This week in author buzz, Porter Anderson digests the Writer’s Digest Conference, takes on chicken littles in the biz, and considers what B&N might do about showrooming.
Porter Anderson’s weekly round-up of Web buzz for authors takes on the fate of the ISBN, the idea of the author platform, the prospects for used ebooks, and more.
Porter Anderson’s recap of publishing buzz eviscerates AWP’s poor leadership, covers SFWA’s battle with Random’s new contracts, Richard Nash’s defense of literature and more.
Porter Anderson’s weekly round-up of publishing buzz offers a first-hand account of last week’s Foyles meetings to imagine the “bookshop of the future,” looks at O’Reilly’s Author (R)Evoution Day and more.
Porter Anderson reports from the FutureBook conference in London, where agents are making serious moves. Also: Irelands ebooks, YA inspiration and more.
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.
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.
Digital publishing startups are sprouting up in Australia, where they may be late to the game but still see a wealth of opportunity in their (spacious) backyard.
With 400 million potential readers, why hasn’t Spanish Latin America been yet wooed by any of the major global e-book power players? The reasons are myriad.
JM Stim describes what it takes for an indie author publish in three languages at once, in print and digital, sell into bookstores and tour on two continents.