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Unappetizing Statistics

Projected number of Adult Fiction books sold in 2015 – 130.8 million

Projected number of snack bars and granola bars sold in 2015 in the U.S. – 1.07 billion

Things I Don't Understand

The Decline of the E-Book?

Happy Friday everyone! The New York Times recently reported that E-book sales are on a decline. As someone who was upset when Borders closed back in 2011, this seems like a victory. 87 more words

Free For All

The New Publishing #Juggernaut

Pretty much everyone in the Indian writing and publishing world knows by now that Chikki Sarkar, former publisher at Penguin Random House India, is launching a digital publishing company named Juggernaut. 145 more words

Publishing Trends

#VanityPublishing: Business Model or Author Exploitation?

PublishingNext 2015 roundup. Part 2

Vanity publishing has arrived at publishing conferences and literary festivals, and this should be of great concern because vanity publishing is less about emulating trade (also called traditional) publishers, and more about convincing gullible authors to pay for services they do not need.  1,611 more words

Publishing Trends

#PubNext15 Roundup Part I

PublishingNext 2015 roundup. Part 1

I was a panelist on September 12, 2015 at the absolutely wonderful Publishing Next conference in Goa. My session on… 1,182 more words


What the Bleep do Publishers WANT?!

The past few months have been an up-and-down ride for my friend.

First, the euphoria of seeing her first book published in June. Before that, it was weeks and weeks of rush edits, late-night writing sessions, drafts that gradually had less red ink on them than black. 952 more words

Writing And Books

Publishing: The New Question

The new question in publishing is no longer whether or not to publish. After the maelstrom of the last fifteen years or so, everyone has settled on the obvious. 901 more words