Apparently, everyone (Christina Dodd) wants (Barbara Samuel, Mary Jo Putney, Elizabeth Bevarly, and Karen Harbaugh) some (Linda Lael Miller) of that paranormal sales love. Let’s not just beat the dead horse. Let’s grind her up and scatter her ashes like salt around Carthage. (note: Karen Harbaugh was writing vamp stories ... more >
Ms. Snark posted a followup to her Anne Start criticism. Was Anne Stuart’s comment brilliant viral marketing or a step closer to non publication? Some commenters think that we, err I, am a kettle and a nasty one at that.
David Rothman, the purveyor of book porn, put up this link today. Can any true bibliophile not get off looking at these pictures? As an aside, those library ladders are expensive. We were going to install one and it cost over a grand. Ned said I had to be content ... more >
AvidReader, Keishon, emailed me last night to give me the heads up of Random House’s ebookstore closing. I emailed Kelley Allen, Director of New Media at Random House, about the closing of ebookstore, contentlinkinc.com. He replied and said I could share his response with all of you. Please remember to ... more >
The search inside feature must be a big marketing tool. Harper Collins has it. Google has angered authors over its digitization plans. Now Microsoft is inviting authors and publishers to submit their books to its search inside feature. Send them your books. They’ll scan them in and index them and ... more >
Has wunderkind Jane Friedman lost her touch? After 9 straight years of record profits, first quarter sales for fiscal year 2007 (fiscal meaning budgetary year v. calendar year) were down 6% Part of the decreased profits are blamed on capital investments in digital and global projects. HarperCollins “has now digitized ... more >