Our look at the week’s web buzz including hotbutton issues around reader reviews, at questions of print vs. ebooks, and at Amy Tan’s new book cover.
Led by the news that Hugh Howey agent Kristin Nelson has signed self-publisher Barbara Freethy, who has sold 3 million books, the Ether looks at agent mystique.
The opening keynote of BookExpo America suggests the top concerns facing the US book market in 2013 remain much the same: ebooks, self-publishing, and how to win readers.
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.
In this week’s web roundup Porter Anderson takes in the furor over the demise of O’Reilly’s TOC and inspiring speeches from last weekend’s Grub Street Muse and Marketplace conference.
The National Library of the Netherlands and Google, which began in 2011 to digitize 160,000 books from the library, have just made 80,000 publicly available.
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.
Author Anka Muhlstein examines the complicated process, starting in 1912, of getting Swann’s Way published and why we are still fascinated with Proust today.
Academic programs are increasingly focusing on translation, with universities partnering with publishers and many offering a specialized focus on the field.
When: Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Scholastic Headquarters, 557 Broadway, New York, NY — See map » Price: $249 — includes full conference access, breakfast and refreshments There’s no doubt about it: Young adult publishing has been one of the most extraordinary stories in book publishing for years. Hits ranging from Twilight to The Hunger …