These days we all know authors and want to support them, but sometimes we don’t know what to do. When someone is in a band, you go to one of their shows, you buy a drink at the bar and if it is really painful, you may leave early. For authors, sometimes there are readings [...]
Yesterday I attended the BISG NEXT Conference where participants tried to delineate what a publishers program would look like in 2020. One of the highpoints was a talk by Brian O’Leary from Magellan Media. One note that resonated in me was that when a book is put into its physical version, the links to the [...]
Last week I had a nice conversation with James McQuivey of Forrester on where the book business is going. He has a smart take on how digital is affecting the industry. Here’s an interview he did with Chris Keannelly from the Copyright Clearance Center.
Great interview on the status of the publishing industry. Here’s an excerpt:
But once the agents became significant players they demanded high advances at a time when retail chains were growing and houses like Simon & Schuster and Random House were coming under the umbrella of large corporations and were able to afford the large advances. [...]
During a discussion on Digital Book World today, there was a lot of talk about the role of the book blogger as one who recommends books and why publishers have not put more effort into this role. The idea went something like this: when someone buys a book, the publisher is pretending they do not [...]
Here is a revised version of the Taking It manuscript. It’s not quite all the way there yet, but you can see that it is starting to take shape.
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