Six Shortcomings of Small Presses

Column by Brandon Tietz December 6, 2011
Are you shopping your book around to small presses? Here's some things to keep in mind.
Showrooming

Book-buying Faux Pas: Showrooming

News by Brandon Tietz December 5, 2011
Bookstores claim this practice is one of the main reasons their business is suffering.

Storyville: The Journey of "Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears"

Column by Richard Thomas December 5, 2011
The journey of a single short story can be a difficult one. Track "Rudy" on his epic voyage.
Mass Market Plunge

Mass Market Paperback Sales Trending Down. Way Down.

News by Brandon Tietz December 2, 2011
Mass market paperback sales are down 54% from last year. Is print on its way out?

The Kindle Fire and the Betamax Problem: Confessions of an Early Adopter

Column by Paul Graham Raven November 28, 2011
Why is the Kindle Fire like an electric toothbrush?

Can The Kindle Add Fuel To The Fire Of The Public Library System?

Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen
Amazon Kindle has changed the way consumers get their hands on books. Now the little eBook that could is showing that it can do more, by quietly creeping into libraries. Could this be a good thing?
eBook Hologram

HarperCollins to Include Ads in eBooks

News by Brandon Tietz November 11, 2011
HarperCollins will be including ads in their factual books. Would Don Draper approve?

Storyville: Cover Letters and Bridging the Gap

Column by Richard Thomas November 8, 2011
Once you've got a story written, how do you send it out into the world?
Amazon introduces the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library

Amazon Is Getting Into The Book-Lending Business

News by Rob Hart November 4, 2011
Amazon Prime members can now access the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, allowing them to rent one eBook at a time for free--although the selection is a little anemic.
Rent reduction approved for St. Mark's Bookstore

UPDATE: Rent Reduction Granted for St. Mark's Bookshop

News by Rob Hart November 3, 2011
After a request for a rent reduction was denied last week, a deal was reached today that will keep the St. Mark's Bookstore open--for now.
A Conversation with Chuck Klosterman

A Conversation with Chuck Klosterman

Interview by John Jarzemsky November 1, 2011
An interview with author Chuck Klosterman about his latest novel, getting started as a writer, and the future of the industry.
Kobo Publishing

Kobo Is Getting Into The Publishing Game

News by Rob Hart October 28, 2011
Just one week after announcing their own tablet to compete with the Kindle Fire, Kobo is getting in on Amazon's publishing turf, too.
Books-A-Million will open 41 new stores next month

Books-A-Million Actually OPENING New Stores

News by Rob Hart October 28, 2011
Books-A-Million is bucking the trend of the struggling bookstore, opening 41 new locations next month.
St. Mark's Bookshop request for a rent reduction was denied

St. Mark's Bookshop Rent Reduction Request Denied

News by Rob Hart October 26, 2011
The owners of St. Mark's Bookshop in New York City were denied their request for a reduction in rent, another blow to the struggling indie bookstore

Ask The Lit Coach: "Should Writers Settle Themselves Into A Single Genre In Order To Be Successfully Published?" and More

Column by Erin Reel October 24, 2011
Author branding and the outlook for Transgressive fiction are the subjects in the 2nd issue of Ask The Lit Coach.

The Case Against Ebook Self-Publication

Column by Paul Graham Raven October 21, 2011
Ebook self-publishing is a cop-out, it’s a settling-for-less born of laziness, and - lipstick the pig as much as you like - it’s no different from the self-publishing of old.

Books Without Borders: Life after Liquidation

Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen October 20, 2011
Plenty of publishers and booksellers, authors and editors, baristas, retailers, and representatives worked with Borders to stock the shelves, sign books, make deals and jerk lattes. So what now?

Storyville: Finding Your Voice

Column by Richard Thomas October 19, 2011
Embarking on the quest to find your very own literary voice
Library lending of eBooks up 200 percent

eBook Borrowing From Libraries Up 200 Percent

News by Rob Hart October 14, 2011
More than 12 million eBooks have been checked out from libraries so far this year, an increase of 200 percent over last year--and that number could climb to 16 million by year's end.

Ask The Lit Coach: "Is It Possible To Get An Agent Or Book Publishing Deal Based Only On A Few Short Stories?" and More

Column by Erin Reel October 10, 2011
Pitching a book series and the strength of an author's portfolio are the subjects of this week's Ask The Lit Coach.

The Case for eBook Self-Publication

Column by Paul Graham Raven October 7, 2011
A hyperbolic exercise in Devil's advocacy for electronic publication.
Michael Moore St. Mark's

Michael Moore Throws His Considerable "Weight" Behind The St. Mark's Rent Concession Campaign

News by Joshua Chaplinsky October 4, 2011
Love him or hate him, Michael Moore is doing his part to support Independent book stores and so should you!

Contents Unchanged: Don't Judge A Book By Its Packaging

Column by John Jarzemsky October 3, 2011
An examination of the cultural backlash against eReaders and how books are changing (and remaining the same) in the post-bookstore world of digital content delivery.

Offline Marketing: How To Promote Yourself Without A Computer

Column by Brandon Tietz October 1, 2011
In an industry that is steadily shifting towards online marketing, there is still no substitute for the face-to-face interaction that is live networking. Here’s a few methods you might be neglecting.