Articles by Rich Adin

Should Editors Give Trigger Warnings?

6 January, 2016 // 7 Comments

I was catching up with some reading of magazines I haven't had time to get to (for months), when I came across an article on trigger warnings at the university level ("The Coddling of the American [Read More ...]

When an Editor Matters

25 November, 2013 // 5 Comments

a guest post by Rich Adin, a professional editor It isn’t too often that the worth of a good editor is hinted at by a reviewer, but when it happens, it stands out. In “The Surprising Empress” [Read More ...]

Author Lamentations: eBook Week Sales

18 March, 2013 // 5 Comments

The week of March 3-10 was "Read an eBook Week," which is a week that I particularly look forward to each year. It is the week when many authors put their ebooks on sale, with discounts ranging from [Read More ...]

Why Some Indie Authors Fail

11 February, 2013 // 29 Comments

I recently finished reading a series of books by an indie author and I wanted to buy more of the author’s books. Apparently, there aren’t any more of the author’s books available, but the next [Read More ...]

Can Barnes & Noble Be Saved?

6 February, 2013 // 21 Comments

With the release of both Amazon's and Barnes & Nobles quarterly figures, which include the 2012 holiday season, the blogosphere has been rife with posts foretelling the demise of Barnes & [Read More ...]

On Books: Gatekeeping eBooks

5 December, 2012 // 1 Comment

In pre-ebook days, gatekeeping was done by the traditional publishers; today, with the rise of ebooks, especially self-published ebooks, it is the reader who is responsible for doing his or her own [Read More ...]

The Merger Apocalypse

26 November, 2012 // 11 Comments

Editor's Note: The following post is by Rich Adin, and it reflects the inside the industry viewpoint of a long-time professional editor. In the past, consolidation has been very bad for professional [Read More ...]

Are Free eBooks Killing the Market?

10 September, 2012 // 35 Comments

Every day I find another traditional publisher is offering free ebooks. Amazon has made a business out of offering free ebooks. And let's not forget the many indie authors who are offering their [Read More ...]

On Books: Value in an eBook World

13 August, 2012 // 11 Comments

eBooks have changed the way we think of value in regards to books. For myriad reasons, ebookers think that the price of ebooks should be no more than the price of a mass market paperback, and often [Read More ...]

The Shirking of Responsibility

8 August, 2012 // 14 Comments

Making the blog rounds in the not-too-distant past was commentary about how the new Nook with GlowLight has an easily damaged screen. The posts and comments came about as a result of an article that [Read More ...]
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