In today’s technology obsessed culture, finding people who enjoy reading books in their spare time is a challenging and disheartening task. It’s hard for most people to find the time to pick up a work of art, when there are Snapchat stories to catch up on, Tumblr posts to reblog, and Instagram pictures to filter. However, true booklovers know the joy that comes from escaping into word-soaked pages. There are several qualities that all booklovers share.
While waiting to see what Kindle Unlimited’s new per-page payout might do to authors’ income, Hugh Howey says he realized what Amazon exclusivity might mean for readers: a “superior medium.”
In a rich signal of a maturing self-publishing sector, the author Hugh Howey opens a new dialog on the unthinkable: the importance of quality control — if the readership writers need is to be expanded.
I’m a collector, what can I say?
The publishing specialist Jane Friedman asks authors to reconsider a widely popular trend toward self-publishing as a means of attracting a traditional contract. “A serious epidemic of impatience,” she calls it.
From two strong voices in today’s publishing commentary, questions of how books can be accommodated in a digitally-fast age, and whether we’re doing all we can to make them worth the effort.
In an unusual opening to a publishing industry conference, German author and journalist Kathrin Passig speaks of the collaborative imperative — and shortcomings she has observed — in the author-publisher relationship today.
In the run-up to the London Book Fair, Monday’s Publishing for Digital Minds conference at Olympia London is the first of the year’s trade-show-opening publishing conferences.
At Charleston’s PubSense conference for writers, attendees learn about the free SELF-e service from Library Journal. The program, free for authors, has begun curating independently published ebooks for harried librarians both at the state and national level.
In what some authors may find surprising, a leading ‘gatekeeper,’ literary agent Kristin Nelson, says an authoritative personality can be writer’s best friend in negotiation — the best chance you have of seeing the gate to your prosperity well-kept.