Self-publishing 'has revealed readers' true interests'

Self-publishing has made it clear that “readers want very different things to what publishers in London and Manhattan think readers want”, Orna Ross of the Alliance of Independent Authors has said. Speaking at an event debating the best route to publishing for authors, Ross said self-publishing, a term she said she was “not wild about”, meant there was more choice for readers, including books that would never have been picked up by a traditional publishing house. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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San Diego Reader Launches eBook Publishing Program to Re-Introduce Great Writing to New Readers

The San Diego Reader is mining gold from its rich archives and releasing the treasures as a collection of six eBooks, the first installment of a series that will showcase the literary quality and historic value of a collection spanning more than 40 y ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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Manilla to publish novel inspired by true story of 2011 tsunami

Bonnier Books UK has announced a novel inspired by the true story of Japan's 2011 tsunami for its new literary imprint, Manilla Press. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-03 06:38:51 UTC ]
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'Booker Prize is for readers first and publishers last', says Wood

Gaby Wood, literary director of the Booker Prize Foundation, has said prizes like the Booker are for readers first and foremost, and that they should be treated as an investigation rather than an act of judgement shaping the canon. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-25 12:59:25 UTC ]
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Serving Writers and Readers: African American Publishing

From student workshops and academic conferences to literary awards and book clubs, African American literary organizations work to support writers and readers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Digiday Research: Reader revenue is the top publisher priority for 2020

Growing direct reader revenue remains the biggest priority for publishers heading into 2020. The post Digiday Research: Reader revenue is the top publisher priority for 2020 appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-10-22 04:01:38 UTC ]
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Rankin, Braithwaite and Killing Eve win Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards

Crime heavyweight Ian Rankin, Booker longlisted Braithwaite and "Killing Eve" were among the winners of the 9 Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards on Saturday night. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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'Emily Doe' reveals true identity ahead of memoir on Brock Turner assault

The anonymous woman sexually assaulted by Stanford swimmer Brock Turner—and whose memoir will be published by Viking this month—has revealed her true identity as Chanel Miller. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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PWedu’s Christian Publishing Summit: How to Reach New Readers

PW’s online immersion course is gathering pioneering industry leaders including editors, authors, and social media strategists for a multi-week guest speaker program from Oct. 30 to Nov. 20. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Braithwaite, Rankin and Wesolowski make Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards shortlist

Booker Prize longlistee Oyinkan Braithwaite has made the shortlist for the 2019 Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards with Ian Rankin and Matt Wesolowski each bagging two nominations.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The Week in Libraries: New Reader Survey Urges Publishers, Libraries to Bridge Their Data Gap

Among the stories making news this week: veteran bookseller and library advocate Tim Coates releases a reader-focused survey; more drama over Drag Queen Storytimes; and what to expect from all the talk of antitrust action in the tech sector. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Digital Publishing: Being Transparent Will Help Newspapers Gain the Trust of Readers

It’s hard to go a month these days without seeing yet another report decrying the lack of trust readers have Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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Woody Allen’s memoir earned little interest by publishers, report says

Woody Allen wrote a memoir, but couldn't find a publisher interested in buying it, the New York Times reports. The film director, who has faced turmoil after the re-emergence of allegations of sexual abuse, had no luck getting publishers interested in a manuscript he had written, according to the... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Pugh's statement 'is not true': City Hall emails reveal how aides learned Baltimore mayor lied about book sales

When Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh defended selling her “Healthy Holly” books to the University of Maryland Medical System, she made one specific claim that touched off concern at City Hall. Pugh told The Baltimore Sun on March 20 that she had not sold her books beyond those she provided to... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

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Publishers reveal uplift in non-traditional retail

Many publishers have reported growth in non-traditional retail for book sales, with top sellers including self-care and gardening. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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HarperCollins reveals new true crime podcast

HarperCollins Publishers and the London-based broadcasting network Wireless are partnering on a true crime podcast based on Murder in the Graveyard, a new book by British author and journalist Don Hale. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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BookTrust reveals dearth of BAME creatives in UK children’s publishing

Less than 2% of authors and illustrators being published in the UK are British people of colour, new BookTrust research has revealed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Mapping readers’ tried-and-true breakfast burrito spots in Burbank

Following a recent story about Burbank's Corner Cottage's breakfast burritos, the Leader heard from readers - via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - about which place they believe has the best breakfast burrito in the Media City. Then we mapped them. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Jacaranda reveals plans to publish 20 black British writers in 2020

Indie publisher says its #Twentyin2020 initiative will cover fiction, non-fiction and poetry and help ‘normalise’ diverse readersA group of unnamed individuals has donated £25,000 towards an independent publisher’s initiative to publish 20 black British writers in 2020, in the hope it will... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Bluemoose reveals plans to publish only female writers in 2020

Bluemoose Books has revealed it will only publish female writers in 2020, with co-owner Kevin Duffy lamenting how “women over a certain age are overlooked in the publishing world”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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