Articles from August 2008

Terry Goodkind Follows The Money

August 26th, 2008 · 17 Comments

I remain bemused by authors who insist, when refusing to grant ebook rights, that their works are meant to be experienced in a certain (bound and printed) format. It’s a bit quaint, when you think about it, that they would impose their own vision of art on the beholder — it’s a bit like Michelangelo […]

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Chelsea Green And The Great Big Mistake

August 20th, 2008 · 11 Comments

Here we are in 2008 and Chelsea Green, a small publisher, took a chance. It thought, “Hmm, offer an exclusive window to Amazon for our new book on Barack Obama, or choose broad distribution? We choose Amazon, and Amazon alone.” Which, of course, angered all the other booksellers in the world, the booksellers who see […]

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Random Ebook Thoughts From A Jetlagged Mind

August 7th, 2008 · 14 Comments

So here I am, in London, part of a country with neither the Sony eReader nor the Amazon Kindle, yet dinner conversation turned, as conversations often do, to the fact that the Sony eReader will soon be available in the UK. I think that’s just cool, even as I think, “What’s taking so long, Sony, […]

File Under: Non-Traditional Publishing

How to Succeed After the Writers’ Workshop — Exhibit A: Seth Harwood

August 5th, 2008 · 8 Comments

After graduating from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Seth Harwood pursued a career path familiar to many Booksquare readers. Seth honed his skills writing short stories and submitting them to literary journals. Despite modest success, he was unable to find an agent or interest a publisher in his work. Instead, he was caught up in an […]

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Not Ready For E-Time: Meyers Ebook Release Delayed

August 1st, 2008 · 4 Comments

Last night, I had dinner with the digital team from Harlequin — one of the most, if not the most, forward looking publishers when it comes to migrating to a digital future — and came away feeling positive about the mindset of the industry. Today, I’m feeling like we’ve taken two steps back. The fine […]

File Under: The Future of Publishing