The New Binge-Ability Of Books

The New Binge-Ability Of Books

News by Peter Derk June 9, 2016
Forget waiting, we want binge-able books, and we want them now!
‘Making a Murderer’ Lawyer Lands Book Deal

‘Making a Murderer’ Lawyer Lands Book Deal

News by Raine Winters March 10, 2016
The story of Steven Avery isn’t over just yet.

Read the Instructions & Other Things You Don’t Know About Getting Published

Column by Joe Biel
Despite how things may seem, often times success in publishing is determined by how well we follow basic guidelines, schedules, and procedures.
Oyster eBook Service Shuts Down

Oyster eBook Service Shuts Down, Future of eBooks In Question

News by Peter Derk September 24, 2015
What does the Oyster shutdown and the fall in eBook sales all mean, really?

In Defense Of The Big 6

Column by Keith Rawson
Is the Big 6 a graveyard of creativity, or hot bed returning to its former glory?
HarperCollins at War with Amazon

HarperCollins at War with Amazon

News by Raine Winters April 2, 2015
Who didn’t see this coming?
Amazon Can Fix Your Toilet

Amazon Can Fix Your Toilet

News by Peter Derk
Amazon will hook you up with someone to fix your toilet. This is real.

Why Six Figure Advances Will Destroy the Publishing Industry

Column by Cath Murphy February 26, 2015
The six figure publishing deal for debut novels is back. Here's why it needs to go away again. Forever.

The Big Six: A Glance Back at the History of Publishing

Column by Leah Dearborn January 12, 2015
This handful of companies wields a great deal of influence over the written word. But how did they begin, and how did they get to be so big?

Seven Important Marketing Lessons We Can Learn From the Bestselling Books of 2014

Column by Cath Murphy December 23, 2014
Why pay big bucks to marketing consultancies when unlocking the secrets of the bestseller is a simple matter of looking at Amazon lists and making a few snap judgments?

The Ethical Author

Column by Dean Fetzer December 17, 2014
Do we have a responsibility to our readers to behave ethically when we market our books?
Hachette and Amazon Freeze Over Hell, Come To Agreement

Hachette and Amazon Freeze Over Hell, Come To Agreement

News by Peter Derk
After a period of controversy and questionable business practices all around, Hachette and Amazon sign eBook agreement.
Sweet Or Low: The Novel That Ads Built

Sweet or Low: The Novel That Ads Built

News by Peter Derk November 3, 2014
Is Hillary Carlip's new project full of sweet highs, or is it all artificial lows?

Five Terrifying Things About Getting Published

Column by Ed Sikov October 17, 2014
You think that getting published would be a joyous occasion. Think again. It's a horror show.

10 Soul-Crushing Things About Writing in 2014

Column by Phil Jourdan August 14, 2014
Find it hard promoting yourself, dealing with incompetent online reviewers, or taking writing advice from viral marketers? You're not alone.

Path to Publication 3.0: I Have A Book Deal Again!

Column by Rob Hart August 5, 2014
Time to put the gears of war back into motion.
Amazon's New Digital Battle Plan

All Your Money Are Belong To Us: Amazon's New Digital Battle Plan

News by Peter Derk July 16, 2014
Amazon is testing a Netflix-style service for eBooks and audio eBooks.

Lawyers: Pros or Cons? Part 2 — Why You Should Love Lawyers

Column by Jessica Meddows
Lawyers have a bad reputation. Ed talked about why you should hate them, now I explain why you should love them.

Lawyers: Pros or Cons? Part 1 — Why Lawyers Suck

Column by Ed Sikov July 16, 2014
Lawyers are supposed to protect writers from lawsuits, but really they just get in the way.

The Five Predicted Outcomes of Hachette vs. Amazon

Column by Daniel Hope July 2, 2014
There are plenty of ideas about what will happen as a result of the Hachette and Amazon negotiations. We breakdown the most common predictions.

Does Size Matter? A Treatise on Big Books

Column by Leah Dearborn June 24, 2014
They say not to judge a book by its cover, but what about the thickness of its binding?

Good Sex, Great Prayers: A Journey in Publication (Part 7: Release Party, Reviews, and a Fond Farewell)

Column by Brandon Tietz June 23, 2014
The seventh and final installment of the "Good Sex, Great Prayers" series covers the release party, reviews, and parting thoughts of the author.

Be Cool: How Not To Be a Diva Debut Author

Column by Erin Reel June 20, 2014
The transition from unknown writer to debut author can be a socially awkward one. Inevitably, you're bound to make a few faux pas. Make enough of them and you bear the risk of being labeled a "Diva."