Tag: writers

by Fannie Cohen

Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer, a one-stop shop for books, streaming movies, and even toilet paper. And they became the world’s largest online retailer with a mix of convenient delivery and low prices that beat the competition. For authors, this has been a mixed bag — Amazon connects consumers with books that don’t [...] more »

by Miral Sattar

Like most writers, I got super excited when I heard about Amtrak’s program for authors. The much-lauded Amtrak Residency program came to fruition when writer Alexander Chee mentioned in an interview that he liked to write on a train and commented, “I wish Amtrak had residencies for writers.” Soon, the quote sparked a discussion on [...] more »

by Felicia Pride

During my grad school days nearly a decade ago, I relished the stories of editor extraordinaire Maxwell Perkins nurturing a promising, yet unknown F. Scott Fitzgerald. Granted, by the time I was studying book publishing, tales of editors and authors toiling together for years to perfect a manuscript were no longer occurring in a business [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. DOJ has gotten more than 800 comments on the proposed e-books settlement (PaidContent) 2. TED sells its e-books through a new app, offers subscriptions (PaidContent) 3. LA-based startup Livrada teams up with Target to sell e-book gift cards (PaidContent) 4. [...] more »

by Susan Currie Sivek

In 1900, Ladies’ Home Journal published an article containing predictions for the year 2000. Though some of the author’s predictions were accurate — Americans are indeed taller, and photographs are now sent around the world — one key point was missing. The author didn’t imagine that in the new millennium, the very magazine that published [...] more »