Your Entitlement Slip is Showing

Among the most tiresome memes dominating the publishing world right now -- memes that I've admittedly contributed to at times -- the worst are the self-righteous rants about self-publishing, Amazon, and the long-rumored death of print. There are the writers who think their publishers should be doing more for them while smugly looking down their noses at the writers willing to do it … Continue reading Your Entitlement Slip is Showing

Goodbye Borders, Hello Kindle?

Things are looking shakier by the day for Borders, with GalleyCat now reporting that a Major Distributor Raises Concerns about their financial situation: GalleyCat has received a copy of a "special alert" sent from a major book distributor specializing in independent publishers to its clients, warning them that Borders, whose financial difficulties are widely recognized, … Continue reading Goodbye Borders, Hello Kindle?

Why Your Book Will Never Be in Borders

The odds are pretty slim, and not just because they're on the verge of going out of business: "I market books for a living, so I can tell you an unpleasant truth: the order for any book, from any account, starts at zero," [Andrew Wheeler, a marketing manager at Wiley] warns. "The publisher's sales rep … Continue reading Why Your Book Will Never Be in Borders