Category: News & Notes

News & Notes – 4/13/13

News & Notes – 4/13/13

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, giveaways on this and other blogs, and other cool stuff. Worth Reading:   Author and president of the Author’s Guild Scott Turow wrote an opinion piece on “The Slow Death of… Read more »

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News & Notes — 4/06/13

News & Notes — 4/06/13

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, giveaways on this and other blogs, and other cool stuff. Worth Reading:  “Decrying the evil empire of publishing while piloting one of its battle cruisers?” Traditional & indie author Bob… Read more »

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News & Notes — 3/09/13

News & Notes — 3/09/13

Worth Reading:  “Why does Magic Need So Many Rules?” Fantasy author N. K. Jemison (The Killing Moon) explores whether magic in fantasy really needs to make sense, have a price, and conform to an internally logical system. (io9) “Five reasons why stats don’t matter and you shouldn’t care” (Cuddlebuggery blog) … Read more »

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News & Notes — 2/16/13

News & Notes — 2/16/13

I’ve got some fun stuff on this week’s News & Notes.  You’ll also notice that I’m still tweaking the format for this feature, going for shorter descriptions and more lists of links.  Leave me a comment and tell me what you think! Worth Reading: Author Susan Froetschel (Fear of Beauty)… Read more »

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News & Notes – 2/09/13

News & Notes – 2/09/13

Cover fail: This is just so wrong, I’m still shaking my head in disbelief. So, apparently, are a lot of other folks.  I guess that whoever self-published these three public-domain novels hasn’t actually read them.   On a happier note, Joe Konrath posted an excellent article on “How to sell ebooks”… Read more »

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This Week’s Articles (8/12 — 8/18/2012)

I missed posting this feature last week, so I’m including a few articles that appeared during that week as well as the past week. Publishing and self-publishing:    Top of my list this week is David Vinjamuri’s terrific piece over at Forbes, “Publishing Is Broken; We’re Drowning in Indie Books… Read more »

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News & Notes – 3/11-3/17

There were some interesting articles about ebooks this week, including a few new approaches I hadn’t come across before.  To begin with, there’s Digital Book World’s “When Growth In Children’s Ebooks Hits the Poverty Line”, which argues that children’s ebooks may be outstripped by ebooks for adults for some time… Read more »

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News & Notes – 3/04-3/10/2012

Here are some articles I’ve found of interest this week: New research from Library Resource Services indicates that test scores are higher in schools with an endorsed librarian (as opposed to a library staffed solely by parent volunteers and/or a library aide.) — School Library Journal “No Surprise, E-reader Use… Read more »

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