Amazon Cuts Publishers Out of the Mix, Makes Deals With Writers

Releasing a book on one of the world’s largest publishing marketplaces could help your company. Here's a quick guide to the basics of self-publishing. Continue reading at 'PC World'

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New Works by Writers with Disabilities Hit Publisher Lists

For the first time, a spate of new and forthcoming titles written by people with disabilities across the United States suggests that the publishing industry may finally be amplifying their voices and stories. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Everyone feels the pain’: Major digital publishers enact pay and benefits cuts to stanch the bleeding

Several publishers have begun announcing their pay cuts and furlough plans as ad revenue continues drying up. Seeing patterns from previous recessions, former media execs explain why these cost controls are only temporary fixes. The post ‘Everyone feels the pain’: Major digital publishers enact... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2020-03-31 04:01:00 UTC ]
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PubWest to Amazon: Publishing Needs Your Help

PubWest has published an open letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos asking him to support independent publishers by placing a moratorium on certain fees and by making books more of a priority for shipping as soon as possible. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Google makes it easier for studios to self-publish Stadia games

Google has launched a new program called Stadia Makers that could lead to the release of more titles for the platform, particularly ones from experienced indie developers. The tech giant has announced the project during its virtual Games Developer Su... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2020-03-24 12:31:00 UTC ]
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Emerald Publishing launches £20,000 fund to make coronavirus research available

Emerald Publishing has launched a £20,000 fund to cover article processing charges, supporting social scientists in making their research on health emergencies such as coronavirus rapidly available.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-16 15:58:43 UTC ]
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Coronavirus: International Publishers Make COVID-19 Research Content Freely Available

Research houses and scholarly publishers and associations are pooling their content for professional and public access free of charge. The post Coronavirus: International Publishers Make COVID-19 Research Content Freely Available appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-03-16 08:15:00 UTC ]
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Wildfire cuts 'major' world rights deal for The Persians

Wildfire has acquired an authoratative and accessible narrative history, The Persians, by Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones in a "major" deal.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-13 12:24:56 UTC ]
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Jessica Kingsley Publishers launches writing prize for trans and non-binary writers

Jessica Kingsley Publishers has launched a non-fiction writing prize for trans and non-binary writers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-12 09:48:12 UTC ]
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Ronan Farrow Cuts Ties with Publisher Hachette Over Woody Allen Memoir

Ronan Farrow has cuts ties with publisher Hachette over their decision to publish Woody Allen's memoir. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-05 21:43:26 UTC ]
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Sports Publisher Minute Media Makes Half Its Revenue from Licensing Tech

Many digital publishers looking for alternative revenue streams to advertising turn to subscriptions and commerce. But Minute mMedia, home to Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2020-03-03 18:30:12 UTC ]
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Latinx in Publishing Debuts Writers Mentorship Program

Literary nonprofit Latinx in Publishing has launched a new initiative, the Writers Mentorship Program, which is aimed at providing unpublished and/or unagented writers who identify as Latinx with professional mentorship opportunities. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-25 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Former Knopf Assistant Sells Publishing Novel in Seven Figure Deal

Every assistant sifting through the slush pile, dreaming of selling their own novel, can now focus on the tale of Zakiya Harris, a former assistant editor who just sold her debut to Atria in a seven-figure deal. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-21 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Former Knopf Assistant Sells Publishing Novel in Seven Figure Deal

Every assistant sifting through the slush pile, dreaming of selling their own novel, can now focus on the tale of Zakiya Harris, a former assistant editor who just sold her debut to Atria in a seven-figure deal. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-21 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Excuse me: Is Amazon really using this small publisher to try to prove that it’s not evil?

Last night, I was in my third hour of binge-watching The Bold Type when I stumbled upon an ad that made me do a double-take. The ad was for Amazon Storefronts, a section launched in 2018 as a way for small and medium-sized businesses to sell products directly through Amazon. The video’s got... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-02-20 17:52:28 UTC ]
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Colin Kaepernick Launches Publishing House, Has Audible Audio Deal

Free agent NFL quarterback and social activist Colin Kaepernick plans to publish a memoir via his own publishing venture and release an audiobook version of the untitled book via an exclusive deal with Audible. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-14 05:00:00 UTC ]
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First published in 1924, ‘Still She Wished for Company’ makes for a delicious, if bittersweet, Valentine’s Day treat

The novel, which enters the public domain this year, is one of the pioneering works of paranormal or “time-slip” romance. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-02-12 19:00:00 UTC ]
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First published in 1924, ‘Still She Wished for Company’ makes for a delicious, if bittersweet, Valentine’s Day treat

The novel, which enters the public domain this year, is one of the pioneering works of paranormal or “time-slip” romance. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-02-12 07:00:00 UTC ]
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What if the main character of your favorite classic book were black? A publisher makes it so

Penguin Random House teams with TBWA and Barnes & Noble to launch #DiversityEditions for Black History Month. During the Pequod‘s last voyage in Herman Melville’s classic Moby Dick, Captain Ahab is 58 years old. Physically, he has a prosthetic leg made of whale bone, and a pale white mark or... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2020-02-05 09:00:42 UTC ]
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Publishers: Don’t Cut Corners on CCPA Compliance

The California Consumer Privacy Act is officially in effect, but many publishers and vendors still aren’t taking preparations seriously, as the Attorney General's office won’t begin enforcement for another six months. Some will take a last-minute, band-aid approach, doing the bare minimum to... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-01-21 16:05:21 UTC ]
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Publishing insiders predict 'monster' global book deal for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could become the next generation's Obamas with book deals worth "an eye-watering amount of money" now they are stepping back as "senior" royals, publishing insiders have said. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-10 10:36:03 UTC ]
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