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The worst deal on Prime Day ever: $2,630.52 for a used paperback

"At the same time, I would think Amazon wouldn't want their platform used for less than honorable ... party vendors to sell authors' books with zero oversight," Vida Engstrand, director of communicati... read more

The Cold War-themed board game that feels more relevant than ever

“All you’d need ... choice of publisher was GMT. “It wasn’t a massively impressive prototype, physically,” says Gene Billingsley, co-founder of GMT, who watched Matthews and Gupta demo their game that ... read more

Rockefeller University Press launches new science journal with the publishing arms of EMBO and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Science is advancing faster than ever, and scientific publishing strives to keep up. As researchers generate more and more data, and increasingly collaborate across disciplines, they need more options ... read more

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These romance writers ditched their publishers for ebooks — and made millions

“As an author, I was not high up on the publishing food chain and [my ideas] were rarely ever listened ... the timeline is less than a month for indie authors. “People read the next romance next serie... read more


The Trade Deadline Matters Less Than Ever

Moreover, teams like the Astros and Indians can run away with their divisions without adding anything (although the Indians’ bullpen appears to need significant help ... probably matters less than eve... read more

John Locke Author: Secrets to Self-Publishing Success

One of the biggest self-publishing ... copies of ebooks in less than five months for five times more than he sells his fiction works, since the formula is fairly simple, the least complicated of this ... read more

Book Publishers Need to Wake Up and Smell the Disruption

The latest piece of evidence is the story of independent author ... publishing their own e-books, Hocking has never had a traditional publishing deal — and yet, she has sold almost one million copies ... read more

The International Publishers Association at WIPO: Drawing a Line at Copyright Exceptions

And that’s important, he said, because in an era in which we see efforts at undermining copyright protection (as in Canada’s Copyright Modernization Act), publishers need to be vigilant ... “but if we ... read more

How to Succeed as an Author: Give Up on Writing

Typically for fiction these days, my latest novel has sold roughly two (for the author, less lucrative) e-books for every hardback. Publishers are more impatient than ever ... of my work life ever sin... read more

4K Review: 'Ready Player One' Is Looking Great, But The Bonuses Less So

He gets slightly more time than Ant-Man and the Wasp's Hannah John-Kamen ... following a "mid six-figure publishing deal from Random House for North American rights." But I've read excerpts, and found ... read more

To cash in on Kindle Unlimited, a cabal of authors gamed Amazon’s algorithm

Shortly thereafter, Amazon rolled out the next iteration of Kindle Unlimited — authors would now be paid per page read. Many self-publishers ... a book older than 30 days is likely to drop precipitous... read more

How Amazon Quietly Became America's Biggest Publisher of Translated Literature

This has its advantages: Amazon’s imprints rarely if ever have to worry about the kinds of things that occupy the time of a traditional publishing houses: everything from standard publicity efforts to ... read more



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