Where do you place the courage of your convictions in your work? When events such as the shootings in Orlando and West Yorkshire are so compelling, can ‘never talk about religion or politics’ remain true in an author’s life and work? Read More
Get Porter Alerts: Publishing Coverage On The Fly
Know When The Tweets Take Off Publishing’s conference and trade-show events stack up like the cities of Troy, one atop the other, right? It’s always springtime for publishing somewhere, and who can keep up? Now, you can: Let my boarding passes be your guide. Sign up at my site for my free newsletter, Porter Alerts! By having these notices… Read More
Could imprints get publishers' readers in a row?
Join us each Friday for our live #FutureChat with The FutureBook digital community at 4 p.m. London (GMT), 5 p.m. Rome, 11 a.m. New York, 8 a.m. Los Angeles. You’ve heard it. I’ve heard it. Imprints are done. Right? Maybe not. Imprints are all around us — and in fact growing in number and importance.… Read More
Is the honeymoon over? KU comes between Amazon and its self-publishers
A kind of downgrade for Amazon, and nowhere near Wall Street The most significant change is that Amazon KDP has slipped to third and also reflects the growing discontent self-published authors have with the introduction of Kindle Unlimited and recent communications regarding the new VAT law in Europe for 2015. We also have five new providers entering… Read More
Plunge taken: A #FutureChat recap on The Bookseller's Indie Author Preview
You know the term “four-hander” for a piano piece composed to be played by two pianists, right? Our #FutureChat on Friday turned out to be the Twitteresque equivalent, and I was very glad to have my colleague Caroline Sanderson’s hands along to help engage in the conversation. The FutureBook community seemed energised and welcoming, maybe… Read More
Richard Nash on Blurb's 'Dream Team'
“To help connect writers…with all the institutional stuff” We need some kind of system to help connect aspiring writers — writers who for one reason for another operate outside the traditional publishing structure, by choice or necessity — with all the institutional stuff, with all these people who used to have day jobs… Read More
Blog Sommelier: Pairing ‘Agent Orange’ And Howey
Orange To Writers: ‘Amazon is no big rock-candy mountain of authorial freedom’ The interests of the self-publishing cheerleaders have been well served by their subsidy from Amazon over the past few years but, from where I’m sitting, it looks to me like they are cheering the creation of a world where Amazon will turn the… Read More
The One Most-Kissed: You, The Reader
This Article Is Not About What You Think It’s About You. The readers. Without you there wouldn’t be a book industry. I can understand what motivates authors to write such lines. Everybody can understand this. Gratitude. And that’s one fine emotion. We could use more of it in the world. It’s great stuff. It’s completely logical –… Read More