Tag: publishing

by Carla King

At first, you came to the San Francisco Writers Conference to learn the craft of writing, to hear famous writers describe how they became famous, to learn the secrets of how to create a winning book proposal, to become enlightened by publishers about what they want and, most of all, to pitch literary agents, those […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Penguin discontinues library-book downloads for Kindle users (PCWorld) 2. International publisher alliance shuts down piracy site (The Bookseller) 3. Whitney Houston’s death triggers flood of new Kindle e-book releases (Los Angeles Times) 4. UK magazine publishers report e-edition sales with […] more »

by Amy Vernon

Though it’s a relatively new idea, the phrase, “We’re all publishers now” already has become somewhat of a cliché. Seriously. Let me Google that for you. I’ll wait while you go look … Back? See what I mean? More than a full page of results with that exact phrasing. While it seems very democratizing, and […] more »

by Felicia Pride

This week on MediaShift, we are exploring the dramatically changing publishing industry in our “Beyond the Book” special series. Stay tuned for more pieces like this one in the coming days. Sign up for our new weekly newsletter on e-books and self-publishing here. Click here to read the whole series I studied book publishing in […] more »

by Alexa Capeloto

Journalism textbooks can be a challenge (or as one commenter on my recent post on the subject called them, an oxymoron) in today’s fast-changing media world. The long wait between writing and publication usually means at least portions of a book about journalism will seem outdated when it finally reaches the hands of college students. […] more »

by Alexa Capeloto

Rachele Kanigel had two thoughts when she started reading about the journalistic potential of Google+, the new social-networking program that just might push onto Facebook’s turf. The first: “This academic year, everyone is going to discover Google+ and student newsrooms are going to be doing a lot with it.” The second: “Darn.” Kanigel, a journalism […] more »

by Jeffrey D. Neuburger

Who owns your copy of “War and Peace”? If we’re talking about a dog-eared paperback copy of “War and Peace” that you purchased in your college bookstore, then you own the copy for purposes of copyright law. But if we are talking about an e-book version of the latest translation that was bought online and […] more »

by Carla King

In 2001, the Wild Writing Women, a San Francisco Bay Area travel writing group of which I was a member, decided to self-publish a book of stories. Why? Because none of us could find a traditional publisher for what we thought was our best writing. We had skilled publishing professionals among us, so we never […] more »

by Mark Glaser

In 2007, Atlantic Media’s director of digital strategy Scott Karp was named one of the 40 most influential people in publishing by Folio magazine. But Folio wasn’t honoring Karp for his work at Atlantic, which publishes the Atlantic Monthly magazine, but was instead fawning over the work Karp did at his personal blog, Publishing 2.0, […] more »

by Michael Josefowicz

The New York Times is going into the hyper-local news business, as reported by Zachary Seward at the NiemanJournalismLab. It is just one example of hyper-local — also called community journalism, beat reporting, or representative journalism — in action. Other instances include Kennesee State university Professor Leonard Witt’s Representative Journalism in Georgia and community news […] more »