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. Books & Ebooks in the News: “Winter Weather Disrupts Book Sales” (Publishers Weekly). No surprise there! Apple’s appeal rejected by… Read more »
Tag: e-book publishing
Are Publishers on the Verge of Obsolescence?
Simon Owens at MediaShift has an article about SF/Fantasy novelist Tim (T. A.) Pratt’s creativity in financing his writing after Random House failed to renew his contract. Rather than leave his fans in the lurch partway through a series, Pratt asked them to subsidize an online serial publication of the… Read more »
Replacing My Print Library?
Joe Konrath, successful thriller author and promoter of self-publishing, recently blogged about getting rid of some of his [paper] books. According to Konrath, he has replaced a number of them with e-books, and plans to replace many of the remaining books. Judging by the 150-plus comments he’s gotten, he struck… Read more »
E-book Sales Overtake Traditional Formats?
CNN reports that, according to an Association of American Publishers study, February’s e-book sales topped sales for “all other formats” for the first time ever. This isn’t particularly surprising, given the number of e-reader devices and e-books currently available. Unfortunately, the figures are less than informative. The study depended not… Read more »