Citing mismanagement and mistakes in its focus on e-commerce, the enthusiast-content company that created the Digital Book World and Writer’s Digest lines, has a hearing today (March 12) in court.
Now with a ‘pitch slam’ event in which writers present projects to agents, the November ‘Writer’s Summit’ is co-chaired by The Guardian’s Alison Flood.
In Canada, BookNet’s check on sales shows ebooks a bit up, In the UK, a new author day is announced by London Book Fair and the US-based Writer’s Digest.
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.
By Edward Nawotka “The old publishing model of creating a product and then hoping it sells is clearly not working,” says Sara Domville, President of F+W Media, Inc. “The beauty of verticals is that it gives you an opportunity to create a relationship with those communities you’re selling to – you learn from them and then create a product that …