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Amazon is more dangerous than ever—and publishers need a plan

But as Amazon continues to expand far beyond its current terrifying $1tn etail presence, grabbing an even bigger piece of the bookselling pie, what are the implications for publishers and ... Book ... read more

4 Latina Authors on How to Break Into the Publishing Industry

Literary gatekeepers – publishing houses, agents, and editors who put together best-seller lists – are overwhelmingly white and less ... she could ever become a “serious author.” ... read more

Agents Discuss the New Norms of Christian Publishing

With a bird’s eye view of which authors and topics ... who says that publishers are more risk-averse now than ever before in her almost 15-year career. “Advances are tied closely to past sales and we ... read more

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Publishers Need To Adopt Strategies To Better Optimize Mobile Header Bids

That number was less than a quarter in 2018. Despite this uptick, the Index notes publishers need time to adopt strategies to better optimize mobile headers versus desktop. “Mobile advertising ... read more


IDEAS & TRENDS; For Some Authors, Book Publishers Pay Millions Without a Word

With the proliferation of book chains, publishers find they need such authors on their lists more than ever: they write the books that bring ... The better known an author is, the less you need a lot ... read more

Authors call for better communication with publishers

Publishers need to communicate better with authors ... In this environment, your precious book is less important to them than it is to you.” On self-publishing, 24% of authors said they would be ... read more

Why Writers Need Publishers…Or Do They?

Being noble, these patrons were not “investing” in a creative person — they were so rich they did not need ... publisher accept their work. Being published by a small publishing house is kind of cool. ... read more

Well established but not well-off: Canada's authors struggle to make ends meet, says study

That's 27 per cent less than what writers made three ... calls a "bestselling mentality" among publishers. At one point, a promising writer would get a two- or three-book deal with a publisher, ... read more

Author Reexamines Masculinity Following Attack in New Memoir

It has significantly changed the way I now live my life and I can truly say that I am happier and more at peace than I ever thought I could be ... brokenness, and need for salvation. ... 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 ... read more

80 publishers and platforms unite to fight misinformation about Argentina’s election

Last week, more than 80 media outlets and technology companies ... “(Chequeado is) not going to ever have the possibility of working in all the country. We need a new model, perhaps working in ... read more

Why We Need Independent Bookstores More Than Ever

Apart from the sales revenue (and my employer, New Directions, relies on the these channels much more than any of the Big Five publishers, by a factor of ten), there is the less quantifiable ... Guest ... read more



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