Tag: book industry

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Justice Department confirms e-book pricing investigation (Digital Trends) 2. Mathew Ingram: What purpose do book publishers serve? (GigaOM) 3. Which online retailers do the best job of helping sell your e-books? (Online Journalism Review) 4. Amazon to publish children’s e-books for Kindle Fire (paidContent) 5. Amazon expands Kindle […] more »

by Jesse Young

This post is a guest post in response to a MediaShift story by Simon Owens that detailed how one novelist bypassed a publisher to raise money on Kickstarter. In this case, things didn’t go quite the same way. Chances are you’ve never heard of Nick Miller. He’s a writer, but you won’t be able to […] more »

by Felicia Pride

This week on MediaShift, we are exploring the dramatically changing publishing industry in our “Beyond the Book” special series. Stay tuned for more pieces like this one in the coming days. Sign up for our new weekly newsletter on e-books and self-publishing here. Click here to read the whole series I studied book publishing in […] more »

by Carla King

With triple-digit growth in self-publishing services, technologies evolving weekly, and advertising hype, it’s tough for authors to figure out which vendors to choose for which services. In a three-part series, I’m looking at three popular paths to get your print and e-book to online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores, without going through the subsidy presses. In […] more »

by Jenny Shank

A few years ago, I interviewed author Ron Carlson about his novel “The Signal.” I asked him about his experience with his longtime editor, Carol Houck-Smith, who had recently died. He remembered back to 1977 when he had just signed a deal to publish a novel with Houck-Smith at Norton: It’s such a treasure to […] more »