Ether for Authors: What Happens When Everybody’s a Critic?

Our look at the week's web buzz including hotbutton issues around reader reviews, at questions of print vs. ebooks, and at Amy Tan's new book cover. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-09-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ether for Authors: Are Publishers on a Tightrope with Author Solutions?

In Ether for Authors, Porter Anderson looks at the ties many publishing companies have with Author Solutions, at Amazon debates, and at drinking on the job. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Greg Tate, Celebrated Author, Critic, Musician, Dies at 64

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CILIP fends off criticism over lack of BAME authors on Carnegie longlist

CILIP has responded to criticism about the diversity of its Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal longlists - which feature no BAME authors - saying that while it "acknowledges and respects the concerns expressed", the longlisted books were "judged on merit and on an equal playing field". Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Authors take out full-page NYT ad to criticize Amazon

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'The Mockingbird Next Door,' a portrait of author Harper Lee, garners critical praise

The story of how journalist Marja Mills came to know the 'To Kill A Mockingbird' writer Lee is being called 'witty' and 'charming.' Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Issues on the Ether: Profit-Sharing Authors

Porter Anderson looks at Ian K. Ellard's concept of authors sharing profits with publishing-services experts in his winning essay at The Bookseller, The Toast. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Ether for Authors: Can We Stop Short of Overstatement?

Our weekly round-up of web buzz from Porter Anderson looks at how easily exaggerated interpretations of publishing industry commentary can skew the debate. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Ether for Authors: Is There an “Architecture of Collaboration” for Startups?

This week's web buzz takes in the troubled relationship between traditional publishers and startups, the death of Small Demons, writer dads, and more. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Ether for Authors: More Gatekeeping? Sisyphus Could Relate

Self-publishing, despite its community's diversity of style and material, may need awards and other 'gatekeeping' devices for coherence in the marketplace. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Ether for Authors: Can Turning Publishing Into a Competition Pay?

Our weekly round-up of web buzz looks at Italy's RCS Libri / Rizzoli Lab effort in co-publishing; self-publishing in Germany; author contracts; and more. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-11-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ether for Authors: Is Amazon Really in Retreat?

Porter Anderson looks at reactions to the news of Larry Kirshbaum's departure from Amazon Publishing, plus problems with print, and more. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Ether for Authors: Where Is Publishing’s Jetpack?

A look at a the week's round of web musing on the future of publishing in concept, creative work, and technical production, after Frankfurt Book Fair. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Ether for Authors: Is It Time for Publishing to Call a Truce?

Porter Anderson looks at the Frankfurt Book Fair, at Sprint Beyond the Book and Book Sprints, at pen names, and more in Ether for Authors this week. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Ether for Authors: What’s Important in the Man Booker Debate?

This week's buzz round-up looks at the controversial possible changes in the Man Booker Prize rules, New Zealand's publishing decline, Frankfurt tips and more. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Ether for Authors: Can You Sell Ebooks on the Half Shell?

In Ether for Authors, Porter Anderson looks at the Oyster ebook subscription service, at a CONTEC session ahead in Frankfurt, at book marketing, and more. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Ether for Authors: Is the Dust-Up Over Kobo’s Devices Fair?

In Publishing Perspectives' Ether for Authors, Porter Anderson looks at controversy over Kobo's new push, at ebook pricing, Frankfurt Academy's CONTEC, and more. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-09-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ether for Authors: And Would You Just Save the Libraries, Too, Please?

In his overview of the week's web buzz, Porter Anderson looks at an authors-for-libraries effort, DRM debates, Ewan Morrison's provocations, and more. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Ether for Authors: How Clear a View of Publishing Do We Have?

At Publishing Perspectives, Porter Anderson looks at Bowker's new market research, at grassroots survey efforts, and at questions around ebooks' potential. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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