Tag: book publishing

by Yael Grauer

Award-winning investigative journalist, author and anthropologist Scott Carney thinks that writers are getting paid too little. Way too little. His solution? To make publications compete against one another — and after raising $9,307 from 246 backers (full disclosure: I was one of them) through Kickstarter in May, he’s now launched a two-tiered project to do just that. […] more »

by Sarah Juckes

The following piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. A lot of authors write books to earn a living, and there are a few nifty services out there to help you do just that. I work with CompletelyNovel, a publishing […] more »

by Simon Owens

For awhile it probably seemed to some friends and family that Rebecca Faith Heyman had pursued an expensive degree at NYU without any intention of actually using it. She did her undergraduate and graduate degrees there, both in English, and while many of her classmates secured internships at the big publishers and magazines, Heyman spent […] more »

by Rich Bellis

This week sees a number of changes on the e-book best-seller list, beginning right at the very top. Stephen King’s new novel “Revival” knocks John Grisham’s “Gray Mountain” down a peg to No. 2, after the latter spent two weeks at No. 1. Grisham and King are among the best-known and best-selling authors in the world, and although nearly half […] more »

by Miral Sattar

I don’t know when or why I started doing it, but every time I go to a conference I almost always do a minority report and grade the diversity of the attendants that the conference brings in my head. Perhaps it’s because I’m not just a woman, but a woman of color, usually a minority group […] more »

by Mark Glaser

In the past, authors just had to work on the craft of writing and let their publishers figure out the rest. Now, we live in an age where authors have the power to do much more than write; they also market, promote, tweet, Facebook — basically build an online platform for their work and fan […] more »

by Barbara E. Hernandez

E-book author Victoria Hudson doesn’t like Amazon or the power it seems to wield with independent writers. She didn’t want to sell her book and short stories on its Kindle Direct Publishing Select program, something she calls “too restrictive to authors.” Instead she chose an alternative book distributor based in the San Francisco Bay Area […] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Nathan Gibbs 1. The Internet changes how we remember (Scientific American) 2. Larry Downes: Why Best Buy is going out of business…gradually (Forbes) 3. The verified Twitter account for Rupert Murdoch’s wife was fake (ReadWriteWeb) 4. Volkswagen turns off Blackberry email after work hours (BBC News) 5. Laura Hazard Owen: What’s 2012 […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Click here to read the whole series Print books have survived the onslaught of so many new forms of media over the years, from movies to television to the Internet. But digital media finally caught up to books with the introduction and popularity of e-books and e-readers, with lower price points and the convenience of […] 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 this series, I’ve been 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. So […] more »