"A new economic engine for culture." Five things for March 30, 2023. That's it! That's the excerpt.
Commentary and advice on various aspects of publishing, primarily magazines, books and digital media.
Maybe Publishers Should “Love” Libraries a Little Less?
It's truly amazing how publishers who routinely claim, "We love libraries!" every summer at ALA Annual — the conference many of them hope will replace their own failed Book Expo America — find it so much easier to fight those same libraries in court, on multiple fronts, rather than figuring out how to come to the table and negotiate in good faith with such a critical partner.
Five Things: February 16, 2023
"A dim future for big publishers is not a dim future for readers." Five things for February 16, 2023. That's it! That's the excerpt.
Five Things: January 19, 2023
"We have the power to say (and do) something about the situation." Five things for January 19, 2023. That's it! That's the excerpt.
[FLASHBACK] The Future of the Blog: Robots Win
Shatner’s on Twitter, too, which is a “micro-blogging” platform. It’s like a blog on training wheels, for bloggers too stupid or boring to put together a compelling paragraph or three, and social media gurus who don’t like dealing with people all that much. Ev and Biz clearly had no idea the monster they were creating.
Leanpub’s Frontmatter Podcast: It’s Me, Again!
This time around, we skipped the origin story and jumped right into things. Epp let me rattle on about Comics Plus (aka the day job), Panorama Project and libraries, DOJ vs. PRH, and Twitter — and then cleaned it all up so I sound reasonably coherent. It's also on video this time, which caught me by surprise as you may be able to tell from the hat I'm wearing — I was a couple of weeks overdue for a haircut!
Five Things: October 20, 2022
Five things for October 20, 2022. That's it! That's the excerpt.
Penguin Random House’s “Two Percent” Marketing Gambit
Math is important, even in a creative industry like publishing. What numbers are publicly available to establish a clearer picture about PRH’s marketing spend and what it means for authors?
Five Things: September 15, 2022
Five things for September 15, 2022. That's it! That's the excerpt.
Five Things: September 1, 2022
Five things for September 1, 2022. That's it! That's the excerpt.