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When a Publisher Cuts Ties with Amazon and Sales Soar

For writers, and especially publishers, it can sometimes seem like all roads lead through Amazon (much to the dismay of independent booksellers everywhere). But Educational Development Corporation, a publisher of children’s books and resources based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is seeing phenomenal growth and record-breaking net sales since making the risky decision to cut the Amazon […]

Sip, Savor, Enjoy: McFarland & Company

The northwestern corner of North Carolina, near the Tennessee and Virginia borders, is home to one of the leading nonfiction publishers in the United States: McFarland and Company, Inc., Publishers. Producing 400 new titles each year (with a backlist of more than 6,000), McFarland is especially revered for its serious works in such popular fields […]

Boom, boom

I have links to two articles I want y’all to read; each of them is, in its own way, such a bombshell about the craft and business of writing in today’s book world that I hardly know what to say. (What, you ask?  No clever comment, witty set-up, deplorable pun with which to frame these […]