Author Guide to Publishing

An Author's Guide to Publishing
Huffington Post
After publishing 17 books traditionally -- from Knopf to Penguin to W.W. Norton -- I decided to explore what my New York literary agent, Sarah Jane Freymann, calls "the great experiment" of indie publication. Even for a ... You may be delighted to have ...

UK Publishers Hit Book Sales Record for 2012 Amid Digital Growth
Hollywood Reporter
Digital formats, including e-books, audiobooks and online book subscriptions, accounted for 12 percent of the total value of sales in 2012, up from 8 percent in 2011 and 5 percent in 2010. Sales of consumer e-books, which are in the field of mainstream ...

How I overcame snobbery to self-publish an e-book
I reckoned two copies of each e-book would be downloaded – one by the author and the other by a delighted cousin who'd designed the cover. Having had three "proper"books published (Icebox and Mischief, novels published by Headline in 2000 and 2002;...

'Mockingbird' author Lee sues over copyright in NY
Wall Street Journal
The 87-year-old author alleges Pinkus took advantage of her declining hearing and eyesight seven years ago to get her to assign the book's copyright to him and a company he controlled. Lee, who lives in Monroeville, Ala., has taken legal action to get ...

'Mom & Me & Mom' by Maya Angelou
Angelou has been ... There is a slightly frustrating lack of chronology in this book, and several odd lacunae in the narrative — but life is messy, and so is memory.

Modern day Bridget Jones has it 'much harder', author Helen Fielding says
Speaking of the complications of television remotes as her character struggles, the author adds: “And she didn't have 3 remotes with 30 buttons each just to work the telly.” The handwritten additions to the book also include insights into how the ...

Penguin offers changes to settle e-books EU antitrust probe
Penguin won't restrict, limit or impede e-book retailers' discounts or their ability to set, alter or reduce retail prices for e-books for two years, according to details of the proposed changes....


Book lover: Edward Rutherfurd
New Zealand Herald
This is the story of Alex Dumas, the son of a French aristo and a black slave, who rose from the rank of private in the old royal army to general after the French Revolution, and was the father of Alexandre Dumas, author of The Three Musketeers and The ...

Doc, photo book delve into women's stories in porn - Vancouver Sun
Vancouver Sun
Several of the stars attended the film's Los Angeles premiere Wednesday night at the Landmark Theatre and hung around afterward to autograph the coffee-table book. Anderson was inspired to explore these women's stories after casting a porn star in a ...

Author Murakami sends message to Boston
TOKYO — Japanese author and keen runner Haruki Murakami sent a "personal message" to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and said he also felt wounded by the attack on his favourite race. "So, even from far away, I can imagine how devastated ...


All Your Books Are Belong To Us
Huffington Post
Published in 2005, his thrilling book, Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of A Man Who Rescued A Million Yiddish Books, ends with Lansky's use of a new technology (digital scanning) to recreate a collection of Yiddish texts which he was able to ...

Author Murakami sends message of hope to Boston | The Raw Story
By David Ferguson
Japanese author and keen runner Haruki Murakami sent a “personal message” to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and said he also felt wounded by the attack on his favourite race. “So, even from far away, I can imagine how ...
The Raw Story

What book reviewers said about 'The Great Gatsby' - Jim Romenesko
By Jim
What book reviewers said about 'The Great Gatsby' when it came out in 1925. "'The Great Gatsby' is in form no more than a glorified anecdote, and not too probable at that.” – Chicago Daily Tribune; May 3, 1925. “A curious book, a ...

The Book Smugglers | On the Smugglers' Radar
By Ana
“On The Smugglers' Radar” is a feature for books that have caught our eye: books we have heard of via other bloggers, directly from publishers, and/or from our regular incursions into the Amazon jungle. Thus, the Smugglers' Radar was born.
The Book Smugglers

Russian-American journalist to write book about Tsarnaev brothers
It's the first big book to be announced about the Boston bombing. ... Riverhead announced on Wednesday that it plans to publish "a major book" about the ... Gesson, who lives in Moscow, is the author of several books, including The Man ...

Author Samantha Power being considered for U.S. diplomatic post ...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Samantha Power, a Pulitzer Prize winning author, former White House aide and Harvard professor, is under consideration to be the ...

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