The week in publishing (April 8 through April 14)

| April 16, 2013

Here’s some of the latest in industry news and views: From The Guardian: Ten ways self-publishing has changed the books world After a boom year in self-publishing the headlines are getting a little predictable. Most feature a doughty author who quickly builds demand for her work and is rewarded with a large contract from the traditional industry. [...]

The week in publishing (April 1 through April 7)

| April 8, 2013

Here’s some of the latest in industry news and views: From Indies Unlimited: Could the “Amazon Family” Actually Be Good for Goodreads? I like Goodreads. It’s a nice little site. Come visit if you’ve never been. Readers talk about books without all that pressure of having to put on pants and brush their hair. We form [...]

The week in publishing (March 18 through March 24)

| March 27, 2013

Here’s some of the latest in industry news and views: From Writer Unboxed: 5 Industry Trends Requiring Every Writer’s Attention We’re so glad that former WU contributor Jane Friedman agreed to visit today as a guest, to give us some updates on the state of the ever-changing publishing industry. Most writers are aware that the publishing industry [...]

The week in publishing (March 11 through March 17)

| March 20, 2013

Here’s some of the latest in industry news and views: From Publishers Weekly: Author Turns to Self-Publishing, with Help From ‘Podmates’Brenda Peterson is one of the growing number of authors who are working on self-published projects in addition to writing books released by traditional houses. Peterson has written 17 books that were published the traditional way. [...]

The week in publishing (March 4 through March 10)

| March 13, 2013

Here’s some of the latest in industry news and views: From Upstart Business Journal: Ask Shama: How long does it take to rank on search engines? Dear Shama, We have been working with an SEO agency for two months but have not achieved any rankings. They promised us that we would be ranked within the first month, [...]

The week in publishing (February 25 through March 3)

| March 10, 2013

Here’s some of the latest in industry news and views: From Author Marketing Experts: Faking it onto the Bestseller List Over the years I’ve heard hundreds (maybe thousands of times): “I want to be on the bestseller list!” Great, I say, that will take a lot of work and a lot of planning and even then, [...]

The week in publishing (February 18 through February 24)

| February 27, 2013

Here’s some of the latest in industry news and views: Lingo: Eggcorns? Here, here! On first hearing the word ‘eggcorn’, you might think you’ve misheard it. Surely a word at once so humorous and so bizarre (corns and eggs just don’t go together) must be made up, or mispronounced. The delightful thing is that it is precisely both [...]

The week in publishing (February 11 through February 17)

| February 19, 2013

Here’s some of the latest in industry news and views: Nathan Bransford: Writing Advice in Tweet Form I’ve written lots and lots of writing advice tweets over the years. Here they are, all in one place! I will keep adding to this list as I tweet them out and as Twitter allows more access to older tweets: [...]

The week in publishing (February 4 through February 10)

| February 11, 2013

Here’s some of the latest in industry news and views: Publishers Weekly: When a Cover Can Ruin a Book I know I’ve ranted about my utter distaste of covers with photographs of real people, especially teenagers on them, but a friend shared a cover with me that made me gasp. There is a new book that has the [...]

The week in publishing (January 28 through February 3)

| February 4, 2013

Here’s some of the latest in industry news and views: From Bibliomotion: The Death of SEO? How to Build an Online Presence Google will Love! With all the changes to Google many Internet gurus have predicted the end of SEO (search engine optimization). Well, it’s not the end per se, but rather a change from the way [...]