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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

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

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

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Ngugi, leading authors and publishers take stock of hits and misses in key city forum

“The seminar featured keynote speeches by renowned authors, decision makers ... The result is a generation that is reading less and watching more than ever before. We need governments, donor agencies, ... 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

How Japanese RPGs Inspired A New Generation Of Fantasy Authors

I’d been yearning to write fiction of my own ever since then as well—but ... for some of the most exciting young SFF authors publishing today. As a kid, with my love of writing blossoming ... read more

Roger Kimball: America is less racist than it has ever been

The sad point is that America is actually less racist than it's ever been, but it's also a lot more afraid than ... The president doesn't even need to run against Joe Biden. He can just run against ... read more

Median earnings of professional authors fall below the minimum wage

More than 200 years after Samuel Johnson asserted that “no man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money ... The bottom 50% of authors were those who earned less than £10,500 in 2013, and accounted ... read more

Publisher, Author Groups Protest Library Book Scanning Program

That plea is more measured than other recent statements on CDL, including from the Society of Authors ... out by the need to buy higher demand titles that give better return on investment. If ... read more

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