News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff Book News Candlewick Press will donate 275,000 books to FirstBook, a charity which distributes books to underserved classrooms and communities. (Children’s Book Council) JK Rowling wins PEN award… Read more »
Tag: publishing industry
Gender, books, and publishing
“Far more books are published by men than by women, perhaps because publishers feel that books by men are a safer bet. We can affect this by making a choice when it comes to the books we buy, since how we chose to spend our money is the most effective… Read more »
This Week’s Articles (7/15 – 7/21/2012)
Since I was on vacation without Internet for three weeks, some of these articles are from earlier than the past week. “How I got a big advance from a big publisher and self-published anyway” (Penelope Trunk) is a blog post detailing Trunk’s experience with the marketing department of a major… Read more »
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 »