Hybrid author Hugh Howey previews his CONTEC seminar at the Frankfurt Book Fair by offering his hard won views on self vs. traditional publishing.
Bestseller Hugh Howey offers a list of tips that tend to surprise new writers, particularly those who are self-publishing or considering it.
In Publishing Perspectives’ Ether for Authors, Porter Anderson looks at controversy over Kobo’s new push, at ebook pricing, Frankfurt Academy’s CONTEC, and more.
Our weekly round-up of web buzz looks at at agents’ efforts in demystification, at the age of YA readers, and at the fancies of fatigue amid the digital dynamic.
In his overview of the week’s web buzz, Porter Anderson looks at an authors-for-libraries effort, DRM debates, Ewan Morrison’s provocations, and more.
At Publishing Perspectives, Porter Anderson looks at Bowker’s new market research, at grassroots survey efforts, and at questions around ebooks’ potential.
In Ether for Authors, Porter Anderson looks at the NY Times’ wistful call for ‘more gatekeepers’ for authors; copyright contentions; ‘thought verbs,’ and more.
In Publishing Perspectives’ Ether for Authors, Porter Anderson looks at media noise about Amazon, at authentic criticism, and agents’ experience of rejection.
Porter Anderson interviews Book Country’s Molly Barton and Brandi Larsen as the Penguin Random House site relaunches with new features for author-members.
In Ether for Authors, Porter Anderson looks at the ties many publishing companies have with Author Solutions, at Amazon debates, and at drinking on the job.