This week’s edition looks at how online author communities promote members’ books, the pros and cons of physical bookstores, and the steadily growing Kindle market.
Fanfiction is rewriting the narrative of publishing and challenging convention, much like technology startups.
E.L. James’ sexed-up homage to the Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series may seem like an outlier, but it’s not the first time fanfiction has become a phenomenon.
African Violet and Other Stories showcases the winning and shortlisted stories for the 2012 Caine Prize for African Writing and shows off a dynamic range.
Crime Fiction Academy founder Jonathan Santlofer on teaching writers to not just think of crime fiction as guilty pleasure, but as great literature as well.
Silvia Hartmann is writing her new novel The Dragon Lords on a publicly accessible Google Doc, allowing readers to watch and comment.
The American Reader, a new literary magazine aimed at 22-35 year-olds, a aims to capture literary conversation and bring it to more people.
Kate Wilson, managing director for leading UK children’s publisher Nosy Crow, discusses goes into writing book apps and how it differs from picture books.
UK consultant Kelvin Smith, author of The Publishing Business, fears publishers have lost perspective and their sense of mission, but believes there’s hope.
The Doctor Who books helped author Steve Cole learned to read, then he became series editor and wrote one himself. He reflects on a lifetime of time travel.