As a Scot, I’m immensely proud of the achievement of the Scottish National Party in last Thursday’s UK elections, and the new spirit abroad in Scotland. But I’m almost equally disgusted by and ashamed of its dark side, as revealed in the Twitter abuse heaped on J.K. Rowling, a very well-known unionist, post the election […]
Harry Potter eBooks Now Available on Oyster (GoodeReader) Today, the company is proud to announce that they have reached an agreement with JK Rowling, to have the entire Harry Potter saga available. *** The Death of Music Sales (The Atlantic) If CDs are “dead,” so is iTunes. *** Apple Reduces the Amount of Storage iOS […]
Via GalleyCat came this little smile of the day—JK Rowling’s Twitter response to a fan who wondered what the series would look like if told from the villain Draco Malfoy’s point of view. Rowling responds with a full slate of titles, including ‘Draco Malfoy and the Rejected Handshake’ and ‘Draco Malfoy and the Year His […]
Independent booksellers in America are weighing into the dispute between Amazon and Hachette with a series of banners telling potential customers "Thanks, Amazon, the indies will take it from here", while comedian and Hachette author Stephen Colbert is urging his viewers to plaster their books with "I didn't buy it on Amazon" stickers.
The disagreement between the retail giant and the publisher, which is believed to be over terms, has been played out in public since early last month, and has seen Amazon.com delay delivery on more than 5,000 Hachette titles, according to the publisher
JK Rowling Can do Whatever the F— She Wants (Book Riot) Here’s the thing about writing a response piece. You don’t want the opinion your response is directed toward to be completely idiotic and insane. *** Make Your Website Do the Work: The 6 Site MUST-Haves to Sell More Books, Improve Your Credibility and Grow [...]
A self-published book reaching the top of the charts is losing its power to surprise. Certainly it's less shocking than it might have been a few years ago to learn that Violet Duke's self-published romance novels, Falling for the Good Guy and Choosing the Right Man nabbed two spots on this week's iBookstore bestseller chart, alongside the likes of JK Rowling and Dan Brown. It's safer for an editor at a mainstream publishing house to buy a book that reads a lot like last year's bestseller