Update: BookCon has announced Margaret Atwood, Dan Brown for June 3 and 4 as panellists. Judges are to be announced soon, and will comprise industry specialists both inside and outside Amazon. The shortlist is to be announced in early June, with an announcement of the winner at an event in central London in July. Amazon
Originally appeared on Quora which is is a question-and-answer website where questions are created, answered, edited and organized by its community of users. Answered by Archie D’Cruz, editor, designer, writer: To give some context: One of my clients is a “big five” publisher, based in New York. I also have a few other clients in
A recent article in The Guardian by Nikesh Shukla questioned how to make the publishing industry less ‘posh’, ‘white’ and ‘male’. In the article Shukla suggests that the “absence of any black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) writers on next year’s World Book Night list [has] provoked an outcry” and asked various writers and prominent
Here’s how the indie success story typically goes: little-known new author puts out a book, which skyrockets in popularity in sales and eventually attracts a lucrative deal with a mainstream publisher. It’s a rags-to-riches sort of story that’s mostly re-told to encourage new writers to try out self-publishing for its ease and accessibility to readers.
An Australian first study of Australian authors highlights the dramatic and profound impact that technology is having on authors and the publishing industry. Technology has opened up significant opportunities for self-publishing with the study showing that 84 per cent of fiction authors are changing the way their work is published or distributed. Technology is impacting
Independent authors and Amazon-imprint authors sell more eBooks per day than the traditional publishers combined which is the uncomfortable truth that most industry observers, and those in the Big Five publishers, find it hard to swallow. Publishing industry statistics from Nielsen, Bowker, et al who all rely purely on counting ISBNs are completely blind to this fact because
Title: The Fine Print of Self-Publishing Author: Mark Levine Genre: Non-Fiction Publisher: North Loop Books Release Date: 6th edition (June 5, 2016) Format: Digital & Paperback Pages: 307 The Fine Print of Self-Publishing, now in its sixth edition, has been lauded by industry professionals as the go-to book for authors considering self-publishing. The Fine Print