Tag: book publishing

by Mark Glaser

In the past, authors just had to work on the craft of writing and let their publishers figure out the rest. Now, we live in an age where authors have the power to do much more than write; they also market, promote, tweet, Facebook — basically build an online platform for their work and fan [...] more »

by Barbara E. Hernandez

E-book author Victoria Hudson doesn’t like Amazon or the power it seems to wield with independent writers. She didn’t want to sell her book and short stories on its Kindle Direct Publishing Select program, something she calls “too restrictive to authors.” Instead she chose an alternative book distributor based in the San Francisco Bay Area [...] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Nathan Gibbs 1. The Internet changes how we remember (Scientific American) 2. Larry Downes: Why Best Buy is going out of business…gradually (Forbes) 3. The verified Twitter account for Rupert Murdoch’s wife was fake (ReadWriteWeb) 4. Volkswagen turns off Blackberry email after work hours (BBC News) 5. Laura Hazard Owen: What’s 2012 [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Click here to read the whole series Print books have survived the onslaught of so many new forms of media over the years, from movies to television to the Internet. But digital media finally caught up to books with the introduction and popularity of e-books and e-readers, with lower price points and the convenience of [...] more »

by Carla King

With triple-digit growth in self-publishing services, technologies evolving weekly, and advertising hype, it’s tough for authors to figure out which vendors to choose for which services. In this series, I’ve been looking at three popular paths to get your print and e-book to online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores, without going through the subsidy presses. So [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

4MR is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com. In this week’s 4MR podcast I look at the surprising success of the Amazon Kindle e-reader in the wake of the hit Apple [...] more »

by Carla King

The rise of online book retailers means that self-publishers have better access to customers than ever. But many authors still want to be on bookstore shelves. The good news is that you don’t really need traditional distribution to get into bookstores. The Databases With your ISBN and bar code from Bowker in hand (read my [...] more »

by Dan Brodnitz

In the aftermath of Apple’s January announcement of the iPad, people dished on the iPad name and pundits debated whether a tablet that didn’t have a camera, multitasking, or Flash support could compete. But book publishers zeroed in on a different set of questions. These included how the iPad’s iBooks app and accompanying bookstore might [...] more »