Self-Publishing's Place On The Hype Cycle

Self-Publishing's Place On The Hype Cycle
The explosion in ereaders that people actually want to buy and read on, the expansion into ebook sales by vendors such as Barnes & Noble, and the development of ebook tools have all made the technical side of publishing an ebook almost trivially easy. . . .

How the e-book landscape is becoming a walled garden — Tech ...
By Mathew Ingram
Apple's decision to reject an e-book by Seth Godin because it contains hyperlinks to books in the Amazon store is just another example of how the oligopoly that controls the market for e-books is turning the landscape of reading into a walled ... Author and digital-marketing maven Seth Godin highlighted this issue in a recent blog post, in which he described how his new book was turned down by Apple because it contained hyperlinks to books sold by Amazon (with whom Godin has a...

The ebook evolution - O'Reilly Radar
By Jenn Webb
... Change for Publishing conference. The final piece in a series looking at five of the major themes, here we take a look at the ebook evolution, from data on how readers acquire and consume ebooksto platform and format trends and predictions . ... Len Vlahos, executive director of the Book Industry Study Group, and Kelly Gallagher, vice president of publishing services at RR Bowker, led the "Data for Consumer Attitudes Toward E-Book Reading" session. They presented data on how ...
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With E-Book Ban, Apple's "Closed" Nature Goes Too Far
By John Paul Titlow
The trouble started shortly after Seth Godin submitted his latest e-book to Apple's iBookstore. The marketing pundit and super-prolific author penned a book titled "Stop Stealing Dreams" and sent the finished copy along to Apple for approval.

Happy Valley author takes on WWII in second novel
Oregon City News
By Ellen Spitaleri Kristina McMorris signs a copy of her latest novel, “The Bridge of Scarlet Leaves,” getting ready for a book-launch event on March 2 at Barnes & Noble. Kristina McMorris loves to write, but the Happy Valley resident is not a big fan ...

Oregon City News

Greater Boston author readings March 4-10 (blog)
Steven M. Forman (“Boca Daze”) reads at 7 pm at Barnes and Noble, One Worcester Road, Framingham … Donovan Hohn (“Moby-Duck”) reads at 7 pm at Barnes and Noble, Boston University … Michael Edwards (Democracy Despite Itself”) reads at 7 pm at the ...

Performance Poet Charlie Rossiter and friends perform March 3 at Oak Park ...
By Oak Park Public Library Monday at 5:54 pm Oak Park performance poet andauthor Charlie Rossiter will perform with three of his talented poet friends from around the country on Saturday, March 3 at 2 pm at Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake Street.


International Bestselling Author Neil Strauss Releases New Party Game with ... (press release)
Seven-time New York Times bestselling author Neil Strauss, the mastermind behind the international bestselling pickup artist books The Game and Rules of the Game, is back with one question in mind: "Who's Got Game?". BEVERLY HILLS, CA, March 01, ...

Author draws on mother's experience for new book
It's also available online from Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and is available in the Barnes & Noblebookstore on the Liberty campus. Wharton can be reached by emailing or by contacting Main Street Shoppes.

Writer releases new book in electronic format: Vivian Faith Prescott speaks on ...
Capital City Weekly
"Keeper of Directions" is available in e-format from Euterpe at Amazon, Musa Publishing, Barnesand Noble, Diesel, Smashwords and other ebook distributors. By Amanda Compton | Capital City Weekly At this point in her career, Vivian Faith Prescott is ...

Books by local authors
Rome News Tribune
The book is released as an E-book and is available online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble as well as Smashworks. Author Jack Runninger has published “Funny Female Foibles,” a collection of tongue-in-cheek humor columns written over the years for the Rome ...

Haverford cop pens update to crime novel
Main Line
Three years after publishing his debut detective novel, “Father's Day,” Haverford police officer/author Keith Gilman has penned a sequel. “My Brother's Keeper” follows the continuing adventures of ex-Philly cop turned private eye Lou Klein as he ...

Main Line

Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America Removes Amazon Links - eBookNewser
By Dianna Dilworth on February 29, 2012 3:02 PM The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America has responded to the Amazon/Independent Publishers Group (IPG) contract lapse — which resulted in the removal of almost 5000 indie books from the Kindle ...

