While the traditional advance/royalty model is the least risky for authors, its open to only a limited few within a limited framework. Publishers are buying books that they can sell to bookstore buyers and distribution partners. The benefit of digital reseller market is that the filter is not the bookstore buyer or the distribution buyer because there is no artificial limitation set physical boundaries. The digital bookshelf is infinite and endless.
I hope you are enjoying the holidays. We are taking a mini vacation this week (if you haven’t noticed the light schedule this past week) which means only one review a day and no opinions. Today we’ve got a link… more
Candace Sams continues her notoriety tour by making the Guardian blog. “When Authors Attack” is the headline. Sams has since deleted her posts, but we do have screenshots for posterity sake. If you haven’t had your fill of Amazon review… more
The UK focused publishing site, The Bookseller, had an article that suggests the delay of ebooks could only strengthen Amazon instead of weakening it. UK trade insider warned deferral was dangerous. “It is never a good response to say to… more
Dr. Sarah Frantz (aka Joan here at Dear Author) has an article published in the Jane Austen Society of North America. You can read the entire article here in which Dr. Frantz talks about the legacy of Darcy in the… more
Hardcovers are the lifeblood of the trade publishing industry. Without hardcovers, the trade publishing industry will die. David Young, CEO Hachette Book Group: “I can’t sit back and watch years of building authors sold off at bargain-basement prices. It’s about… more
Over at Smart Bitches I noticed that there is an ebook sale at eHarlequin today. Using the code CUTINHALF, you will receive 50% off any ebook in the eHarlequin library. I think that they have over 2,000 ebooks for sale…. more
I’ve been a long proponent of authors giving away their content as a way to seed new readers. Publishers tend to agree with this concept giving away free digital books or even masses of free paper books. The idea is… more