Category Archive: publishers

Sales of e-books jump in January past hardcovers


>Straight from the Associated Press.  This is one reason I jumped on the E-Book bandwagon and abandoned my search for an agent/publisher.  After a few years of sending out endless expensive book proposals,… Continue reading

Borders Meets with Publishers Over Terms


>Hopefully, this will help the  beleaguered bookstore. by Judith Rosen , http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/financial-reporting/article/46427-borders-meets-with-publishers-over-terms-conference-call-set.html Ahead of a conference call set for Friday afternoon to give vendors an update on its business plan and restructuring, Borders merchandise executive… Continue reading

Random House Switches to Agency Model For E-book Sales


>Random House Switches to Agency Model For E-book Sales Random House, Inc., the last of the big six houses still using the wholesale model for e-book sales, announced plans to adopt the agency… Continue reading

Life of singer Ethel Waters simmers in ‘Heat Wave’


> By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL, Associated Press – Tue Feb 1, 1:59 pm ET “Heat Wave: The Life and Career of Ethel Waters” (Harper, $26.99), by Donald Bogle: One of the most celebrated entertainers of mid-20th century America, Ethel… Continue reading

Follow-up: J.D. Salinger letters show warm,affectionate side


> By Mike Collett-White – Wed Jan 26, 7:08 pm ET LONDON (Reuters) – Previously unseen letters from “The Catcher in the Rye” author J.D. Salinger show the kind of “warmth” and “affection” not often associated with someone who… Continue reading

UK book chain starts annual debut authors hot list


>Hmmm….I don’t see me or MY novel, Aside of Murder, here anywhere 😉 British booksellers Waterstone’s announced its first annual list of 11 debut novelists expected to achieve critical and commercial success. “We… Continue reading

More turnover in the world of Publishing!


> By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer – Tue Jan 11, 7:11 pm ET NEW YORK – For the second time in four months, the leadership has changed at the publisher of books by such authors as Sen. Edward… Continue reading