Amazon Ditches Entire Independent Publisher; Sci-Fi & Fantasy Writers of ...
The Mary Sue
To that end, our volunteers are in the process of redirecting book links to, Powell's, and Barnes and Noble. Many authors will be hit hard by this, so we encourage you to seek out new places to find their books.

Wild River Books Announces Publication of Anatolian Days and Nights, an ...
Sacramento Bee
"Compassionate, nuanced, tender and informative, this book will change your perspective on contemporary Turkey," says Elif Shafak, acclaimed Turkish author. Brenner and Stocke kick off a national book tour the first week of March on the West Coast, ...

MadCap Flare 8.0 Features Major Advancements in Ease-of-Use and Expands Single ... (press release)
Only MadCap Flare lets authors create a single project and then directly publish it in multiple formats optimized for the Web, mobile devices, desktops, and print publishing--without the need for any additional tools.

How Finland's Education System Succeeds, and America's is at War (blog)
As education writer John Merrow said in a review of “Race to Nowhere” in The Huffington Post, “['Waiting for Superman'] portrays our schools as undemanding; 'Race to Nowhere' says the opposite – that we are killing our kids, figuratively and sometimes ...

The League of Extraordinary Writers: Book Signings and ...
By Lissa Price
Denise Hamilton did the Q and A at Once Upon a Time Bookstore and the packed house loved hearing details of how they each got published and how different their writing processes were. Yes, those are questions you've heard before but their candid and often hilarious ... 3/28 New York Public Library - New York, NY - 7:00 PM - Author Panel ● 3/29 Barnes & Noble - Princeton, NJ 7:00 PM ● 4/21-22 LA Times Festival of Books - University of Southern California @ Time to be ...
The League of Extraordinary Writers

Writers' Workshop With Shannon Delany @ WB Arena Barnes & Noble
Writing Group, Author Signing Shannon Delany, author of the '13 to Life' series ( New! ... Writers' Workshop With Shannon Delany @ WB Arena Barnes & Noble ...

Writers, Agents & Editors Network Blog: Barnes & Noble About to Put ...
According to The Verge, Barnes & Noble will release a new version of their Nook ... Authors Guild Confronts Amazon For Over Pricing · Henry Miller's 11 Writing ...

Tiger on the Defensive on Book, Putting
ABC News
And now, excerpts from Hank Haney's book on his six years as Woods' swing coach are starting to be released. So when he was asked about the relentless scrutiny of his swing, his putting, just about everything, Woods fired the first volley.

ABC News

Publisher and Author Andrew Breitbart Dead
ABC News
Andrew Breitbart, the noted conservative Internet publisher and author, has died. He was 43. A statement posted on his website said that Breitbart died "unexpectedly from natural causes" this morning. The Los Angeles Coroner's Office confirmed to ABC ...

ABC News

Haney book? Dont ask Tiger
New York Post
By MARK CANNIZZARO Tiger Woods, searching for his first official PGA Tour victory in nearly three years, got a little bit testy yesterday when he was asked about Hank Haney's upcoming book. Haney's book is due to hit stores on March 27, about the week ...

New York Post

Tiger Woods grilled on Navy SEAL interest in Hank Haney book excerpt
Toronto Star
Tiger Woods had a terse exchange with a magazine reporter Wednesday over excerpts from his former swing coach's new book, and ended the conversation with a long stare and a sarcastic, “Have a good day.” If that wasn't enough, he fielded 10 questions ...

Toronto Star

Media publisher, activist Andrew Breitbart has died at age 43
Chicago Sun-Times
11, 2010 file photo, conservative media publisher and activist Andrew Breitbart is seen during an interview with the Associated Press at his home in Los Angeles. Breitbart, who was behind investigations that led to the resignations of former Rep.

Andrew Breitbart, conservative publisher and activist, has died at age 43
Washington Post
LOS ANGELES — Conservative media publisher and activist Andrew Breitbart, who was behind investigations that led to the resignations of former Rep. Anthony Weiner and former US Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod, has died in Los Angeles.

"The Hunger Games" author praises upcoming film
CBS News
(CBS/AP) "The Hunger Games" author Suzanne Collins has given her seal of approval to the upcoming big-screen adaptation of her bestselling novel. In a message posted Thursday on the official Facebook page for the dystopian book series, Collins wrote ...

