UK’s “Fiction Uncovered” Promo Aims to Make Underappreciated Writers Famous

In Guest Contributors by Guest Contributor

By Sophie Rochester It’s been quite a year for the publishing industry — an industry still straddling the realms of both print and digital. This could not have been more highlighted through the course of building up to Fiction Uncovered, the major new promotion to support the UK’s best fiction writers, which announces its inaugural selection of eight titles today. The …

DIY Audio Publishing–Audible.com Launches ACX

In Erin's Perspective, News by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox In this new era of book publishing, it has become easier than ever for authors to write and publish themselves, bringing their work directly to their readers without the help of publishers through their own website or various e-publishing or self-publishing sites. But, for the most part, those works have only been written…until today.  Yesterday, I …

Report from the UK’s FutureBook Conference: Bringing Great Writers into the Digital, Multimedia Mix

In Guest Contributors by Guest Contributor

By Sophie Rochester LONDON: If there was a key lesson from the first FutureBook conference organized by The Bookseller magazine and held in London for the first time last year, it was “experiment, learn and adapt”. Back again for a second conference, held the past Tuesday, the UK publishing industry appears to be responding well to the challenges of digital …

In Argentina, E-books Are Sexy! (But You Can’t Find Them Anywhere)

In Guest Contributors by Octavio Kulesz

• Publishers and readers across Argentina are talking about e-books — and their relative scarcity • Digital entrepreneurs are hard at work, but the market has a great deal of ground to make up before it catches America or Europe. By Julieta Lionetti BUENOS AIRES: Buenos Aires has a coffee-shop culture similar to that of Vienna or Paris, making it easy to stumble upon people …

Call for Entries to the New Media Writing Prize

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson The Poole Literary Festival in the UK has partnered with the Media School at Bournemouth University to establish the New Media Writing Prize for authors and storytellers creating interactive narratives using digital tools. The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2010. More from the official press release below: New Media Writing Prize Last Call For Entries Closing …