ACX has positioned itself as an enabler of rights “liberation” for entrepreneurial authors…only to then yank half the rug out from under those authors by dropping royalties of up to 90 percent down to 40 percent.
The inaugural #LAF14 was attended by close to 300 people who chose between more than 21 workshops, nine seminar sessions, a battery of agent-pitching sessions, all set up with free author photos, and a welcome reception at the end of the day. The entire affair was presented with knees-up professionalism and moved along on time […]
Author Shanna Swendson’s series was dropped by her US publisher, picked up by her Japanese publisher, and then finished in the States — being her own publisher. Having been “hit upside the head with the clue stick” by her agent, as she puts it, she’s one of a group of some 20 authors self-publishing with […]
In Writer Unboxed’s month-long focus on the industry! the industry! Porter Anderson looks at a surprising (for many) message of author Hugh Howey’s career: this champion of self-publishing is also signing a new contract with Random House UK’s Century imprint for SAND as he did for the WOOL trilogy.
It’s the second AuthorEarnings.com report, with some 54,000 Amazon ebook titles — Hugh Howey’s new initiative to demonstrate parity in the potential earnings for self-publishing authors unveils its second set of calculations. By Porter Anderson | @Porter_Anderson Writing on the Ether: Earning the Authors a Say Read the full post: JaneFriedman.com Google+ H.M. Ward Joins BEA’s uPublishU Author […]
By Porter Anderson | @Porter_Anderson Issues on the Ether: Do Hugh Howey’s AuthorEarnings Add Up? Do Hugh Howey’s AuthorEarnings Add Up? In Publishing Perspectives’ Issues on the Ehter, Porter Anderson preps an #EtherIssue live debate on Hugh Howey’s new AuthorEarnings.com initiative. Read the full post: PublishingPerspectives.com Google+ Join our Headliners at BEA’s uPublishU AUTHOR HUB Meet […]
Howey’s new Author Earnings report (with more than 150 comments so far) went live at about 1 p.m. ET Tuesday and was quickly and admiringly classified as a “bombshell” by the longtime independence-warrior Barry Eisler. Another deeply pedigreed hair-tearer in the cause, Joe Konrath, picked up the large report and posted it for his avid readers to help out when Howey’s new AuthorEarnings.com site was crashed by eager newcomers. They stepped right up, the leadership did. Notice that?
As Laura Miller at Salon opens her own reflection on this, “Is the Literary World Elitist?”, she rightly explains that Eleanor Catton—responding to an instance of reader indignation at writer’s use of a 50-cents word—”treats the reader’s ire as a symptom of the creeping consumerist attitude in our response to literature.”