Friends Without Benefits: Cell Phone Novel Publisher Figment On Building Social Networks

In Guest Contributors & Editorial by Guest Contributor

By Jacob Lewis This is the story of how one Internet startup decided not to be a social network. It begins with the phenomenon of Japanese cell phone novels, where teens, by the millions, are reading, writing, and sharing fiction on their cell phones. Their stories are tangled tales of love triangles — the kids who write these stories often …

Majority of You Are Not Riding the Vampire Novel Wave

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Thank you to everyone who took this week’s poll asking how many vampire novels you’ve read this year. It seem that in the opinion of Publishing Perspectives readers, vampire novels may have jumped the shark. Here are the results of our poll: The overwhelming majority, 64% of respondents, said they have not read a single vampire novel …