Category Archives: Publishing

Too old to write?

In a blog post that also appeared in The Guardian, Amanda Craig voices her suspicion that publishers favor younger women writers. “Up until the 1980s,” she writes, “it was expected that novelists would be people of some age and experience.” … Continue reading

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Macmillan raising royalties on ebooks . . .

. . . to 25 percent of net. (Link is to a letter on the Macmillan website from CEO John Sargent.) By which we can surmise that there’s some nervousness out there. Maybe writers are getting restless about the size … Continue reading

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Seth Godin outside the publishing box

Lots of different ways to look at this story. Jeffrey Trachtenberg gets it right in the WSJ, IMO, by characterizing what Seth Godin has done as trying “a new business model.” It’s not exactly the same as no longer using … Continue reading

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The future of print books

Ed Driscoll’s blogging at Pajama’s Media about the latest news from Borders. Which isn’t good. In the comments, no surprise, the conversation turns to the future of print books. Here’s my prediction. Print books are going to be around but … Continue reading

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