Self-Publishing Star Amanda Hocking Sells Next Series to St. Martin’s
Amanda Hocking, who sold more than one million copies of her self-published novels before turning to a traditional publisher, has sold another series to St. Martin’s Press…
(via The Shifting Landscape of Book Reviews)
This is a nice little overview of a handful of popular book review blogs. I do have a question about the graphic, though. I can’t quite tell whether the reader is reading:
(a) an indie book;
(b) a book review blog;
(c) the ebook bestseller list; or
(d) today’s price for pork bellies.
via star-telegram.com: Librarians fight to keep publishers from taking over e-book revolution | Fort Worth | Ne…
I love librarians!
There’s a tightrope across the digital divide that nearly 7,000 librarians meeting this week in Fort Worth are crossing, but some aren’t tiptoeing. They’re leaping across the gap and looking for ways to stay at the forefront of a new age in reading.
Electronic books and digital devices have altered the reading landscape but for the most part America’s six largest publishing houses have tried to keep libraries on the sidelines of the reformation.
Big publishers have limited releases of digital titles to libraries, charged them much more for e-books than printed ones and restricted the number of times that digital books can be checked out before forcing libraries to buy another copy.
Some librarians aren’t willing to let publishers control the revolution.
They are looking to compete by forming their own publishing arms to capitalize on new content streams that have blossomed alongside the e-book tsunami, said Jamie LaRue, director of the Douglas County Library system in Colorado and one of the speakers today at the 100th annual meeting of the Texas Library Association being held at the Fort Worth Convention Center.
David Mamet and Other Big Authors Choose to Self-Publish – NYTimes.com
This year, when Mr. Mamet set out to publish his next one, a novella and two short stories about war, he decided to take a very different path: he will self-publish.
Jim Carrey to self-publish ‘metaphysical’ children’s book | Books | guardian.co.uk
Jim Carrey is preparing to join the ranks of self-published authors with what he described as a “metaphysical” children’s book about a wave.
The actor told HitFix that the book would be called How Roland Rolls. And although a major Hollywood name like Carrey would find it easy to land a mainstream publisher, he said: “I’m going to self-publish, because that’s just the world right now and I think it’s cool”.