News

How to write a compelling protagonist

Rating:
Including a comic-book story featuring three popular fiction characters: Han Solo, Walter White and Katniss Everdeen.
, , ,

What It Takes to Open a Bookstore

Rating:
Researchers Explain Why We Love Harry Potter, First Mad Scientist Science Fiction Writing Contest. Why Costco is the best bookstore in the world + more in this week's round-up
,

Bon Iver, Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Zach Galifianakis Collaborate on (Indie) Book Project

Rating:
Jeff Antebi, founder of the record company Waxploitation, has spent the last 10 years collecting stories from musicians and artists for a “literary mixtape” of grown-up children’s stories.
, ,

Are you an Apple fanatic who needs a new and pointless way to throw money at the company?

Rating:
Apple's (self-pubbed) $300 book contains 450 photos of Apple products
, , ,

(Trad) Publishing seeks to address industry’s lack of diversity (again)

Rating:
Comic Arts Brooklyn 2016, Do We Really Need to Innovate the Reading Experience?, New Start-Up Leafless launches + more in this week's round-up
, ,

Mark Zuckerberg's Sister Self-Pubbed a New Election Book

Rating:
Missy President, a children's book about a fourth-grade girl whose homework assignment about the 2016 presidential election goes viral.
, , ,

Once Taboo, Gay Characters Are Taking Over YA Fiction

Rating:
NaNoWriMo news, Scribd Adds Magazines + News to Subscription Service, Why Most Amazon Reader Reviews are Worthless + more in this week's round-up.
, , ,

How to Succeed in the Book Business the Trump Way

Rating:
Mobile phones + unused storytelling potential, Audiobooks as art form, New Lit Prize for Nonexistent Book + more in this week's round-up.
, ,

"Hollywood Dirt": The Movie

Rating:
Following in the footsteps of other indies-turned- movies "Hollywood Dirt", the indie bestseller has been green-lit for film production
, ,

Hybrid Author Blake Crouch's "Dark Matter" Named a "Best Book of the Year"

Rating:
After starting his career with a traditional publisher, Crouch moved to self-publishing in 2011 with his novel "Run."
, ,

Not Your Mother's YA

Rating:
Completely unsuitable for teens. You should totally read it.
, , ,

The death of the traditional book had been greatly exaggerated

Rating:
Black-owned bookstores fight to survive + more in this week's round-up
, ,

Explore London with Charles Dickens + Sherlock Holmes Lit Maps

Rating:
Placing Literature launches two new interactive lit maps allowing readers to visit the sites of famous scenes from the Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle canons.
, ,

Want Michael Kors' Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe?

Rating:
God’s Love We Deliver, NYC's leading provider of meals to people who are too sick to cook for themselves, recently launched their first-ever (indie-pubbed) cookbook.
, , ,

The Power and Limits of Curation

Rating:
The 4 Hardest-to-Find Bookstores in the World, What do Americans lose if bookstores disappear?, We Need Diverse Books Launches Curated Books App + more in this week's round-up
, ,

Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Rating:
If dogs run free, then why not we, Across the swooping plain?
, ,

Indie Book Share Shrinks

Rating:
Two and a half years. Ten quarterly Author Earnings reports. With each one of them, we learned something about our rapidly changing industry. But this October surprise flat-out blindsided us…
, ,

J.K. Rowling Continues Her Self-Pubbing Spree

Rating:
New Pottermore Essay Explores Magical Congress of USA
, , ,

Seth Godin: Traditional Publishers "don’t have the imagination to take risks"

Rating:
ISBNs purchased by indie authors increased 21% in 2015 vs 2014, Amazon announces October is #PoweredByIndie, Why Is Self-Publishing Still a “Last Resort?” + more in this week's round-up
, , ,

Comixology Debuts Line of Exclusive Original Comics

Rating:
Amazon's Comixology Originals will offer comics titles exclusively through the Comixology and Kindle platforms.
,

Indie Author Day!

Rating:
Join IR's Amy Edelman and Ed Charlton on Saturday, 10/8, for Indie Author Day.
, , ,

Hollywood's 25 Most Powerful Authors 2016 (2 of them self-pubbed!)

Rating:
How one Amazon Kindle scam made millions of dollars, Shelfie Announces Launch of Ebook Deal Finder, CNN Politics to (Self) Pub Election Book in December + more in this week's round-up