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Despite an explosion of e-publishing, Writers’ Union survey finds incomes have dropped

Despite an explosion of e-publishing, Writers’ Union survey finds incomes have dropped | book publishing | Scoop.it
Writers’ Union survey finds it’s increasingly difficult to make a living as an author in this country
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Author James Patterson To Launch Children's Book Imprint - Forbes

Author James Patterson To Launch Children's Book Imprint - Forbes | book publishing | Scoop.it
James Patterson, the world's highest-earning author, today announced that he is launching a children's book imprint at publishers Little, Brown & Company, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group.
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BEA 2015: Does Diversity Matter in Book Reviewing?

BEA 2015: Does Diversity Matter in Book Reviewing? | book publishing | Scoop.it
Yesterday afternoon at the Center for Fiction in midtown, NBCC board member Walton Muyumba led a conversation about racial and gender representation in book reviewing.
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Free Same-Day Delivery Is Amazon’s Gambit to Own All Retail | WIRED

Free Same-Day Delivery Is Amazon’s Gambit to Own All Retail | WIRED | book publishing | Scoop.it
Same-day delivery combines the best of brick-and-mortar with the best of online shopping.
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What Can Publishers Do to Put Readers First? (Asked by People Who Don't See Readers) | Ink, Bits, & Pixels

What Can Publishers Do to Put Readers First? (Asked by People Who Don't See Readers) | Ink, Bits, & Pixels | book publishing | Scoop.it
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 »
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B&N Partners With Bublish for a Free Two Month Trial Through Nook Press | Ink, Bits, & Pixels

B&N Partners With Bublish for a Free Two Month Trial Through Nook Press | Ink, Bits, & Pixels | book publishing | Scoop.it
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 »
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Amazon Now Blocking Publishers (but Not Retailers) From Emailing eBooks to Your Kindle? | Ink, Bits, & Pixels

Amazon Now Blocking Publishers (but Not Retailers) From Emailing eBooks to Your Kindle? | Ink, Bits, & Pixels | book publishing | Scoop.it
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 »
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Do Publishers Innovate too Slowly? Can Start-ups Help? | Digital Book World

Do Publishers Innovate too Slowly? Can Start-ups Help? | Digital Book World | book publishing | Scoop.it
Weighing how innovation takes place in publishing, several start-ups at BEA15 explain how they help traditional publishers adapt to change more rapidly.
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Apple Loses Bid to Oust Monitor

Apple Loses Bid to Oust Monitor | book publishing | Scoop.it
In a minor setback, an appeals court has denied the company’s bid to oust its court-appointed monitor, Michael Bromwich.
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Chinese Publishing: The Best of Times, or The Worst of Times?

Chinese Publishing: The Best of Times, or The Worst of Times? | book publishing | Scoop.it
The Chinese publishing market remains intimidating to the West, but the opportunities for publishers are undeniable, even as Chinese publishers struggle.
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BEA 2015: Is Subscription the Future of E-Books?

BEA 2015: Is Subscription the Future of E-Books? | book publishing | Scoop.it
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.
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Authors Guild Announces 'Fair Contract' Initiative

Authors Guild Announces 'Fair Contract' Initiative | book publishing | Scoop.it
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.
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A Lively BEA

A Lively BEA | book publishing | Scoop.it
BookExpo America ended its Wednesday–Friday run last week at New York City’s Javits Center before giving way to the consumer-oriented BookCon, held at Javits over the May 30–31 weekend.
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As Publishing Industry Courts China, Authors Speak Out Against Censorship

As Publishing Industry Courts China, Authors Speak Out Against Censorship | book publishing | Scoop.it
Chinese writers and publishers are being celebrated this week at BookExpo America — the industry's largest trade event in North America. Free speech advocates are supporting silenced Chinese writers.
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American Booksellers at BEA: 'Endangered' no more?

American Booksellers at BEA:  'Endangered' no more? | book publishing | Scoop.it
Citing 48 new regular member companies in the last year, the American Booksellers Association (ABA) leadership is declaring an end to a six-year crisis in US independent bookshops.
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'The Overselling Of Self-Publishing': New Perspective

'The Overselling Of Self-Publishing': New Perspective | book publishing | Scoop.it
The publishing specialist Jane Friedman asks authors to reconsider a widely popular trend toward self-publishing as a means of attracting a traditional contract. "A serious epidemic of impatience,"...
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What Marketing Support Looks Like at a Big 5 Publisher

What Marketing Support Looks Like at a Big 5 Publisher | book publishing | Scoop.it
Thriller author Todd Moss describes his own marketing efforts and the marketing efforts of his Big Five publisher, Putnam, for his book The Golden Hour.
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The Kindle Finally Gets Typography That Doesn't Suck

The Kindle Finally Gets Typography That Doesn't Suck | book publishing | Scoop.it
A new font, Bookerly, and a totally new layout engine have made reading a Kindle e-book more like print than ever.
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Book Publishers Whine To USTR That It's Just Not Fair That Canada Recognizes Fair Dealing For Educational Purposes | Techdirt

Book Publishers Whine To USTR That It's Just Not Fair That Canada Recognizes Fair Dealing For Educational Purposes | Techdirt | book publishing | Scoop.it
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...
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The Authors Guild Breaks Up With Vanity Press Author Solutions | Ink, Bits, & Pixels

The Authors Guild Breaks Up With Vanity Press Author Solutions | Ink, Bits, & Pixels | book publishing | Scoop.it
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 »
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Grow Your Audience with an Email Newsletter: Free Webinar – Dan Blank — The Book Designer

Grow Your Audience with an Email Newsletter: Free Webinar – Dan Blank — The Book Designer | book publishing | Scoop.it
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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Where's Waldo the Reader? Book Discovery Tactics from IDPF

Where's Waldo the Reader? Book Discovery Tactics from IDPF | book publishing | Scoop.it
Executives from Goodreads, HarperCollins, and Penguin Random House shared book discovery tactics in the age of overload at BEA's IDPF conference on Tuesday.
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Books Fighting Back In Battle With E-Readers

Books Fighting Back In Battle With E-Readers | book publishing | Scoop.it
Authors tell Sky News "the novelty of the e-book has worn off", amid hopes the big fall in paperback sales has come to an end.
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10 Great Business Tools for Authorpreneurs

10 Great Business Tools for Authorpreneurs | book publishing | Scoop.it
Want to earn money and create a business out of your self-published book? Here are ten great tools that'll help you create, market and promote a successful book.
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BookExpo America 2015 Elicits Mixed Emotions

BookExpo America 2015 Elicits Mixed Emotions | book publishing | Scoop.it
BookExpo America 2015 felt like even more of a marketing event with literature firmly pushed aside in favor of pure commerce.
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