POD TV Program 5 – Poisoned Pen Press & The Future of Publishing

This program, hosted by Ellen Crosby, features an extensive interview and discussion with Barbara Peters and Robert Rosenwald who are the owners of Poisoned Pen Books and Poisoned Pen Press in Scottsdale, Arizona. The program was recorded at the Library of Congress earlier this month and discussed the mystery genre of fiction and the state […]

No Advance or Be Damned – Part 2

“Jeeves. There’s a strange gentlemen at the door suggesting publishers should stop giving authors advances.” “Wooster! How ridiculous. The idea is simply preposterous! Send him away and finish preparing my Eggs Benedict and ironing my morning newspaper.” “Actually, Jeeves, I found the idea rather novel and somewhat intriguing. So much so—I’ve invited the gentleman into […]

Baker & Taylor Set For POD Distribution by September 2009

Baker & Taylor Inc, the US book distributor has joined forces with R.R.Donnelley, a print solutions provider to establish and run a print-on-demand digital book production center at Baker & Taylor’s distribution plant in Illinois. This looks to be the last commercial deal to be put in place before the POD distribution plant opens in […]

Bill Warrington Wins Amazon Breakthrough Novel 2009

The Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award has been won by Bill Warrington for his novel, Last Chance. “Long estranged from his children and now faced with Alzheimer’s, Bill Warrington decides that kidnapping April—his belligerent and beguiling 15-year-old granddaughter—is the only way to mend his family (if not his mind). So begins the journey of, James King’s […]

No Advance or Be Damned – Part 1

I am going to say something which may ruffle a few feathers, both from traditionally published authors and authors who have self-published but are looking to break into mainstream publishing through their own endeavours. Your perspective publisher declares ‘NO ADVANCE OR BE DAMNED’. Would you politely decline the publisher’s contract offer without any advance and […]

The Publetariat Vault – Launching Summer 2009

From the Publetariat website comes the following; “In an effort to attract publisher attention, you’ve got a fine-looking, well-reviewed, respectably-selling book in print, and you’ve put a lot of time, money and effort into your author platform as well. Unfortunately, publishers haven’t noticed. If there were a service designed to facilitate publisher searches of indie […]