,...
nina-amir's picture
Nov.29.2011
Yesterday’s post showed us how savvy writers today can utilize the Internet to help them research, write and promote their books. Today we look at how the Internet has changed how readers find those books. In the quickly-changing publishing world—and the even-more-quickly-changing world of book...