Self-publishing: 'under 10% of authors earn living'

Self-published writers who have an agent, or who use the DIY route to get a traditional deal... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2012-05-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors and publishers donate thousands of books to Oxfam

Paula Hawkins, Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman and Robert Webb are among the authors donating thousands of books to Oxfam in a bid to boost sales in the charity's shops and raise money for its work. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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When Rights Are Alleged To Be ‘Trampled’: Authors Sue Education Publisher Cengage

How are authors' contractual rights with a publisher best handled when the house rolls out a digital subscription offer and promises that its entire content library will be on offer that way? An authors' lawsuit of Cengage is calling the question. The post When Rights Are Alleged To Be... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-05-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Virago to publish two new collections by Ballet Shoes author Noel Streatfeild

The forgotten stories, discovered among the late writer’s papers, will be published beginning in November with Christmas Story CollectionTwo collections of forgotten stories by Noel Streatfeild are to be published for the first time. They were discovered among the late writer’s... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-04-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Want to earn more as a book author? A male name will help

In a groundbreaking study of more than two million books published in North America between 2002 and 2012, scholars found that books by women authors are priced 45% less than those of their male counterparts. The researchers, sociologist Dana Beth Weinberg and mathematician Adam Kapelner, both... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2018-04-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Embracing the digital transformation in publishing—and its impact on authors

Steffanie Ness on how digital transformation empowers publishers to be responsive in a demanding market place. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-04-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishing in the Baltic Region 2018: Piret Raud - Estonia's Favorite Children's Author

Piret Raud is one of the leading children's book authors and illustrators in Estonia, having illustrated over 40 books and written 16 Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishing in the Baltic Region 2018: Long Live #IAmIntrovert!

Latvia's quirky campaign to promote its writers has attracted a following of fans. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Romance so white? Publishers grapple with race issues amid author protests

New report exposes decline in diversity in romance writing, as editor resigns after telling author they avoid putting non-white characters on covers ‘because we like the book to sell’Readers, writers and editors of romance books are grappling with the genre’s record on diversity, after a week... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-03-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Philip Pullman calls for authors to get fairer share of publisher profits

His Dark Materials author condemns way book industry ‘allows corporate profits to be so high at a time when author earnings are markedly falling’Philip Pullman has called on publishers to stop damaging “the ecology of the book world” and start giving authors a fairer share of the money their... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-03-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The profits from publishing: authors' perspective

Nicola Solomon, chief executive of the Society of Authors, makes the case for author pay. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-03-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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SoA challenges publishers to reveal how much they pay authors

The chief executive of the Society of Authors has challenged publishers to reveal how much they pay writers in their annual financial accounts. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-03-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Live by the algorithm, die by the algorithm: How LittleThings went from social publishing darling to shutting down

Once a Facebook darling, LittleThings now looks like a case study for platform overreliance. The post Live by the algorithm, die by the algorithm: How LittleThings went from social publishing darling to shutting down appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-03-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Walliams to mark 10 years of publishing with special editions

HarperCollins Children’s Books is celebrating a decade of David Walliams’ chart dominance with new editions of his first two novels and two of his “most beloved” titles. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-02-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Despite subsidies disappearing, some publishers see hope for Facebook Live post-algorithm change

A majority of top publishers continue to post live videos to Facebook each month, according to data from Socialbakers. The post Despite subsidies disappearing, some publishers see hope for Facebook Live post-algorithm change appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-02-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Judith Kerr on earning her stripes as author and illustrator

On the 50th anniversary of The Tiger Who Came to Tea, author and illustrator Judith Kerr talks about creating the classic picture book, despite failing a module in book illustration at art school. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-02-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Maze Runner author James Dashner dropped by UK publishers

Maze Runner author James Dashner has been dropped by his UK publishers, Chicken House and Sweet Cherry Publishing, following allegations of sexual harassment. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Maze Runner author James Dashner dropped by US publisher amid harassment claims

Author of the popular young adult series has issued an apology for being ‘part of the problem’ in the wake of anonymous claims posted onlineJames Dashner, author of the bestselling young adult Maze Runner books, has issued an apology in which he says that he “will seek counselling and guidance”... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-02-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers call on Man Booker prize to drop American authors

A letter from 30 industry figures is urging the award to reverse 2014’s inclusion of US authors, in order to avoid a ‘homogenised literary future’Tensions over the decision to allow US authors to enter the Man Booker prize have flared up yet again, with 30 publishers signing a letter urging the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-02-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Brexit will usher in a dark chapter for new British authors, warns publisher

Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury warns UK’s exclusive English rights across EU will end, with firms fighting US companies in an open marketThe next generation of British authors could struggle to land a book deal after Brexit, according to the publisher who launched Harry Potter writer JK... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-12-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Cat Person author's debut book sparks flurry of international publishing deals

Following her viral short story hit, Kristen Roupenian’s You Know You Want This has been sold to Cape in the UK, with the US auction said to be topping $1mKristen Roupenian, whose short story about a relationship turned sour, Cat Person, set the internet on fire last week, has sold her debut... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-12-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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