More authors seem to be slipping the leash of big publishing contracts, and ebooks are elbowing their way toward the mainstream of publishing. This week we’ve got writing on community; another fan of the iPad; great books for writers; the figures on sales of ebooks from Amazon; and some odd reactions to self-publishing authors. Read on!
Mick Rooney on POD, Self-Publishing and Independent Publishing
Community or Be Damned
“What self-published authors must do is find, engage and nurture their community of readers while maintaining a kinship with their fellow authors – traditionally published as well as self-published.”
Henry Baum on Self-Publishing Review
The iPad is Incredible: A Review
“The book reading experience is absolutely amazing. As a book reviewer, the ability to add bookmarks to a book along with notes – on the same device I’m reading – is more than just “convenient.” It enhances the entire experience.”
Josh Jackson on Paste Magazine.com
The 10 Best Books About Writing
“We treasure these following tomes, not because they necessarily reveal the tricks to making writing easier, but because they assure us that just because it’s difficult doesn’t mean we should give up.”
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez on Digital Book World
eBook vs. Hardcover: Beyond the Headlines
“eBooks undoubtedly offer the opportunity to expand overall book sales and direct engagement with readers, but only if publishers can get above the trees and take a look at the forest.”
Joe Konrath on A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing
With Change Comes… Anger?
“Around the internet, in person, and even in the comments section of my own blog, I see a lot of animosity toward the ebook future in general, and me in particular. How odd.”
And for Something a Little Different . . .
Avi Abrams on Dark Roasted Blend
Vintage Bibliomysteries: Books Can Be Fatal!
“Do you know that there is a certain sub-genre (sub-sub-genre?) of murder mysteries concerned with the world of authors, manuscripts, rare and deadly books – with the emphasis on deadly books?. Typically, they feature an indefatigable hero leaping around libraries in a race against time, unearthing cyphers, ancient manuscripts and clues hidden in old books.”
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