The Myth of The Lazy Writer

Hugh Howey, writing in Publishers Weekly; The hardest part of getting a book published is the actual writing. All it takes to see this is the number of people who…

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Big publishers – Trouble brewing?

Almost 60% of traditionally published authors think that publishers have been lazy and uninnovative when it comes to matters digital, and almost 50% of them agree with the statement that…

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American reading habits (2014)

Last year, nearly a quarter of American adults didn’t read a single book–hardback, paperback or e-book–a figure that’s almost tripled since 1978. (The graphic comes from Seth Godin’s blog posting…

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The case against Author Solutions

Author Solutions Incorporated (ASI) claim to represent authors, but 170,000 (“or more”) of them are cited in a class action lawsuit against the company. The lawsuit, filed on February 26, …

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Author Earnings: the latest!

The October Author Earnings report is out, and for anyone even contemplating epublishing, it’s a compulsory read. This is the site’s fourth quarterly report, this time drawing on data from…

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Why people buy books

52% — Author reputation 49% — Personal recommendation 45% — Price 37% — Book Reviews 22% — Cover/Blurb 14% — Advertising (including online)   From the 2010 Survey of Book-Buying…

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