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Eight-Tracks, Rotary Phones…and Printed Books?

The big five publishing houses are being pretty tight-lipped on the subject, so maybe agents do have a reason to be concerned: according to Publisher’s Weekly, authors can no longer assume that signing a standard publishing contract will guarantee a print format edition of their book. In the past, a print version was considered standard, […]

Steven Pressfield Follows the Money

Many of us became writers hoping to avoid math, and none of us need to feel sorry for E.L. James. Having said that, novelist Steven Pressfield makes a persuasive argument (with the math to back it up) about how much money E. L. James lost when she sold her Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy to […]

Dzanc Book Launches rEprint Series

Courtesy of Publishing Perspectives:  Indy publisher Dzanc Books has launched “rEprint,” a new series of books dedicated to “rescuing lost works of literary excellence from the threat of oblivion.” Dzanc co-founder Steven Gillis said, ““Why limit ourselves to just putting out a handful of print books each year? I wondered. So we had the idea—why not […]

$0.99 e-Books and the Allure of “Free!”

The cyber-waves have been buzzin’ this week with book-industry professionals examining the rise of the steeply discounted e-book and what exactly that means for publishing in general. Check out these articles to key into the conversation… and then share your thoughts! What’s the Problem with Free? by Kristen Lamb Ebooks Encourage Authors To Stare At […]

E-dangers for Writers

21st-century technology is presenting writers with unprecedented opportunities, but new dangers always come along with new possibilities. On Friday, the Writer Beware blog discussed the importance of context when reporting sales figures for e-books and self-published “e-authors” like Seth Godin and Joe Konrath. The next day, AOL’s DailyFinance.com ran a story called “E-Piracy: The High […]