Self-Made Bestseller Weighs Traditional Deals

Hugh Howey has not quite broken out in the way recent self-publishing superstars like Amanda Hocking and John Locke have, but his sales record has made New York publishing houses take notice. Best known among his avid fan base for Wool, his five-part science fiction series, Howey estimates that this year alone he has sold nearly 140,000 copies of his work. Now, with an agent, he’s been entertaining offers from traditional houses. The problem, he told PW, is the digital royalty rate he’s being offered. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-04-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Self-Made Bestseller Weighs Traditional Deals

Hugh Howey has not quite broken out in the way recent self-publishing superstars like Amanda Hocking and John Locke have, but his sales record has made New York publishing houses take notice. Best known among his avid fan base for Wool, his five-part science fiction series, Howey estimates that... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-04-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Atlantic and Vox Media made their own deal with the AI Devil

In the last few months, news organizations have leapt into bed with OpenAI, hatching Faustian bargains where the cash-strapped media industry exchanges a monetary pittance for OpenAI's right to scrape and integrate their content into things like ChatGPT. Those that have signed in blood include... Continue reading at Engadget

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‘They made it look so easy’: traditional craft of bookbinding rejuvenated for the TikTok age

Enthusiasts are customising their favourite works and being rewarded with wide social media followingThe videos often begin with every bibliophile’s nightmare: a person ripping the covers off a book.They are not vandals, however; they are bookbinders, taking part in a growing trend for replacing... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Canceling My Book Deal Was the Best Career Move I’ve Ever Made

I started querying agents for my memoir, Negative Space, in 2012, after two years of writing and revising. I got a few rounds of passes, including several friendly rejections in which agents said they just didn’t “know how to sell” my book. I heard this refrain enough times that I started... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2021-03-11 12:00:00 UTC ]
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John Murray Learning buys self-made man's self-published bestseller

John Murray Learning has bought a self-published bestseller, Life Leverage, by Rob Moore. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Self-published star Jasinda Wilder lands seven-figure deal with traditional imprint

After selling more than 2m ebooks under her own steam, the DIY star has now sold ‘dark, sexy’ Madame X trilogy to Berkley BooksRomance novelist Jasinda Wilder has become the latest self-published writer to land a major deal with a mainstream publisher, after her “dark, sexy” Madame X trilogy was... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-04-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Best Prime Day tablet deals 2022: Early deals on Kindle Fire and more

Amazon sells more stuff than any other company on the planet. And one of the things that it sells the most of is tablets, specifically its own-brand Fire tablets. So when Amazon’s yearly celebration of unbound consumerism commences, you can bet there will be plenty of Prime Day deals on... Continue reading at PC World

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Mother of all book deals: Mike Pence signs seven-figure deal for memoirs

Ex-vice-president is first of Trump circle to snag lucrative dealSimon & Schuster to pay $3-4m for two booksMike Pence has signed a two-book deal for his memoir that is reported to be worth millions of dollars, making him one of the first of former president Donald Trump’s inner circle to... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Just how odd is this month’s bestseller list? A look at pre-election bestsellers from years past.

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Go viral, score book deal. 'Cat Person' author sells her debut book in the U.K., with U.S. deal in the works

The debut book from Kristen Roupenian, whose New Yorker short story “Cat Person” went viral far beyond the scope of most short fiction when it was published earlier this month, has been sold to British publisher Jonathan Cape, the Guardian reports. Roupenian's short story collection, “You Know... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Uber whistleblower Susan Fowler now has a book deal to go along with her movie deal

Susan Fowler, whose viral account of the harassment and discrimination she faced at Uber led to the ouster of its CEO and 20 other employees, and an investigation by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, is releasing a book about her experience. Fowler, who is trained as an engineer, has... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2017-11-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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iBooks Bestsellers: Grisham, Yiannopoulos Bookend the Bestsellers

John Grisham's 'Camino Island' remains #1, but the real story is Milo Yiannopoulos, whose fans put their money where his mouth is and vaulted 'Dangerous' to #20 in its first week. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-07-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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iBooks Bestsellers: 'Everything' Is a Bestseller

Nicola Yoon's 'Everything, Everything' took the top spot on the iBooks Bestseller list for the week ended February 19 as its film adaptation hit theaters, with Helen Hardt's 'Burn' at #2. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-02-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Best Deals of the Week, October 3rd - October 7th - Deal Alert

Best Deals of the Week, October 3rd - October 7th - Deal AlertCheck out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of October 3rd. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted.Prime Members Now Get Unlimited Reading On Any... Continue reading at PC World

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iBooks Bestsellers: iBooks Bestsellers: James, Hawkins at the Top

E.L James’s 'Grey' and Paula Hawkins’s 'The Girl on the Train' took the #1 and #2 spots, respectively, on Apple’s iBooks bestseller list for the week ended July 13. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-07-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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When Is a Bestseller Not a Bestseller? When The NYT Says So

Ted Cruz's book has been left off the New York Times bestseller list after accusations it was bought in "bulk," sparking a debate about how the list is compiled. The post When Is a Bestseller Not a Bestseller? When The NYT Says So appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-07-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Shop the best Amazon Prime Day tech deals before the sale ends at midnight — Top picks from Apple, Anker, Dyson and more

The Amazon Prime Day sale ends tonight, but don't think that all opportunities to save have come and gone. In typical Amazon fashion, most of the best Prime Day deals on day one of the sale remain the best offers now on day two — if they didn't sell out already, that is. Thankfully, many of the... Continue reading at Engadget

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The best Amazon Prime Day deals end tonight — Shop our top picks from Apple, Sonos, Anker and more

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The Best Children’s Book Deals of Amazon Prime Days

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