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So Who’s Making Money with This Thing?

“Self-publishing has revolutionized the publishing industry.” How many times have you heard that in the past five years? And it’s true that it’s easier now than ever before for authors to publish and to put their writing in front of potential readers—cheaper too. And yet. Even before the invention of the e-reader, very few writers […]

Self-Publish? Don’t Even Think About It

A cottage industry—or really not so “cottage-y” anymore—has been built around dispensing advice to would-be authors on how to self-publish their book(s). How-to-guides, blogs and website services, and weekend-long conferences are devoted to eschewing the traditional method of publishing and teaching folks to do it themselves. What you’ll rarely hear at one of those publishing […]

How Do You Publish?

How do you publish? Have you been published by a traditional publishing house, or are you a self-published author? If self-published, are you distributing your book yourself or through a distributor? Jane Friedman, the web editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review, walks authors through five different publishing models in her recent blog post here. Don’t […]

Ten Cool Apps for Writers

Your smartphone helps you keep in touch with friends, tells you what song is playing on the radio, and navigates your car around town. But can it also help you write better—or even get you published? Sandra Beckwith, a “recovering publicist with more than 25 years of award-winning publicity experience,” recently listed “10 Best Apps for […]

Looking to Publish Your Book? Try This Resource

A new website has been demanding our attention recently: www.MyPerfectPitch.com. Run by author Brian Grove (The Treasure Hunter’s Handbook, Little Brown), My Perfect Pitch “contains an unrivaled database of traditional book publishers who are currently accepting submissions from authors.” More than just a long, rambling list of publishers, each link leads directly to the particular […]

Seeking the Work-Promotion Balance

Whether we’re an indy author or we’ve been published through the traditional route, we’re expected to play some part in the promotion of our book. More than likely, we’re playing a large part. But one day, we feel our eyes glaze over from scouring Amazon.com for potential reviewers. We might find ourselves wondering, “Is this the best use of […]

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 […]

The Inevitable Sh*t Agents and Editors Say

Check out 2011 Fall Conference faculty member and literary agent Michelle Brower as she stars in this hilarious new video, “The Inevitable Sh*t Agents and Editors Say”:

Happy Trails to Kate Douglas Torrey

UNC Press Director Kate Douglas Torrey will retire this summer after twenty-three years with the publishing house–the past twenty spent as Director. Here’s the full press release from UNC Press. According to the Raleigh News & Observer, Ms. Torrey was the first female director of UNC Press. During her tenure, the institution won four Bancroft Prizes from […]