SNOB: Billionaire Backs Rebirth of the Russian Literary Magazine

In Europe by Edward Nawotka

It’s difficult to find a Russian author of note who has not written for SNOB, billionaire Mikhail Prokorov’s luxury lit mag. By Daniel Kalder Going back to the 19th century literary journals have played an important role in Russian culture. Indeed, no lesser a figure than Dostoevsky edited not one, but two following his return from Siberian exile. After 1917, …

200 Million Americans Want to Publish Books, But Can They?

In English Language by Guest Contributor

Some 200 Million Americans say they want to publish a book, but lack of attendance at the IBPA’s Publishing University at BEA suggests a disregard for the craft of book publishing. By Justine Tal Goldberg It’s often said the book fairs are no place for writers. But what about at a conference organized specifically to help writers publish? According to …

#BEA11: The “New Era” of the Author is Imminent

In What's the Buzz by Rachel Aydt

By Rachel Aydt BookExpo is nothing if not obsessed this year with the challenges of digital book publishing. The panel “New and Evolving Publishing Models: What Works,” offered a variety of perspectives from an esteemed group of boldfaced names including moderator: Brian O’Leary, Principal, Magellan Media Consulting Partners, overseen by Jeff Sharp, President, Open Road Media; Lou Aronica, Co-founder, The Story …

Romancing the Bookseller

In English Language, Resources by Guest Contributor

The “Dos” and “Don’ts” of working with booksellers to promote your books. DISCUSS: Authors, What are Your “Best Practices” for Working with Booksellers? By M.J. Rose When I was growing up we lived on Madison Avenue and 80th street in New York City. Often, after dinner, my mother and I would take a walk down Fifth Avenue. Our destination? The …

Authors, What are Your “Best Practices” for Working with Booksellers?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

Getting noticed by booksellers is one element of successful book sales. What are your tricks and tips? By Edward Nawotka As BookExpo America kicks off today, we are reminded of its roots at the official trade show of the American Booksellers Association. This connection is still very visible at BookExpo in the many of panel discussions dedicated to bookselling, author …

Reading in the Cloud: “Spotify for Books” from The Publisher’s Standpoint

In Digital by Guest Contributor

Based on the Spotify model, streaming e-book subscription platforms are tricky to monetize properly for publishers — though they appear to be inevitable. By Javier Celaya MADRID: Yesterday I offered two different points-of-view on whether the streaming, cloud-based Spotify model was suitable to the book world — the first, from the reader’s angle, and the second one from the author’s …

Do Too Many Publishers Traffic in Stereotypes?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s feature story by David Unger discusses his circuitous path toward publication, writing in English and being published in Spanish. One of the complaints foreign authors have who have failed to find publishers abroad is that publishers often have a narrow, if not limited view of a culture. The argument often heard is that readers expect books …