Print is alive and well—at least for books – The first three posts today are all related to book sales and earnings. This report from Deloitte, part of their TMT (technology, media, telecommunications) predictions for 2015, and it’s global in… more
Book News: James Patterson Makes Good On $1M Promise To Indies – Regardless of whatever you think about James Patterson’s insistence that American literature is imperiled, you have to respect his willingness to put his money where his mouth is… more
Mark Coker Reviews ‘Exciting’ 2014 at Smashwords – So according to Mark Coker, 2014 was a pretty good year for Smashwords authors, despite the overall slowing of the digital book market and the alleged drop in sales some Amazon authors… more
Wednesday News: EverAfter Romance app; Ingram signs independent publishers; PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts...
EverAfter Romance App – Diversion books has created a new app dedicated to Romance. They have told Jane that they will be trying hard to provide freebies and discounted books, as well as full catalogs from the traditional publishers and… more
Agency returned – Now that Hachette v. Amazon seems to be resolves, let the Monday morning quarterbacking begin! Actually, this seems to be a pretty good — and relatively brief — analysis from The Bookseller on how Hachette’s desire to… more
Digital Census: 10 key findings – This “census” was apparently the result of surveying 1000 people. Which people and where? The article does not say. Apparently, though, if you’re a FutureBook delegate, you’ll get a copy of the original 25-page… more