Category Archives: Publishing News

Help Penguin Random House #GiveaBook to a child in need this holiday season

This holiday season, Penguin Random House wants to use social media to spread the joy of reading to children in need throughout the U.S.  Every time someone posts or tweets a message containing the hashtag #GiveaBook on Facebook or Twitter … Continue reading

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Hoarding — I mean — Preserving your ebook library

I have a love/hate relationship with ebooks. My husband reads them almost exclusively on his iPhone. He loves it because it frees him to use pockets of the day to read that were just lost time before. I’m less enthralled. … Continue reading

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What if publishing were easy?

If you’ve been reading my summaries of the various sessions at the Chicago Writer’s Conference last September, you might remember that the main message of the self-publishing session was some variant on “self-publishing’s a lot of work,” “it’s too hard … Continue reading

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Kobo update: Most ebooks back on shelves now

Quick follow-up to the Great Erotica Panic of 2013: As you may remember from last week, in response to an uproar over imperfect filtering which made certain rape and incest porn titles available to readers who searched using relatively innocuous … Continue reading

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Simon & Schuster Joins Forces With Author Solutions To Rip Off Writers

Really the title of this one says it all. David Gaughran gives the details here, but in case you aren’t feeling like reading another vanity press screws unwary writer story today, here are the highlights. Big name publisher Simon & … Continue reading

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Thinking of publishing your own ebook?

Here are a couple of posts you might find interesting. First, Writer Beware Blog reviews BookTango’s new e-book self-publishing service: BookTango: Author Solutions Rolls Out Ebook Distribution Services. As you know, not all e-book self-publishing services are created equal. Writer … Continue reading

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Old School Printing

Cross-posted on our sister blog, Caterpickles. Now that’s old school. Thirteen years and $8 million later, scribes in Wales have finally completed their hand-drawn and illustrated version of the St. John’s Bible.  The work was commissioned by the Benedictine monks … Continue reading

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