Dec 19 2012
Wednesday News: Penguin settles agency pricing suit with DOJ; YA erotica is here; Instagram’s TOS subject to outcry
Penguin is introducing Andrea Cremer’s erotic stories based on her Nightshade world in the spring of 2013.
Maybe the market has space for the clean/radio edit and the explicit version but if so, I suspect ratings can’t be far behind. Will the ratings just be for sexual content or also include ratings for violence and other “mature” material?
The language we proposed also raised question about whether your photos can be part of an advertisement. We do not have plans for anything like this and because of that we’re going to remove the language that raised the question. Our main goal is to avoid things like advertising banners you see in other apps that would hurt the Instagram user experience. Instead, we want to create meaningful ways to help you discover new and interesting accounts and content while building a self-sustaining business at the same time.
I suspect that it will be hard for Macmillan to hold out against the DOJ now that Penguin has folded. Pengun’s merger with Random House likely means that Random House will likely abandon agency in the near future as well. (Just my guess there)Digital Book World
“Another audiobook publisher is getting into the print and e-book business. Brilliance Audio will begin publishing hardcover, trade paperbacks and e-book originals next year under the Grand Harbor Press imprint. Grand Harbor will focus on self-help and inspirational categories and will plans to release 10 titles in its first year.”PublishersWeekly
Audible will sponsor the Guardian books homepage, book reviews and books podcast in print and online, though the paper stresses that that means branding and advertising, not editorial input. The companies are also launching ”The Guardian Audio Edition,” a free weekly selection of articles read aloud.paidContent