The Myth of Self-Publishing

The Myth of Self-Publishing
By Adrian Zackheim
In today's brave new world of book publishing, the news is full of stories about writers who jumped from anonymity to the bestseller lists via clever blog posts, assiduous social media networking, and the support of a celebrity tweet or. ... And let's not forget that the explosive rise of e-books and online retail hasn't eliminated the crucial impact of distribution and merchandising of printed books in stores — an area in which traditional publishers have an overwhelming ...
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How to get free books for your Kindle or Nook
CNET (blog)
E-mail Sharon. by dudsbar (3 comments ) August 3, 2011 4:23 PM PDT I tried 0.00 at the amazon kindle store and really did not show any free books. except for ebooksselling how to get free ebooks. by sharonvak (27 comments ) August 3, 2011 4:35 PM PDT ...
Why Did Facebook Buy Push Pop Press?
Push Pop Press, founded by Apple veterans, is known for publishing an innovative iPad ebook by Al Gore. The official blog post from Push Pop Press said, "Although Facebook isn't planning to start publishing digital books, the ideas and technology ...
Being a Borders bookseller, then and now
Los Angeles Times
Constant, the books editor of Seattle's alternative newspaper The Stranger, talks to a former Borders executive and a current staffer -- both use pseudonyms -- as well as tapping his own experience. More than a decade ago, he was a Borders employee ...
Looking for something to read? Discover new authors and novels
Martha's Vineyard Times
This Sunday, the MV Book Fest will host an event during which already well-known and new emerging authors will speak about their books and answer questions from readers at Chilmark Community Center. "People will have the chance to hear their favorite ...
AIP Creates New App for Authors and Reviewers
PR Newswire (press release)
3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AIP Publishing, a division of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) (, announces the release of its new app, iPeerReview. The new app allows authors and reviewers to use their iPhone, iPad, ...
Classic Books Available for iPad
News West Midlands
Texts are in fully digitised mode, detailed with original drawings, rather than the basic formatting connected with other kinds of e-books. As fully digitised texts use up considerably more storage space than regular e-books, the works will not be ...
Comic books combat childhood obesity: Researcher
Toronto Sun
A University of Cincinnati professor has come up with a novel and interactive way to teach kids how to live healthy -- have them create comic books. Paul Branscum, who recently earned his PhD in health education, challenged 71 Grade 3, ...
Rare European books on Terra Australis on sale
ABC Online
It's a rare collection of 127 maps and scholarly books dating back to the 1600s. They each have one thing in common: the then undiscovered Southern Hemisphere. PETER LLOYD: Well I'm inside the antique book dealer Hordern House in Sydney's inner east ...
David Cameron: summer reading includes high and lowbrow books
The Guardian (blog)
But Cameron appears not to have taken any Clarkson books with him. He has instead taken Skippy. Top of his summer reading is the novel Skippy Dies, a comic account of life at a Dublin Catholic public school. The prime minister has also taken a heavy ...
Indie bookstores go electronic to survive
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
LANDON: Yeah, the whole Google e-books, and e-books in general, that whole market has become a big piece of the book market. Ten to 15% is what people are saying it's going to be. So, if you're a bookstore and you're not selling ebooks, you're losing ...
Village Books in Pacific Palisades, From Its First Book to the Last
LA Weekly
A couple of weeks ago at Village Books in Pacific Palisades, they were selling books like it was going out of style. Some came for the inscribed copies of Palisades honorary mayor Sugar Ray Leonard's new autobiography. Some came for a talisman — a ...
Alan Ball and Anna Paquin Take "True Blood" Way Beyond the Books
NBC Philadelphia (blog)
“My rule of thumb for working with a source material is that the books are Sookie's story, told by Sookie,” says Ball. “Everybody else in the books exists when they're in the same room with Sookie. So since the show is more of an ensemble show, ...
New books and a new Bookwatch
Garner News
Because earlier columns have already discussed several books on the list, some descriptions will be short. The new series opens with one of North Carolina's most respected authors, UNC-Greensboro's Michael Parker. He discusses “The Watery Part Of The ...
American Bar Association and Apple Have Partnered to Publish Legal E-Books
PR Newswire (press release)
We look forward to publishing many more e-books on Apple's platform in the future." Author Tom Mighell is a senior consultant with Contoural, Inc., where he helps companies deal with their records management and electronic discovery capabilities. ...
Korean Author Debuts in English With Popular Novel
ABC News
Shin is one of South Korea's most widely read and acclaimed authors. She was honored with the Manhae Literature Prize, the Dong-in Literature Prize and the Yi Sang Literary Prize, as well as France's Prix de l'Inapercu. She had dreamed for years of ...
YA Authors Kick Off Tour of Rural South
Publishers Weekly
By Marc Schultz Starting tomorrow at Asheville, NC's Malaprops Bookstore, three Southern YAauthors will be touring together in support of small-town book lovers, the kind perennially overlooked by author tours. Myra McEntire (Hourglass), Beth Revis ...
