Porter Anderson takes in the week’s online debates on the belief that big publishers’ power is diminished, ebook royalties, Amazon Worlds, pay for writers and more.
Ether for Authors: Could Beta Readers Ease the Impatience?
The week’s online debates: the utility of beta readers, the prevalence of ‘bad books,’ social DRM, Kickstarter for books, and the death of the personal journal.
Ether for Authors: Are Publishing Firefights Hurting the Mission?
Porter Anderson takes on the distraction of publishing non-controversies, a new guide for self-publishing, BEA chief Steve Rosato’s response to last week’s critique of BEA and more.
Ether for Authors: How London Beat BEA’s Pants Off
Porter Anderson looks back on BEA 2013 through the prism of the self-published indie author and finds the show out-of-touch with the realities of the industry.
Ether for Authors: BoatExpo America
Porter Anderson previews this week’s BookExpo America and ponders how changes at the fair reflect the ongoing transformation of ‘the industry, the industry!’
Ether for Authors: United We Divide
The week’s web buzz: Ann Patchett encourages authors to work with traditional publishers and gets rebuffed, a map of the five paths to publishing, the true costs of author services, and more.
Ether for Authors: The Author Solutions Lawsuit
This week’s web buzz takes in the chatter around the $5m class-action lawsuit against Author Solutions, the idea of innovation in publishing, and platforming vs. writing.
Ether for Authors: Tim O’Reilly Announces Tools of Change’s Conclusion
In this week’s Web roundup Porter Anderson takes in the uproar over the demise of O’Reilly’s TOC and inspiring speeches from last weekend’s Grub Street Muse and Marketplace conference.
Ether for Authors: Take Me to Your Data
Our weekly roundup takes in Cory Doctorow’s conversion to data evangelism, reaction to Patterson’s wake up publishing ads, BEA’s silly cupcake promo and more.
Ether for Authors: The Establishment Snipes Back
Porter Anderson follows the post-London Book Fair buzz covering self-publishers at the event, fights over the value of legacy publishers, literary agents, and more.