Archive for the ‘publishing’ Category

The Harper Lee “Go Set a Watchman” Fraud

by Joe Nocera Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/25/opinion/joe-nocera-the-watchman-fraud.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0 Called away on family business, I was afraid I’d missed the sweet spot for commentary on the Harper Lee/“To Kill a Mockingbird”/“Go Set a Watchman” controversy — that moment right after “Watchman’s” release on July 14 when it was all anybody in literary circles could talk about. Then again, the […]

July 26, 2015 · admin · No Comments
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Twenty-four things about publishing…

24 Things No One Tells You About Book Publishing Ten years ago, my first novel Prep came out. Three novels later, here’s what I’ve learned about the publishing industry and writing since then. by Curtis Sittenfeld Source: http://www.buzzfeed.com/curtissittenfeld/things-no-one-ever-tells-you-about-the-publishing-industry?bffbbooks When it comes to fellow writers, don’t buy into the narcissism of small differences. In all their […]

January 18, 2015 · admin · No Comments
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Brother, can you spare a change?

Anthony Horowitz to copy editor: “I’M NOT CHANGING THIS.” The full article at: http://www.mhpbooks.com/anthony-horowitz-to-copyeditor-im-not-changing-this/ by Kirsten Reach Nobody wants his conversation with a copy editor made public, but there’s a galley floating around from Harper at the moment that contains some accidental gems. Anthony Horowitz, author of a new Sherlock Holmes novel and the next […]

October 18, 2014 · admin · No Comments
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Big Publishing is the Problem | Hugh Howey

Big Publishing is the Problem | Hugh Howey. A few weeks ago, I speculated that Hachette might be fighting Amazon for the power to price e-books where they saw fit, or what is known as Agency pricing. That speculation was confirmed this week in a slide from Hachette’s presentation to investors: So, no more need […]

July 27, 2014 · admin · No Comments
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Publishing Vs. Amazon: A Play in Five Acts – Insatiable Booksluts

Another view of the Amazon vs. Publishers battle Publishing Vs. Amazon: A Play in Five Acts – Insatiable Booksluts. Act I: Amazon: Hey Publishing, we just invented a new thing that we think you’ll like. You know how after you make a book you have to pay a buttload of money to get it all […]

July 6, 2014 · admin · No Comments
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Amazon Is NOT the Vladimir Putin of the Publishing World – The Daily Beast

Amazon Is NOT the Vladimir Putin of the Publishing World – The Daily Beast. by Nick Gillespie In its battle with Hachette, Amazon is being compared to Putin and the Mafia—by critics who want you to pay more for books. Can you believe those…those…those…sons of bitches at Amazon? After launching almost 20 years ago and […]

June 7, 2014 · admin · No Comments
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Stephen Colbert Gives Jeff Bezos the Finger — Twice

Stephen Colbert Gives Jeff Bezos the Finger — Twice. Amazon is messing with the wrong guy. A few days after best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell came out against the online retailer for raising prices and delaying shipments of his books because of a dispute with publisher Hachette, Colbert has done the same. Colbert’s plaint, however, is […]

June 6, 2014 · admin · No Comments
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A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing: Fisking Lilith Saintcrow and the Hachette/Amazon Situation

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Fisking Lilith Saintcrow and the Hachette/Amazon Situation. Sample of blog entry: Fisking Lilith Saintcrow and the Hachette/Amazon Situation People often disagree with my posts, and some do it in the comments section. This promotes healthy debate and discourse. As long as people stay civil with each other, they can post […]

May 26, 2014 · admin · No Comments
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E-book publishing and price fixing

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/18/business/economy/competition-needs-protection.html?_r=1&smid=fb-share&pagewanted=all April 17, 2012 Competition Needs Protection New York Times By EDUARDO PORTER To believe publishers and authors, the government just handed Amazon a monopoly over the book market: The price-fixing suit against Apple and the nation’s top publishers filed by the Justice Department last week will free Amazon to offer ruinous discounts in […]

April 18, 2012 · admin · No Comments
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E-book battles: writers pawns and prize

[Editor’s note: while not directly related to the e-book lawsuit, it is related as it pertains to Amazon, probably the biggest seller of books and e-books. As before, to find out more about the e-book lawsuit, click on e-book in the “Filed under” section at the bottom of this blog post. Thanks for stopping by.] […]

April 16, 2012 · admin · No Comments
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