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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

Aspiring authors – you are not alone

Even editors need other editors ... or for less than the minimum wage? It’s a bizarre and horribly widespread notion that people in the creative arts should work for nothing, or for “the exposure”. ... read more

Legal Issues in Self-Publishing: What Authors Need to Know

Every publishing agreement that I have ever seen has ... think this is happening less and less, leaving the author exposed. And I'm seeing a lot of agreements that, particularly for non-fiction books, ... read more

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Teens Have Less Face Time with Their Friends—and Are Lonelier than Ever

Become a supporter and enjoy The Good Men Project ad free To do this, my co-authors ... a year than 10th-graders in the 1980s did. Overall, 12th-graders now spend an hour less on in-person social ... read more


Bestselling German author Utta Danella dies

The private funeral took place amongst immediate family, at the author's request. According to her publishers, the writer penned no less than 43 novels - many of which ... It is said to be the ... 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

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

Major Publishers Are Not Listening to Authors

The average traditionally published author ... need one or two of those books to make it big”. She added: “Corporate publishers are engaged in a kind of intellectual property gambling. In this ... 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

2018 Book Publishing Predictions - Are Indie Authors Losing their Independence?

A key feature of KU is that the author's list price is irrelevant. Authors are compensated less than one ... to offer ever-lower prices, and to earn an ever-lower percentage of those prices. At this ... 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

New Guild Report Finds More Declines in Author Earnings

Amazon has “democratized” publishing enabling more people to publish books than ever before and the survey found that 76% of self-published authors used one of Amazon's platform. Amazon's requirement ... read more



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