Many do not seem to agree with that premise. Continue reading
Barbara Freethy announced on her blog earlier this week that she had started a new imprint to oversee publication of her works in print formats. The latest addition to Freethy’s Fog City Publishing company, Hyde Street Press, will have its titles distributed by Ingram Publisher Services. Continue reading
A new marketplace is launching on Monday which should help indie authors and publishers connect to and hire the services they need to produce their next book. Continue reading
A couple days ago Mike posted a new screed in which he questions the motivations of indie authors who bash the legacy publishing industry. While Mike can see how advocates of the legacy industry are fighting for their jobs, he thinks indies are arguing against their own interests: Continue reading
The retailer sent out an email to all authors and publishers currently signed up with KDP, asking them to take a side in the ongoing contract dispute with Hachette. The letter can be read at readersunited.com, so I won't quote it here, but I do wish to comment on it. Continue reading
After 5 long years of national chains outbidding indies for the privilege, the 14th annual National Book Festival is finally going to feature a local indie bookstore as the official bookseller.
The ABA announced last week that Politics & Prose, the venerable Washington DC bookseller, had been named to the role. This is the first time an indie bookseller has won the contract for the annual festival, which last year drew more than 200,000 visitors to the National Mall. Continue reading
A couple days ago Salon.com weighed in on the Amazon-Hachette dispute with a new angle. In a piece ostensibly written to self-published authors, Laura Miller makes a case that indie authors should side with Hachette against Amazon.
If you follow publishing news I am sure that you have already read the article, but it's okay if you have not. I don't plan to debate whether she is right or wrong; instead I plan to discuss the type, tone, and context of Miller's arguments. Continue reading
The New York Times reported yesterday that Amazon appears to also be in conflict Warner brothers. Amazon is reportedly responding to a contract dispute with Warner Brothers by removing the pre-order buttons from movies produced or distributed by that studio: Continue reading
There's a story going around today that self-published authors were relegated to second-class status at a book fair in New Orleans yesterday, but whether that actually happened is still up for debate.
Here's what I know for sure: Continue reading