Secret of Self-Publishing: Success

Self-Published Authors Need Success to Begin - WSJ.com: "Self-publishing these days is increasingly a tale of two cities.
There are established authors, like Nyree Belleville, who says she's earned half a million dollars in the past 18 months selling direct rather than through a publisher..Then there are new authors, like Eve Yohalem. More than a month after self-publishing, she has grossed about $100 in sales— after incurring costs of $3,400. She said she's in no rush, though.". . .

APNewsBreak: Caro's fourth LBJ book coming in May
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — The fourth of Robert A. Caro's Lyndon Johnson books, continuing one of the most acclaimed and debated biographical series in memory, is coming in May. And a fifth volume is now planned for what Caro had intended to be a three-, ...
Books: The Return Of Sherlock Holmes!
Huffington Post
It may seem to you that Sherlock Holmes has never left us. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective has inspired more fan fiction than almost any literary character in history, with acclaimed works ranging from The Seven Percent Solution by Nicholas ...
Google brings eBookstore to Canada
Financial Post
Google's entry into the Canadian marketplace will present a challenge to established e-publishing heavyweights, including Amazon.com Inc. and Toronto's Kobo Inc. — which counts Indigo Books & Music Ltd. as its primary shareholder. ...
HarperCollins Acquires Religious Book Publisher
New York Times (blog)
HarperCollins gained considerable leverage in the religious books market in 1988 when it acquired Zondervan, a large religious publisher based in Grand Rapids, Mich. “Thomas Nelson adds further balance to our existing publishing programs,” Brian Murray ...
Peachpit Celebrates 25 Years
MarketWatch (press release)
And to celebrate our unique past and look to the future, Peachpit will offer 25 days of digital discounts--with daily deals on digital products including videos and ebooks--beginning November 1. "Peachpit and our authors haven't just written about the ...
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly writing 2 more books
BusinessWeek
The "O'Reilly Factor" star's latest deal continues his longtime publishing partnership with Rubin, who first worked with O'Reilly at Broadway Books, then brought him over when he joined Holt in 2009. "The reason my books have been successful is because ...
Left Behind Books Getting A Bigger Budget Reboot
Cinema Blend
Does anyone remember the Left Behind books? Were these the kind of cultural phenomenon you only became aware of if you were growing up in a conservative, Christian, Southern town like I was? The series of books by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins looked, ...
Local books: breast-cancer survival
The Seattle Times
"Ultimate Trout Fishing in the Pacific Northwest" by Larry E. Stefanyk (Harbour Publishing, $26.95). Right over the US- Canadian border, there are apparently a lot of trout. This lively illustrated guide tells you how to find and catch trout in all the ...
Why do authors kill off their characters?
The Guardian
One can think of examples where authors have gone through with it. According to John Middleton Murry, Lawrence spitefully killed Gerald Crich, the character based on Murry, at the end of Women in Love, because Murry declined a Blutsbr├╝derschaft ...
Downloading Books for Dummies
Publishers Weekly (blog)
The big news today is that Wiley is suing 27 unnamed Bit Torrent users for seeding copies of For Dummies books. According to the Wiley spokesperson quoted in the PW article, “Our objective is to approach them and to settle if they will agree to stop ...
Books-A-Million opens at mall
Daily Mail - Charleston
by George Hohmann The new Books-A-Million store has opened at Charleston Town Center mall, in the space formerly occupied by Borders. It is among 41 stores in 18 states to open in the wake of Borders' February bankruptcy and liquidation. ...
Bondi Enhances its Archive Publishing Platform With HTML5 Viewer For iPad ...
Sacramento Bee
By Bondi Digital Publishing NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Bondi Digital Publishing announced that Playboy and Rolling Stone are the first magazines to adopt its newly released HTML5 iPad viewer. Bondi developed the proprietary touch viewer ...
Our relationship with e-books: It's too complicated
GigaOm
E-books are a great example: theoretically, it should be easy to share not just books but passages we like, and there are a number of startups and services like OpenMargin and Readmill and Findings that are trying to make this happen. ...
ZZP Publishing LLC Announces the Release of the Stunning New Book, "The ...
Sacramento Bee
1, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- ZZP Publishing LLC proudly announces the release of the stunning new book, "The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey -- A Journey of the Extraordinarily Ordinary," (ISBN - 9780983440802) by Deborah Barnes. "Sometimes in life, we are ...
Greektown Casino-Hotel Donates Over 3000 Books to Detroit School Children
PR Newswire (press release)
1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Greektown Casino-Hotel donated more than 3000 books yesterday to the Marcus Garvey Academy and Rose-Hill Academy. The books, equally distributed between the two schools, were collected through the casino's Turning the Page on ...
Scots author Allan Guthrie turns back on print to push ebooks
Scottish Daily Record
Allan said: "We're like a normal publishing house in the sense that we acquire books from authors and make them available for people to read. The difference is whereas most publishers deal withbooks in print, we are sticking to digital. ...
Authors with Fargo ties release new books, reflect on their careers and their ...
In-Forum
FARGO - Looking for a couple of good books to curl up with as it gets colder? Look no further than your own backyard. Or two people who used to live in your backyard. Within the past six weeks, twoauthors with Fargo roots released new books. ...
WSJ Best-Seller Lists Will Include E-Books
Sci-Tech Today
By Hillel Italie In a move that reflects the clout of e-publishing, the Wall Street Journal and Nielsen BookScan will add e-books to their best-seller lists. But the industry, and the public, will have to wait before seeing actual Nielsen numbers under ...
Author Loses Royalties From 5104 Books
mediabistro.com
By Dianna Dilworth on November 1, 2011 1:35 PM Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing platform offers authors a great way to self-publish books, but authors using the platform should proceed with caution. Author James Crawford reported that he lost ...
How Freemium Self-published Fiction Is ... - Publishing Perspectives
By Guest Contributor
BEIJING: Here in China, nearly 195 million people are hooked on a kind of literature that is virtually unknown in the West, but that is rapidly transforming its authors and a new breed of online media companies into the publishing stars of the future. Web literature or “original ... This is a freemium fiction publishing industry funded by micropayments, where print barely exists and the product itself is constantly evolving instead of taking the form of “finished” books. It couldn't be any more ...
Publishing Perspectives
Diamond to distribute Angry Birds books | The Beat
By The Beat
Diamond Comic Distributors has finalized negotiations with Rovio Entertainment to exclusively distribute its new publishing line of books based upon Angry Birds, the wildly popular, bestselling mobile app game. Diamond will represent Rovio ...
The Beat
What's so great about the feel of books? by Louise Morrison ...
By a TeleRead Contributor
I've noticed that conversations with e-reader non-adopters always seem to end with proclamations about how much they love the feel of real books in their. ... TeleRead - News and views on ebooks, libraries, publishing and related topics ...
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...
4 Books That Might Inspire You to Decorate Your House
By hookedonhouses
P.S. One of the nice things about blogging is that publishers send me books like this to review. Click the titles to read more about them on Amazon. They're not affiliate links or anything like that, and I'm not getting paid to mention them. ...
Hooked on Houses



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