David Krall wanted to write a book about the Brooklyn Dodgers, but had no platform. Defying conventional publishing wisdom, he wrote it anyway. Here’s how.
At 99 cents for a digital nonfiction short, it feels like an honest transaction, for a novel, 99 cents just feels cheap, like you’re shortchanging the writer.
Former print publisher Ivan R. Dee launched Now & Then press to publish digital essays, finding the same skills apply as books — and it’s far less frustrating.
At Berrett-Koehler Publishers foreign rights sales account for 10% of revenue, much of it from backlist, and are rewarding both financially and culturally.
Erin Cox takes issue with the new book on French parenting, Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman.
A look at the bestseller lists in Argentina and Chile reveal a few commonalities and many different reading preferences between the neighboring countries.
Online start-ups Byliner and The Atavist have established a market for stories too long for magazines and too short for books.
Non-linear app “reading” is perhaps more analogous to how we really learn than reading a straight narrative. By Edward Nawotka In today’s feature story Kirk Bowe, CTO of UK app developer TradeMobile, explains how the company is attempting to create what amounts to a 3-D narrative on screens. In describing the company’s King and Queens app, developed from David Starkey’s …
By Edward Nawotka Friday, April 15, marked the five week anniversary of the 9.0 earthquake and ensuing tsunami that swamped north east Japan, destroying 30 bookstores, damaging several nuclear power plants, and forcing the rest of the country into rolling electrical blackouts. To mark the anniversary, Jim Bonner, director of UK e-book publisher Enhanced Editions, organized a “Read for Japan” …
How do you negotiate a publishing career and a marriage when they are one in the same? Editorial by Juliet Mabey LONDON: In 1986, my husband, Novin Doostdar, and I founded a publishing house called Oneworld Publications, with a focus on bold, intelligent non-fiction across the humanities. Now, 25 years later, despite the recent downturn in the global economy and …