German Kindle Store Launches with 25K Titles

In German Buch News by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Amazon.de announced today the official launch of the Kindle e-bookstore in Germany with 25,000 titles, including “71 of 100 Spiegel bestsellers” as well as “thousands of German classics downloadable for free.” The Kindle e-bookstore is now the largest e-bookstore in Germany. Authors available in Amazon.de’s Kindle store include Arno Geiger, Adler Olsen, Hans Fallada, Stephenie Meyer, Thilo …

“Publishers Are Right to Be Afraid,” says Publishing Technology’s Randy Petway

In Digital by Daniel Kalder

A leading publishing technology service provider believes too many publishers may have their “head in the sand” when it comes to the impact of technology on the future of the industry. By Daniel Kalder As Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at Publishing Technology, a digital publishing services company, Randy Petway leads the firm in its strategic development to ensure continued …

Are Authors Too Naked in their Self-promotion?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

Author self-promotion is a necessary evil and a ubiquitous 24/7/365 business. But can it go too far? By Edward Nawotka “I’m nude when I’m alone, and I’m nude when I’m in his arms, but never in a sort of casually stupid gesture of the morning or whatever. Never.” “So nudity is not something trivial?” “Of course not. But we know …

Authors Find Marketing and Publicity Strength in Numbers

In Editorial & Opinion by Guest Contributor

Some 50 established authors jointly launched the Fiction Writers Co-Op — part support group, part self-promotion platform. Editorial by M.J. Rose “If they ever existed, the days of any novelist sitting at home letting their publicists and editors do all the work are so over!” Author Carleen Brice There’s almost no author alive who isn’t weathering the tumultuous changes in …

Is D.I.Y. or Self-Publishing Best Suited to Energetic Extroverts?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Over the past few months we’ve featured stories on several self-published authors, including today’s profile of  Steve Almond, last month’s feature by Alisa Valdes, and our earlier piece on Seth Godin. In each of these cases, the authors are self-motivated, high-energy, charismatic individuals. The came to D.I.Y. publishing after establishing their reputations by working with traditional publishers. And they have …