How is Self-Publishing Affecting the Publishing Industry?

The following is a guest post by Vanessa Lang. Disclaimer, I’m not a fan of Lulu.com for reasons I’ll outline in a future blog. One of the main ones is that CreateSpace does the same thing, does it better, and offers more for the emerging author. —- The growing popularity if self-publishing has people wondering…

Apple & the eBook Revolution

Later this month, sources claim that Apple won’t be talking about the latest techno-gadget they made before everyone else. They’re known for their cutting-edge technology, quality products, and elitist pricing, but this month’s Apple event won’t focus on any of that. This month, they’re talking eBooks and eBook Publishing through their iBook platform. Yay! See…

Killing Themselves Over eBooks

I’ve said it before myself. NY Big Boy Publishers are only hurting themselves (well, along with their readers and their authors, I suppose) with their stance on eBooks. Here is an interesting blog post on the subject of DRM by author Charlie Stross: “Cutting Their Own Throats” Excerpt: The corporate drive for DRM is motivated…

eBook Pirates & Lending (Podcast)

Episode 25: eBook Pirates & Lending New York is still making stupid decisions when it comes to eBooks. They’ve pulled their eBooks from Amazon’s Lending Library. Also, a look at the huge scare around eBook Pirates. Is it really anything to worry about? Remember, obscurity is worse. Publishing & Marketing Realities: Episode 25 – eBook…

Amazon’s KDP Select

Early last month, Amazon introduced their KDP Select Program for Kindle authors. This is a way to earn added royalties, use added promotional tools for your title, and get prime visibility on Amazon.com. Through KDP Select, Amazon Prime members can read any KDP Select Kindle eBook for free through the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. From…

Guest Post: Editor-Phobia

The following is a guest post by Muffy Morrigan: In all the years I’ve been around the publishing business, the one thing I’ve noticed is many people have a fear of editors. The fear has become so great, in fact, that more and more people are not even calling editors “editors” but using “beta” instead….

Podcast Hiatus

With impending deadlines and the approaching holidays, I’ve decided to take a hiatus from podcasting until the beginning of 2012. Until then, I should be able to keep up at least some of the other posts, but if not, I’ll be back in full form in 2012.

Guest Post: My Write App

The following is a guest post by Paul E. Cooley. For an author, e-books can be their own special kind of hell. They’re inexpensive to produce, should be inexpensive for the reader, and allow writers to include all sorts of contextual information that is impossible to duplicate in their paper brethren. However, who wants to…

Sleeping With the Enemy (Podcast)

Something new today: instead of talking about one of my former blog posts with additional commentary, I’ll be talking about a very interesting post by author Kiana Davenport, with additional commentary. The link to Ms. Davenport’s blog is below. I do have quite a few things to say about NY publishing after reading this post,…

From Bookstore to Publisher…the Revolution of Amazon.com

Guest Post by Sabrina Jackson: In this day in age, we take to Amazon.com for pretty much anything our hearts desire.  Not only can you access the site to purchase that new book by your favorite author…but while you’re at it you can also add a plasma TV along with gourmet foods and wine to…