Shifting Sands: From Konrath to…Who?

Shifting sands in the wind can both expose and cover up what we see ahead. I see the debate on whether the gatekeepers of publishing should sit at the same poker table as the ebook and self-publishing ‘riff-raff’ in the same way. When I say gatekeepers, I mean mainstream publishers and literary agencies. For me, […]

Pan Mac launches Compass for digital backlist | The Bookseller

Pan Mac launches Compass for digital backlist | The Bookseller Pan Macmillan has launched a new imprint to bring backlist titles to readers as digital editions or print on demand titles. Macmillan Compass will be managed by fiction publisher Jeremy Trevathan and digital director Sara Lloyd. The publisher said the imprint will establish exclusive publishing […]

What Traditional Publishers Can Learn from Self-Publishers | O’Reilly Webcasts

This Friday O’Reilly Media will broadcast a free webcast about self and traditional publishing as part of their O’Reilly Tools of Change online event series. The subject of the webcast is ‘What Traditional Publishers Can Learn from Self-Publishers’. It’s a theme I have written about many times here on The Independent Publishing Magazine. O’Reilly Media […]

Amazon Publishing Land Ed McBain Digital and Audio Deal

Image via Wikipedia Amazon Publishing has landed another heavyweight deal with the announcement this morning that the e-tailer has acquired the digital rights to 47 Ed McBain titles. Amazon brokered the deal with Gelfman Schneider Literary Agents who represent the estate of the late mystery novelist. McBain’s 47 titles will be published in digital and […]