Today is the first day of the IDPF conference, and I've found it both a puzzling and frustrating experience. I just got out of a session where three panelists ostensibly discussed how publishers can put readers first, but in reality they made this blogger wonder whether they actually saw the reader at all. Richard Nash, Hugh McGuire,... Read More »
Here's a freebie for those authors who still have an active Nook Press account. I just came away from the Bublish table in the innovation zone here at BEA 2015. It hasn't been widely announced, but Bublish was pleased to share the news that they had signed a promotional deal with Barnes & Noble. Authors... Read More »
When I reported yesterday that Baen Books was going to drop the email delivery option from its ebookstore, I downplayed the story by pointing out the context that other retailers and publishers still offered this feature. I think I may have erred. While I can't report that Amazon is now forbidding _all_ other companies from... Read More »
Subscription e-book services have been a buzzworthy topic in recent years, but are they a good deal for authors and publishers? That was the topic of a standing room only panel, moderated by Smashwords founder Mark Coker who noted the promise of subscription models as well as the “legitimate challenges” they face.
At this year's BookExpo America, the Authors Guild is rolling out its Fair Contract Initiative, a series of commentaries it will publish in the coming months that take a fresh look at the standard book publishing contract.
A few years ago, Canada's Supreme Court made it clear that "fair dealing" should be applied broadly, especially in educational settings. Fair dealing, of course, is similar to fair use -- and, in the US, in theory, educational uses are...
The Authors Guild is turning over a new leaf this week. Along with a new initiative to educate authors on publishing contracts, The Authors Guild also announced a new deal with Open Road Media yesterday to help TAG members get their out-of-print backlist titles into the market. Today, the Authors Guild and Open Road Integrated Media... Read More »
Lots of people are talking these days about using email marketing, and I know exactly why, as I explained earlier this week. Email is the best way I know of for authors to engage with their fans and truly get
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