New Dr Seuss Books Coming in July

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Penguin Random House is going to publish a recently rediscovered Dr Seuss book later this year. The publisher says that What Pet Should I Get? features the same characters from Dr Seuss’ One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. The nearly complete manuscript, including black-and-white illustrations, had been languishing since the author died in 1991, and was recently found by ...

Yes, the Success of the “American Sniper” Enhanced Edition is a One-Off

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Many startups have made a go of producing enhanced ebooks, and so far no one has had much luck in creating a real market. But  Clare Swanson , writing for Publishers Weekly, thinks that HarperCollins has found a way forward. Swanson is pointing at the success of the enhanced version of Chris Kyle's novel*, American Sniper, and asking whether ...

Harlequin Has Closed Author Solutions Front Company DellArte Press

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Sometime in the past month Harlequin quietly shuttered its vanity press imprint Dellarte Press, replacing its website with a notice that the business is closing. Harlequin was the second major US publisher to partner with famed vanity press Author Solutions when Harlequin launched Harlequin Horizons in 2009 (it was later renamed to Dellarte Press). That vanity press service launched only weeks after Christian ...

Will the New Kindle Unlimited Expansion Cause Another Dip in Author Payments?

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The news of Kindle Unlimited expansion into Canada and Mexico may bring smiles to the faces of readers but authors might not be as happy. As Kindle Unlimited launched and continues to expand, payments to authors dropped and remain low, raising concerns that with new expansions into Canada and Mexico will drop again. Kindle Unlimited draws most ...

Stuart Little, Charlotte’s Web Coming Soon to an eBookstore Near You

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At long last, 3 classic kid's books by EB White will soon be released as ebooks. HarperCollins announced on Wednesday that The Trumpet of the Swan, Charlotte's Web, and Stuart Little will be available as ebooks starting 17 March. The author's heirs, including his granddaughter Martha White, had been holding out because they believed that ebook sales would hurt print sales. "After discussing ...

Kindle Unlimited, Market Scrying, and Sales Cycles

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Over the past couple months many authors have pointed to Kindle Unlimited and complained that Amazon's 5 month old ebook subscription service is harming their sales, but there is growing evidence that this is not the case. Russ Grandinetti revealed at the DBW conference last week that author revenues for titles in Kindle Unlimited were up, with the ...