Spring 2019 Publishers’ Preview: Five Questions for Remy Lai — The Horn Book
In the illustrated middle-grade novel Pie in the Sky, Jingwen faces the challenges of a new culture and language when he, his mother, and his semi-bratty little brother move to Australia. It’s tough, but pie helps 1. What’s your sibling story? I’m the middle child of five — two older sisters and two younger brothers — perfectly situated to fight with all of them. Because my mother always blamed my sisters, my strategy was: pick fights with them. But as much as my…
How Dr. Seuss’s publisher helped finish a forgotten book
In 2013, an unfinished book by Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, was discovered in a box. Now “What Pet Should I Get” has been published and become an instant bestseller. It was completed by Cathy Goldsmith, who worked with Geisel on his last six books. Goldsmith and children's book author and illustrator Greg Pizzoli join Jeffrey Brown.
Susan Kamil, a Top Book Editor and Publisher, Dies at 69
Salman Rushdie, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Lena Dunham, Elizabeth Strout, Gary Shteyngart and Prince were among the authors she nurtured.
For Indie Publishers: When and Why to Work with a Trade Book Distributor
A trade distributor is a partner company who takes over the responsibility of selling your books to trade accounts like bookstores and wholesalers.
Why publishers have video dreams
Publishers want to be programmers as video becomes the very crowded lifeboat of media.
How book publishers can build a compelling direct channel
Disruption has radically altered the book publishing industry and the rate of change shows no signs of slowing down. Publishers have developed a love/hate relationship with Amazon, particularly as they struggle with the mega-retailer’s annual demands for more favorable terms. The Hachette/Amazon dispute is simply the latest and most publicized example, but it certainly won’t be the last one Book publishers need to address their reliance…
Here’s How Publishers Have Been Performing in the Social Video Space This Spring
What book would you give someone you wanted to have terrible dreams?
There's no gift like a good book — it shows that you've thought about the person, and you're sharing the most precious thing humans can create: a story. But sometimes, giving a book says "I want you to have screaming surreal nightmares." What book would you give to someone you wanted to inflict bad dreams on?
Five Examples of How Publishers Have Used UGC to Grow
Content - Today's successful publishers are integrating new ways for readers to contribute content on their site. Doing so helps those companies increase customer loyalty and promote community.
» What is a Chapbook + 8 Chapbook Publishers
Written by Emily Harstone Chapbooks are very small books, usually no more than 30 pages in length, 50 at the most. They frequently have no spine and are often bound with staples. They have been around for a long time, at least since the 16th century, when they were associated with fiction, but now they almost always function as a vehicle for poetry There are a number of presses and literary journals that publish chapbooks either through open submissions or through social contacts.…
What Is Your Favorite Book?
It's The Great American Read and we want to know your favorite book! Share yours in the comments and make sure to join the Facebook group Great Read Mississi...
Blogs for Self-Publishers, April 13
Blogs for Self-Publishers, April 13 - 19, 2019 including Dan Wagstaff, Frances Caballo, John Doppler, Chris Syme, and Stephanie Chandler
What 3 publishers have learned from their approach to paywalls
The Toronto Star, Bild and The Times and Sunday Times give insights into their take on subscription-based models, mulling over their successes and failures
Cory Doctorow Launches a Bookstore Where Authors Sell on Behalf of Publishers
Cory Doctorow just announced his support for an ebookstore platform that has me scratching my head. It's not just that he has apparently abandoned his support for free Creative Commons-licensed ebooks in favor of selling ebooks (welcomes to 2007, Cory!) but also that he believes that authors should be sales staff for publishers. From PW: Walkaway has traditional publishers, and it will have a traditional e-book…
Top UK publishers have a new alliance to compete with the duopoly
Despite the many setbacks of previous attempts, dozens of alliances have sprung up among publishers and broadcasters across Europe in the last year.
5 Warnings I Wish I Could Have Given Myself Before I Published My First Book
It’s often said that hindsight is 20/20. And after publishing my first book, I can definitely see why that’s so.
How We Lost Bookshops Thanks to Amazon and Publishers
Why does Amazon rule supreme in book sales? Bookseller Tim Waterstone recounts the story of how his eponymous chain was ruined.
What's It Like to Write a Book?
Question: What’s it like to be a published author? Answer (How long do you have?): #1. Awesome. #2. Somewhat like bringing a baby into the world (read about the similarities here). #3. In retrospect, though, the process is summed up perfectly by Adam Grant, NYTimes best-selling author, professor