Lulu Launch Publishing Advice Tool

Lulu has launched a new service called ‘The Lulu Publishing Advisor‘, a recommendation tool geared to advise authors on their book publishing project. Director of Services at Lulu.com, Sarah Gilbert, described the new service: “The Lulu Publishing Advisor gives authors the advice they wish they’d had before they made a mistake,” says Sarah Gilbert, director […]

The Future of Publishing 2020: Risk (DBW Interview with Carolyn Reidy)

This video caught my eye over the past week when I was putting together my article The Future of Publishing 2020: Control. Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy was in conversation with Digital Book World’s Rich Fahle, a co-founder of Astral Road Brand Media. Reidy was at pains to point out that big publishers today […]

Indie Publishers Back Agency Model, Criticize DoJ Deal | Publishers Weekly

Indie Publishers Back Agency Model, Criticize DoJ Deal: “Nine independent publishers have combined to file joint comments objecting to the pending settlements of the Department of Justice’s lawsuit with Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster related to e-book pricing. The publishers noted that while they continue to sell e-books under the wholesale model, they have […]

The Future of Publishing 2020: Disruption

I’ve been preparing these articles for a while on The Future of Publishing 2020. One thing I have learned is that predicting the future based on current practices and trends is a precarious business. The publishing industry–as a community and business–is undergoing an utter sea change in methodology and ideology not seen since Gutenberg’s first […]

The Future of Publishing 2020: Control or (Jeff Bezos stole all my books and ate all the hamsters!)

I’ve been preparing this article for a while on the future of self-publishing 2020. One thing I have learned is that predicting the future based on current practices and trends is a precarious business. The publishing industry – as a community and business – is undergoing an utter sea change in methodology and ideology not […]

Guest Post | New Technologies and Self-Publishing: The Pros and Cons by Katheryn Rivas

There’s no doubt about it, we’re neck deep in the Digital Age. With so many aspects of our lives taking place plugged in and online, very few of us can deny that the digital world—once so foreign and unfamiliar—is now different from just the world we live in. Our world—the world of the everyday—is the […]

Amazon Publishing Acquires Avalon Books

Amazon Publishing has acquired romance and western publisher Avalon Books. This news may very well be the start of a long line of acquisitions for the giant retailer and publisher. From the press release: SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 4, 2012– Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) and  Avalon Books today announced that Amazon Publishing has acquired the publication rights from Avalon Books to over 3,000 backlist titles predominantly […]