Comics: Excellent new books about Captain America's creators
The Seattle Times
By ANDREW A. SMITH With the arrival of the Captain America movie, Titan has released two excellent books shining a light on the character's creators. For those just coming in, Cap was created in 1941 by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, in a story lifted ...
Uganda: Is This the Beginning of the End of Text Books?
GONE are the days when everything that had to be read was only found in printed books tucked away somewhere in the library or bookstore. With the advent of the computer, for some people especially in the education world, it is no longer necessary to ...
Publishing books online is fine - but can you find buyers? | Media ...
By Roy Greenslade
One of my former Sunday Times colleagues, Walter Ellis, has just been through the painful process of publishing a novel online - and is now suffering from e-book invisibility. walter. He explains his problem in a posting headlined I publish , therefore I am .... US authors blame publishers for Wylie Amazon ebook deal. 27 Jul 2010. Authors Guild says publishers' low royalty pay-outs encouraged agent's controversial step to sell modern classics via Kindle store. 16 Feb 2011 ...
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Flavorwire » 10 Books Any Self-Respecting Feminist Needs on Her Shelf
By Kathleen Massara
Jen Kennedy and Liz Linden run a website called Contemporary Feminism, and we've asked them to create a list of ten books that any self-respecting woman would have on her bookshelf. “We've made the assignment a little easier by ...
Harper Perennial Selling 20 eBooks for 99-Cents Apiece - GalleyCat
By Jason Boog
Harper Perennial Selling 20 eBooks for 99-Cents Apiece. ... to win a $20 gift certificate from Harper Perennial. If you want to support an indie bookseller, the promotion works across a number of indie outlets. Below, we've listed all the independent bookstores celebrating the promotion through Google eBookstore. Indie Bookstores Promoting the 20 eBooks for $20 Sale. Bookhampton · Liberty BayBooks ... Publishing Jobs. Featured Company. HarperCollins-Publishers ...
books that journalists working online should read? | Online ...
By Paul Bradshaw
5 Comments Tags: alexander halavais, books, creative disruption, free culture, james gleick, lawrence lessig, matt mason, nigel shadbolt, pirate's dilemma, review, search engine society, simon waldman, spy in the coffee machine, the information, ... It's a welcome reminder that, like any business, publishing is not just about content, but advertising, distribution, manufacturing and numerous other factors too. A good book on the legal or political history would be ...
Online Journalism Blog
The North Paran Book Buzzlist: 6 Books for Your Kids to Read ...
By Lamar Tyler
Books that your kid has likely missed this summer, books that are fun and full of juicy lessons,books that might make your child forget that school is on the horizon.
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Booker Notoriety Sparks Rights Run at ... - Publishing Perspectives
By Roger Tagholm
Mick Felton of Seren Books. LONDON: Last week the Man Booker Prize judging committee surprised many observers by including numerous independent publishing houses on the 13-strong longlist for this year's prize. The list included a trio ...
Publishing Perspectives
Maybe Well-Designed E-Books Will Never Happen | Slog
By Paul Constant
Although Facebook isn't planning to start publishing digital books, the ideas and technology behind Push Pop Press will be integrated with Facebook, giving people even richer ways to share their stories. ...
The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper
The Historical Society: Larry McMurtry on Books and Collecting
By Randall
Western novelist and book dealer Larry McMurtry well captures the subtle joys of book collecting and the ambiance of book stores in his rambling memoir Books (Simon and Schuster, 2008). (I gather it would make a good companion to ...
The Historical Society
probably my last entry ever on borders books. « the munchkin wrangler.
By Marko Kloos
Now that Borders is history, and there isn't a major bookstore left within 75 miles of here, it will be more like 90% via ebooks on my Kindle, and 10% via impulse buys at the local indie book store in West Leb. (What can I say? ...
the munchkin wrangler.
Cynsations: Interview: Françoise Mouly on TOON Books
By Cynthia Leitich Smith
For the TOON Books, I focus on the authors who have a story to tell and who can tell it using comics. I have loved publishing French authors and introducing them to American audiences, like Agnès Rosenstiehl (author of Silly Lilly), ...
I prefer my books on paper -
Some of you probably don't do handheld books anymore. More than 10 million people are reading on their iPads. Amazon is selling more e-books than printed ones. Still, lots of us still like to hold a good book in our hands and turn the ... Front Page
The Myth of Self-Publishing
By Adrian Zackheim
In today's brave new world of book publishing, the news is full of stories about writers who jumped from anonymity to the bestseller lists via clever blog posts, assiduous social media networking, and the support of a celebrity tweet or. ... And let's not forget that the explosive rise of e-books and online retail hasn't eliminated the crucial impact of distribution and merchandising of printed books in stores — an area in which traditional publishers have an overwhelming ...
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