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Henry Adams’s 1880 Novel, ‘Democracy,’ Resonates Now More Than Ever

The enduring relevance of “Democracy” is a tribute to the gifts of Henry Brooks Adams, whose identity as the author was revealed by the publisher after Adams ... the sum of their parts. No less a stud... read more

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

African American Artists Are More Visible Than Ever. So Why Are Museums Giving Them Short Shrift?

Our research finds that less than three percent of museum acquisitions ... becoming the most expensive work by an American artist ever sold at auction. Such landmark moments make it easy to ... read more

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Authors of book about Bushes share couple's love story during visit to Texas A&M

Thinking the story would make for a wonderful book, a publisher encouraged the two to team up and expand the story. The women collected interviews and had Sosa's own memories to draw from, but they wo... read more


I Survived Thyroid Cancer—but Dealing With the Side Effects Has Been Harder Than I Ever Imagined

At the time, I was a busy single mom of a 6-year-old boy who worked in publishing and as an author. So I resorted to my usual ... Papillary and follicular thyroid cancers account for more than 90% of ... 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

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

In the aftermath of India’s historic ruling on gay sex, organizers plan first-ever Queer Literature Festival in Uttar Pradesh

On August 30th, less than a week before the court gave its decision, Yusra Hussain at the Times of India reported that organizers operating as the Awahd Queer Committee (AQC) were planning the first-e... read more

App Annie Repurposes Its Mobile App Analytics Platform For EBooks, Launches Tools For Authors & Publishers

Today, mobile app analytics firm App Annie is stepping up to do that tracking with the launch of a new product line aimed at authors, publishers ... The expansion comes less than a month after the com... read more

Why Our History Is More Urgent Than Ever

I spoke with Lepore earlier this month about the book and her thoughts on publishing it in this ... I think of the Lincoln quote [as] less of a warning than as a call, not to arms, but to action. 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

NSFW: A Modest Proposal For Authors Who Abandon Their Publishers — Give Me A Break

Snarkiness aside, I’ve written before about the importance of publishers (or broadcasters, or record labels) as filters: how in a world where anyone can publish a book, we’re more likely than ever ... ... read more

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