There are many who might never have become publishers but for the influence of the former president of the Publishers Marketing Association (now IBPA) who died on 2 November 2015.
And other news from the latest Author Earnings Report
Is the latest incarnation of The Espresso Book Machine (EBM) another game-changer? IR's Danny Snow does the math.
[Some] observers hold that authors and publishers will never band together to combat royalty deflation, especially in the ascendant indie publishing segment.
Do subscription services like KU make it impossible for authors--both traditional and indie--to earn a living wage?
Kindle Direct Publishing gives writers the option to apply DRM – or not – when they upload a book. Smashwords doesn’t support DRM at all.
Online retailing giant Amazon and international book publishing conglomerate Hachette announced yesterday that they have resolved their hotly-debated feud over eBook pricing.
“Authors and publishers want the freedom to reach readers everywhere, regardless of the devices they use, or the booksellers they prefer.”
What it Means Today, Where It’s Heading Tomorrow
“Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it. – George Santyana”
“…Today’s book world may stand at a crossroads, facing a choice between a future like Hollywood’s, embracing both theaters and streaming video; versus the music industry’s disintegration to near anarchy.”
“Mathematical quibbling aside, IR’s conviction remains firm that any way you slice it, the ascendancy of books moving more directly from writers to readers today is undeniable.”
Are new technologies changing the way readers read and writers write?
What does this mean to you? If you’re an avid reader, it will be easier to discover new books and writers.
Think of cell phone novels as Twitter for literature…
While many lay readers still think of Amazon primarily as a bookseller, since 2009 the retail giant has also been functioning as a full-blown publisher.
The Pulitzer prize winning British newspaper, The Guardian, is co-sponsoring a new competition exclusively for indies.
CJ Lyons, the award-winning, critically-acclaimed, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, will be the first self-published author to serve on its executive council.
While the courts have held that the actions Apple took to accomplish this were illegal, many industry observers believe that some e-Books should command prices equal or better than their printed counterparts.
As Howey told IR, “Big publishers are like aristocrats arguing that opera is the highest art form, while the public clearly prefers cinema.”
More Changes at Barnes & Noble, and Why
An eclectic list of indie authors who achieved widespread media recognition this year.
If B&N faces the same gloomy fate [as Borders], there might be a sunny side for indie bookshops, and readers who love them.