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earl-merkel's picture
Jan.02.2013
For all fellow scribes who ever suffered an (occasional) negative review, Publishers' Weekly offers consolation in this collection of classic-book authors who underwent Critical Chain-Whipping. Enjoy, fellow masochists! http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/tip-sheet/article...
jm-cornwell's picture
May.19.2012
Everything changes and yet everything stays the same. Seems like an oxymoron. In publishing, that is exactly what it is -- an oxymoron. The more things change, the more publishers seek to maintain the status quo, scaring authors into believing there are nothing more than an unimportant cog in the...
jm-cornwell's picture
May.10.2012
While you've been toiling away on your next novel, your agent has been busy, but not in the usual sense. Your agent has been colluding with the Big 6 publishers in their struggle with the Dept. of Justice (DOJ) over ebook pricing. Your agent has been working to shore up the Big 6 publishers' case...
margaret-duarte's picture
Jan.16.2012
Joe Konrath made $100,00 in three weeks selling his self-published books on Kindle. He explains this phenomenal achievement in an article called "Reality Check," where one sentence stands out like the warning beacon on a highway patrol car. "In the long run, except in the case of...
jm-cornwell's picture
Sep.19.2011
Monday morning and work beckons. I'm reluctant to answer the call and want nothing more than to pull up the covers and go back to sleep for at least another four hours, the four hours I didn't get last night. I'd rather finish the thriller I started on Friday and had difficulty getting through...
jm-cornwell's picture
Aug.10.2011
A year or so ago, Amazon knuckled under to the big publishers and agreed not to discount their ebooks any more. It was a tough decision and Amazon hung out as long as possible, but in the eleventh hour there was nothing to do but bow the head and take it like a big corporation should. It was tough...
jm-cornwell's picture
Apr.18.2011
After spending the morning reading articles on digital piracy and showing that you can drive sales to your book, it seems more and more that that publishing is doing less and less and expecting more of authors. In the case of digital piracy, publishers expect authors to give up royalties, and in...
jm-cornwell's picture
Apr.16.2011
Well, it's done. The proof arrived and was perfect this time, thanks to help from CreateSpace and the program I bought to embed italics in the text. Another small purchase for me and a big step toward publication. For whatever it is worth, Among Women is now a live book and ready for sale. I bought...
jm-cornwell's picture
Apr.10.2011
An agent asked a question on her blog about why authors really wanted to go with traditional publishing in this day and age of easy access to self-publishing. Almost all of the answers were the same. Many writers wanted the resources (copy editing, marketing, promotion, covers, etc.) of traditional...
jm-cornwell's picture
Apr.08.2011
Like most authors, we love it when people read -- especially when they read our books. This time, it's about kids and a project called First Book and Joe Konrath started the ball rolling with his pledge to donate $500 to the charity if his book reached the top 100 on Amazon. His book, Origin, has...