Conservative activist and publisher Andrew Breitbart dies at 43
Washington Post
Andrew Breitbart spoke to the group about politics, the media and his new book, "Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World!" ( Andrew Breitbart, who runs, speaks to members of the media before a press conference held by ...

Book Talk: Picoult's latest explores wolves, end-of-life issues
(Adds publication date) By Bernard Vaughan NEW YORK Mar 1 (Reuters) - Bestselling author Jodi Picoult has written a novel almost every year since her 1992 debut, "Songs of the Humpback Whale," which was done while she was pregnant with her first child.

Conservative Publisher Andrew Breitbart Dead at 43
Wall Street Journal
By RUSSELL ADAMS Andrew Breitbart, a conservative Internet entrepreneur known for controversial reports that damaged the careers of Democratic officials, died shortly after midnight, a representative confirmed. "With a terrible feeling of pain and loss ...

Wall Street Journal

Students, Authors Protest Arizona Law Against Ethnic Studies
Fox News
EFE Activists, students and authors gathered Wednesday outside the Arizona capitol to read aloud from books removed from classrooms when a Mexican-American studies program was shut down in accord with a new state law. "What we are experiencing is ...

Book of Germs: The Quest for a Field Guide to Microbes
Wired News
The guide wouldn't just be a static book. Eisen, a field guide junky, has dozens of those, but he's also enthralled by iBird, an iPhone app replete with pictures and songs and spotting tips. "I dream of having the equivalent for microbes," he said ...

Wired News

What could JK Rowling's new adult book be about? Let's wildly speculate!
Entertainment Weekly
by Marc Snetiker If you clicked on this article looking for new facts about JK Rowling's newest book, you will find none here. In fact, you won't find them anywhere. (Don't even bother going to Rowling's agent's website, which has a picture of the ...

Dahl named best children's author
Irish Times
Landy was included in the list of the country's favourite children's authors. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times Roald Dahl has been voted Ireland's favourite children's authorin a poll published to coincide with Unesco's World Book Day.

Irish Times

'Hunger Games' Author Suzanne Collins' Opinion Of Upcoming Movie
Huffington Post
03/ 1/12 10:44 AM ET AP NEW YORK -- "The Hunger Games" author Suzanne Collins has given a big thumbs up to the upcoming film version of her million-selling dystopian novel. In a message that appeared Thursday on the Facebook page of "The Hunger Games," ...

Internet publisher Andrew Breitbart dead
Politico (blog)
By DYLAN BYERS | Andrew Breitbart, the outspoken, conservative Internet entrepreneur behind the Brietbart media network, passed away late last night at the age of 43, according to a report by his website. Joel Pollak, the editor in chief at ...

Tiger Woods's purported Navy Seal ambition is not our business
The Guardian (blog)
In the absence of anything more substantial we are left to conclude that what we may have here is a nugget of uncertain providence – given prominence by the publisher – aimed at drawing attention to the book. Such practices are standard when it comes ...

The Guardian (blog)

Author Matthew Bowman talks about 'the Mormon moment'
Christian Science Monitor
Author Matthew Bowman talks about Mormonism, a faith that once stood apart, but may now host a US president among its ranks. By Marjorie Kehe / March 1, 2012 "If you told most Americans that in 2012 the candidates for the major parties to be president ...

Christian Science Monitor

Conservative publisher Andrew Breitbart dies
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File) Buy Photo AP Associated Press WASHINGTON - Conservative media publisher and activist Andrew Breitbart, who was behind investigations that led to the resignations of former Rep. Anthony Weiner and former US Agriculture ...

Was Oprah hurting book sales?
Washington Post (blog)
Oprah Winfrey's Book Club lasted for 15 years and endorsed 70 books, which sold millions. But what effect did it have on the broader market? Did it get people reading more, or less? Tyler Cowen of Marginal Revolution points to economist Craig ...

Conservative publisher Breitbart dies
Deseret News
By Sue Manning AP FILE - In a Saturday July 31, 2010 file photo, conservative mediapublisher and activist Andrew Breitbart speaks to the audience at the "Uni-Tea" Tea Party rally at Independence Mall in Philadelphia. Breitbart, who was behind ...

