Dennis Abram’s reviews David Levithan’s YA novel Every Day, a book he says has ‘the potential, for the right reader, to be life-changing.’
Ebooks will bring Cuba’s isolated publishing industry and authors to a wider audience across the Spanish-speaking world, but also the US, under the radar of the trade embargo.
This month’s BlueInk starred reviews of self-published books include a moving literary novel about a middle-aged man who becomes obsessed with a prostitute and daily meditations for 12-steppers.
Amazon has introduced a new marketing feature for brands and companies who want to highlight their products on the online retailer’s website: Amazon Pages. Could this be a new opportunity for publishers to brand themselves?
Porter Anderson reports from the FutureBook conference in London, where agents are making serious moves. Also: Irelands ebooks, YA inspiration and more.
Suzanne Collins has written a new book about her childhood experience while her father was fighting in the Vietnam War. Will readers follow her from Panem to the jungle?
Celebrating 20 years in business, Barefoot Books has thrived by eschewing chain and digital sales, and enlisting 6,000 ‘ambassadors’ to hand sell their titles.
Plympton—a startup publisher of serialized digital fiction—was created as ‘a nimble alternative to the major publishers and online markets,’ as the founders explain.
McGraw-Hill has signed an agreement to sell its education business, McGraw-Hill Education, to investment firm Apollo Global Management for $2.5 billion.
HarperCollins is creating a new digital imprint—HarperTeen Impulse—focusing on young adult short stories and novellas, which sell for .99 cents to $2.99.