Entries Tagged ‘publishing industry’:

Authors Beware!!

Yes, there are scam artists out their, preying on authors. And the terrible thing is that some of the major publishing houses are now running a few of them. Here’s a good round up of “publishers” that are best avoided: The Author Exploitation Business. And a look at how some Literary Agents Have Sold Out […]

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Book Publishing Odds and Ends

Sometimes I discover a variety of tidbits that aren’t quite enough for a blog entry, but which I suspect will be of interest to those connected to the publishing industry. So… Authors can now autograph their Kindlel ebooks for fans — via KindleGraph. Authors may sign onto the service via Twitter accounts or set up […]

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Big Distrubtors Duke It Out — And the Future of Books

Barnes and Noble as well as Books-A-Million fired warning shots across the bow of Amazon.com. It appears that since Amazon.com blocked sales of Nook titles, Barnes and Noble returned the favor by blocking sales of Amazon.com titles, with Books-A-Million jumping into the fray as well. What’s a little unclear is what all is banned by […]

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Pirates and the Future of Ebooks

Piracy is becoming the greatest obstacle for those wanting to make a living in the publishing industry, especially with ebooks. According to NewsCore, in 2011 one in five ebooks were illegally downloaded — twice the number seen during 2010. It’s likely the rates of piracy are even higher for popular books. A publisher I recently […]

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Random Thoughts: Publishing and the Publishing Biz

Another round of articles that try to look into the future of publishing… And one with thoughts about the proper price for an eBook and another on which is better for text, Serif or Sans Serif (the answer is not as simple as you might think): The Book Publishing Industry of the Future: It’s All […]

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Michael A. Stackpole: Self Publishing Comes of Age

Michael A. Stackpole looks at the news that Amazon.com sold more ebooks than print last year — and why that may mean that the golden age of self publishing is finally here. Check it out: Amazon Sells More Ebooks Than Paperbacks. =============================

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In Print: Lamp Lighter Magazine Cover Illustration

I love the unexpected that is part of freelancing. I never know what the next illustration job might entail. Science fiction, religion, fantasy, mystery… The subject matter varies and keeps things from ever being boring. This weekend, I received the print copy of the Jan/Feb. 2011 issue of the Lamp Lighter magazine (published by Lion […]

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