You Are Asking the Wrong Questions About Education Technology (Forbes) It sounds convincing. We should certainly embrace tools and technologies that will help educators become more impactful. But we should do it because it works, not for the sake of modern humanity’s obsession with progress, newness, innovation, and disruption. *** Online Bookstores to Face Stringent […]
Let’s kick this off with one comment from a writer – a fairly successful and well-respected one. As H.L. Mencken said: “No one in this world, so far as I know … has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people.” And if you needed proof, here it […]
Countless authors have taken advantage of a new and growing genre of literature aimed at primarily female readers between 18 and 25. Known as "new adult," the genre features mainly university or college-aged protagonists dealing with early twenties life, in particular romance and sexual relationships.
The segment of the book-buying market is hard to quantify as the wider industry has been slow to embrace the genre and the bulk of sales are made online. But a recent report by author and publishing data website authorearnings.com found that self-published books make up
Kindle Unlimited’s Two-Tier System Makes Some Authors Second-Class Citizens (Digital Book World) Whenever I speak about a situation where an entity (retailers or publishers) treat authors poorly the answer is always the same: “because they can.” *** Why Amazon Terrifies Publishers: Let’s Look at Royalty Statements (Forbes) Like many authors, I’ve been struggling to decode […]
The Hachette Job (Joe Konrath) What interested me most started on page 25. Since investor-speak is often difficult to understand, I’ll attempt to translate into English. *** Does Wall Street Like Amazon’s Tough Tactics? (Forbes) The book publishing industry may be upset about Amazon’s tough tactics in its contract dispute with publisher Hachette, but at […]
David Gaughran has a great blog post looking at the Amazon/Hachette affair in a less “poor little Hachette” light. It’s good to see this piece join this other blog piece and this Forbes story pointing out that there’s another side to the matter than the one Hachette’s partisans are pushing. Gaughran points out there are […]