Morning Coffee – 1 June 2020
Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning.
- JK Rowling is publishing a serialized novel online.
- Bill Rosenblatt has a good overview of the Copyright Office’s Section 512 report.
- Victoria Strauss has updated her post on how to evaluate a book publishing contract.
- Here are the six key elements you need on the home page of your author website if you want to convert visitors into fans
- Kobo Writing Life has added pay-per-lend pricing for library ebook distribution.
- The first movie adaptation of Bram Stoker’s "Dracula" had a particularly fascinating legal history.
- What Dean said.
Peter Winkler June 1, 2020 um 8:57 pm
Dean Wesley Smith’s op-ed presents the worst case scenario for traditional publication and contrasts it with a best case scenario for indie publishing. The piece is full of misstatements of facts about traditional publishing and fanciful assumptions about the supposed benefits of indie publishing, which amounts to a belief in pie in the sky.
Nate Hoffelder June 2, 2020 um 7:30 am
Considering that the average case scenario for trad pub is the author not getting published, I don’t think Dean is too far off.
Allen F June 5, 2020 um 10:11 pm
Ah, but those pro-trad-pub never count the slush pile rejects which would drive their real numbers into the ground.
Like I told one joker that thought I should have held out for trad-pub to 'discover' me: "If I make a whooping $20 going indie, that $20 beats the heck out of trying to eat rejection slips!" 😉