DOJ Responds To Comments On eBook Pricing Fixing Lawsuit

DOJ Responds To Comments On eBook Price Fixing Lawsuit

News by Rob Hart July 24, 2012
The U.S. Department of Justice has been soliciting comments on its eBook price fixing lawsuit--and the agency has issued its response to said comments.

Ask The Agent: What State Of Completion Does Your Manuscript Have To Be In When You Start Querying, Query Letter Word Count and More!

Column by Bree Ogden July 23, 2012
Navigating the rough terrain of today’s publishing industry shouldn’t be a solo event. This week in Ask the Agent, I’ll explore and dissect two of the industry’s mysteries, straight from the shoulder.

Your Publisher Has Folded...Now What?

Column by Brandon Tietz July 12, 2012
Book deals are signed all the time, but what do you do when your publishing contract is cancelled? LitReactor examines such a case.

Don't Write Comics: How To Write Comics Part 2

Column by Kelly Thompson July 11, 2012
The 2nd in a series about writing for comics & graphic novels. Part 2 details what you'll need for a professional comics pitch, formatting and technical details, and how to actually write your comic.

Ask The Agent: What Does "Researching An Agent" Really Entail and More.

Column by Bree Ogden July 9, 2012
Navigating the rough terrain of today’s publishing industry shouldn’t be a solo event. This week in Ask the Agent, I’ll explore and dissect two of the industry’s mysteries, straight from the shoulder.

The Long & Winding Road: Part VI - What Happens When Your Book Doesn't Sell

Column by Kelly Thompson July 5, 2012
The final installment in a series chronicling my experiences with my first novel, including securing an agent and submitting to publishers. Part 6 details what happens when you don't sell.

Fifty Shades of Pay: A Failed Attempt To Get Rich By Writing Erotica

Column by Jack Joslin June 28, 2012
Should we give E.L. James a little more credit? A hands-on attempt at mimicking her success by erotica...
Men Still Dominate Bylines And Book Titles

Battle Of The Sexes: Men Still Dominate Bylines And Book Titles

News by Dave Reuss June 27, 2012
A new study shows women still held back when it comes to writing and publishing.

The Long & Winding Road: Part V - Submitting to Publishers

Column by Kelly Thompson June 25, 2012
Part 5 in a series chronicling my experiences with my first novel, including securing an agent and submitting to publishers. Part 5 details submitting to publishers.

YA Novels vs YA Comics

Column by Kelly Thompson June 22, 2012
A discussion of YA Comics and, why despite a glut of talent and smart books, they can't quite muster the sales and influence of their powerful cousins - YA Prose.
Penguin Digital Distribution w/ NY and Brooklyn Library

Penguin Signs Deal for Digital Distribution with New York and Brooklyn Library Systems

News by John Jarzemsky
Penguin publishing, the largest publisher in America, has announced a deal with the New York and Brooklyn Public libraries to make digital copies of its entire catalog available to both systems.
eBooks Outsell Hardcovers

eBooks Outsell Hardcovers For The First Time In The U.S.

News by Kimberly Turner June 18, 2012
According to the Association of American Publishers, eBooks have taken the sales crown from hardcovers, $282.3M to $229.6M in the first quarter of 2012. Does this mark a turning point in publishing?

The Long & Winding Road: Part IV – Editing With Agents

Column by Kelly Thompson June 18, 2012
Part 4 in a series chronicling my experiences with my first novel, including securing an agent and submitting to publishers. Part 4 details editing with an agent.
Authors File Suit Against PublishAmerica

Authors File Suit Against PublishAmerica

News by Rob Hart June 18, 2012
Three authors are suing PublishAmerica, a print-on-demand "publisher" they say makes money by shakings its authors down for fees.

Ask The Lit Coach: The Difference Between Brand and Platform and Why Every Author Needs Both

Column by Erin Reel June 11, 2012
We know authors are supposed to have a platform, but what about a brand? The Lit Coach shares why every fiction author needs both to get noticed in today's crowded lit landscape.

Indie Press Spotlight: Two Dollar Radio

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky May 30, 2012
Wondering where all the good books have gone? Acquaint yourself with Two Dollar Radio, publishers of some of the most exciting fiction out there right now.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Files For Bankruptcy

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Files For Bankruptcy

News by Kimberly Turner
Boston-based publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after striking a deal earlier this month to restructure $3.1 billion in debt into equity.

The Long & Winding Road: Part III – Talking To Agents

Column by Kelly Thompson May 21, 2012
The third in a series chronicling my experiences with my novel, including finding an agent and submitting to publishers. Part III details my experience with two agents interested in my novel.

Are Audiobooks Preparing to Overtake Ebooks?

Column by Joe Daly May 17, 2012
While lit snobs pontificate the primacy of tree meat or eBooks, the once-peaceful world of audiobooks has devolved into an all-out street brawl between producers, publishers and authors.
Warner Brothers To Release Script eBooks

Warner Brothers Prepping To Release Scripts As eBooks

News by Rob Hart May 1, 2012
Warner Brothers will take four of its most iconic films and release the scripts as eBooks. They'll be bundled with supplemental material and retail for $10 a pop.
Dog from 'The Artist' Signs Book Deal

The Dog from 'The Artist' Signs Deal, Proves Publishing Truly in the Dog House

News by Hanna Brooks Olsen April 30, 2012
What do Snooki, that lady who wrote '50 Shades Of Grey,' and the dog from 'The Artist' all have in common? Oh, just that they're going to be published authors soon.
USPS poetry stamps

Postal Service Does Adorable/Esoteric Thing, Makes Forever Stamps In Honor Of Poets

News by Hanna Brooks Olsen April 26, 2012
If anyone can understand the plight of the US Postal Service, who are being edged out by more efficient digital tools, it's people in publishing. Which is probably why they're pandering to lit nerds.
Tor/Forge To Ditch DRM On eBooks

Tor/Forge To Ditch DRM On eBooks

News by Rob Hart April 24, 2012
The publisher behind Tor, Forge, Orb, Starscape and Tor Teen--imprints of Macmillan--will stop applying DRM to its eBooks.
Amazon to re-release James Bond novels

Amazon Scores Huge Coup; Procures Rights To Entire James Bond Series

News by Rob Hart April 18, 2012
Amazon's Thomas & Mercer imprint will re-release the classic spy series in eBook and physical formats, with a deal that covers the next ten years.
the DOJ's lawsuit continues

The Fallout Continues: DOJ Lawsuit Means Amazon Will Slash eBook Prices; States Sue For Restitution

News by Rob Hart April 12, 2012
Amazon is preparing to slash eBook prices so it can sell more Kindles and lock in customers. Meanwhile, state attorneys general are looking for restitution on overpriced eBooks.