Jeff and all the hamsters are doing just fine, FutureBook!

The old saying goes that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Jeff Bezos and hamsters – it’s a brilliant headline for any publishing news outlet to use to capture any reader’s attention. This week The Bookseller published an excellent article by Chris McVeigh via FutureBook, Jeff Bezos Ate My Hamster. McVeigh begins his article by noting […]

The Cuckoo’s Calling | A Carcass or Crown For Rowling?

 There is no doubt that the biggest publishing story this summer has been the inadvertent or deliberate disclosure that Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling, penned and published a crime novel under the pseudonym, Robert Galbraith. Ever since The Sunday Times ran an investigative piece on the real author of ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’ more than […]

Guest Post | The Hefty Cost of Self-Publishing and How To Get Other People To Pay For It – Andrea Cefalo

Whether already published or merely considering publishing, one of the most daunting tasks for new authors is coming up with the funds to help a book succeed.  When I published my first novel, The Fairytale Keeper, I was told that indie authors should save $5000 to help fund their project.  That’s a gross underestimate.  Sadly, […]

Baker and Taylor Merge with Bookmasters

Bookmasters, a family-owned business for more than 40 years, has been acquired by North Carolina book and entertainment distributor, Baker & Taylor, a leader in the academic and library markets. The Ashland print, publishing and distribution company is being purchased by Castle Harlan, a New York-based, private equity firm, which is merging Bookmasters into Baker & Taylor. The transaction is being […]

IngramSpark: More Spark Than Shark!

Today Ingram Content Group officially went live with IngramSpark, a user-friendly online load and distribution tool for small publishers looking to publish books through print on demand and e-book. In a nutshell, this is a streamlined and sexy LSI (Lightning Source) redesigned, reinvented for the digital age and the small publisher and self-published author with smarts […]