Sir Hugh and the Snail

This champion of self-publishing is signing a new contract, a traditional deal, with Random House UK’s Century imprint for SAND as he did for the WOOL trilogy. Guess what: This is not about self-publishing vs. traditional publishing. Read More

Do Hugh Howey’s AuthorEarnings Add Up?

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 initiative. Read the full post: Google+   Join our Headliners at BEA’s uPublishU AUTHOR… Read More

The Literary Elitism Question

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.” Read More

Writing on the Ether |

Our initial sponsor is L.L. Barkat, author of Rumors of Water, as well as the managing editor behind Tweetspeak Poetry. Jane and I are grateful to Laura for offering her support of this weekly feature, which takes considerable time and effort to deliver. Thank you! Read More