Deseret News

Jessye Norman to Publish Memoir -
Jessye Norman to Publish Memoir. By JULIE BOSMAN. Jessye Norman, the renowned opera singer, will write a memoir about her family and professional life, her publisher said on Wednesday. The book, “Stand Up and Sing!” is scheduled for ...

The Philippines' National Book Store Wins Mark Millar - Comic Book ...
Mark Millar's unique competition to attend a signing anywhere in the world has been won by the National Book Store in Manila, the capital of The Philippines. Miguel placed the largest order for Supercrooks #1, securing Mark at no expense to ...
Comic Book News

Boot up: Apple blocks ebook, just 1m Google TV devices?, a billion ...
By Charles Arthur, Josh Halliday
With a few extreme exceptions, just about every book is available at every bookstore if you're willing to order it. Universal ... I just found out that Apple is rejecting my new manifesto Stop Stealing Dreams and won't carry it in their store because inside the manifesto are links to buy the books I mention in the bibliography. Quoting here from ... Does it? The gulf between physical and ebooksgrows. .... If you want to provide a link, have it go to the publisher's page or the author's. I'll decide ...
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Apple blocks eBooks that link to Amazon, report claims
By Dan Graziano
“I just found out that Apple rejecting my new manifesto Stop Stealing Dreams and won't carry it in their store because inside the manifesto are links to buy the books I mention in the bibliography,” Godin stated. In an email, Apple's ... “I think that Amazon and Apple and B&N need to take a deep breath and make a decision on principle: what's inside the book shouldn't be of concern to a bookstore with a substantial choke on the marketplace,” Godin concluded. “If it's legal, they ought to...
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Letters of Note: A book is like a man
By Shaun Usher
Early-1952, with the book finished, Steinbeck wrote him a final letter — a dedication to Covici in which he spoke of the frustrations and insecurities faced by an author during such a process. ... Thebook is out of balance. The reader expects one thing and you give him something else. You have written two books and stuck them together. The reader will not understand. WRITER. No, sir. It goes together. I have written about one family and used stories about another family as—well, as ...
Letters of Note

Would You Carry a "Book Clutch" Like Michelle Williams ...
By Us Magazine Team
What a bibliophile! Ditching decked-out bedazzled couture clutches, Michelle Williams has been showing off her inner bookworm instead on the red carpet this month. PHOTOS: Hollywood's hot handbags. At the Independent Spirit Awards in ...
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Apple Rejects eBook Because It Links To Amazon | WebProNews
By Josh Wolford
The Squidoo founder, entrepreneur, and prolific author submitted his new book “Stop Stealing Dreams” the Apple store, only to have it rejected. ... I also think that if any of these companiespublish a book, they ought to think really hard before they refuse to let the others sell it. ... Our decision is based on Amazon's continued push for exclusivity with publishers, agents and theauthors they represent. These exclusives have prohibited us from offering certain e-books to our customers.

Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Five books
I had the pleasure recently of being interviewed, by Alec Ash, for The Browser's excellent "FiveBooks" series, in which one writer talks about five books written by other writers. The theme of my interview was the Information Age, which I think ...
Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog

Allen Covert Talks Kids Books, Politics, and Hollywood. | RedState
By Ben Howe (Diary)
I had Allen on the show yesterday after meeting him at CPAC where I discovered that not only was he a conservative, but he had cofounded a publishing company that has released books in the App store for the iPhone and iPad. Children's ...

Comedy Central Launching Book Imprint With Denis Leary Holiday ...
By Kimberly Potts
The network is partnering with Running Press for the imprint, which will debut with a Leary "noveltybook" in October. ... Comedy Central is getting into the book business by launching an imprint with Running Press. The partnership's first release will be a holiday-themed novelty book penned by Denis... Comedy Central said in a statement the imprint will publish books that "(build) on established and developing brands of the cable network." Also read: Denis Leary Developing New ... - Entertainment Industry...

Woods stares down reporter over Haney book - Yahoo! News
Publish your own activity and retain full control. ... And now, excerpts from Hank Haney's book on his six years as Woods' swing coach are starting to be released. So when he ... Haney's book, "The Big Miss," is scheduled for release March 27, the week before the Masters. ... Conservativepublisher Breitbart dies in LA at 43 ...

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