Since the the dawn of the current indie publishing revolution, startups across every aspect of the publishing process have come and gone. Some of these offered formatting, cover design, and editing; others promised to garner much-needed book reviews--legitimate ones or not. Other companies took authors' money and … [Read more...] about Reedsy Launches Book Discovery Platform for Indie Authors
There was a time when self-publishing your book through a vanity press was the kiss of death for any hope of a writing career. It was considered tacky and desperate, and not something any worthwhile author would ever consider. Then, with the self-publishing and digital publishing revolution, the notion of having more … [Read more...] about Is the Dream of a Traditional Book Deal Dead?
To the outsider, the publishing world might not seem like a hotbed of intrigue, manipulation, and outright lies, but recent events--okay fine, since the dawn of time and the written word--prove that's not the case. From price fixing to review faking to author bullying to Cockygate, half the entertainment value of a … [Read more...] about New Allegations of Romance Plagiarism
Widely-known educational publisher Pearson has been giving hints and reports since 2017 that it had plans to get rid of its digital textbook division, and now that deal has finally been announced. The company will sell off its K12 school courseware product--which distributes digital textbooks, among other things--to … [Read more...] about Pearson Sells Off Digital Textbook, School Courseware Division
There's a great big world out there, and Amazon's latest imprint is making sure that kids in the States have a chance to be a part of it. Amazon Crossing is already in place as Amazon's own imprint for translated works, and now Amazon Crossing Kids seeks to bring international titles to young readers in the … [Read more...] about Amazon Crossing Kids Brings Intl Works to Young Readers
Ever since the dawn of widely available ebooks and e-readers, there's been an educational debate surrounding kids' interactions with digital. While some advocates support the ability to read anywhere, enjoy a virtually limitless supply of content, and engage in educational content like never before, critics don't … [Read more...] about Print or Digital Isn’t the Issue in Kids’ Reading
The meteoric rise of Amazon into a global retail empire has hit a number of industries hard, but perhaps none more so than the publishing industry. Along with the dramatic shift in producing books, obviously Amazon, other online retailers, and even the invention of the ebook had a huge impact on booksellers. Sadly, it … [Read more...] about Indie Bookshops Are Back from the Brink
If you haven't borrowed an ebook from your local public library, it's time to catch up with the trend. For those readers who have borrowed an ebook, especially in the past year, you're part of a record-setting number of digital adoptees who are accessing new content and keeping their local communities supported with … [Read more...] about 2018 Set New Records for Library eBook Lending
"According to the survey, literary authors suffered the largest decline in income (down 15% over the last four years) they received from book publishing, followed by authors of general nonfiction, whose income from books declined by 8%. Roughly 25% of all published authors surveyed earned no money at all … [Read more...] about Authors Don’t Make As Much Money, AG Report Finds
It might seem like common sense: reading makes you smarter. But it's actually a lot more complicated than that. Studies have proven not just the fact that the information contained within books can make readers into more knowledgeable, well-rounded learners, but rather that the active process of reading can alter the … [Read more...] about Reading Is Good For Your Brain…Who Knew?
In a victory for indie authors, the founder and CEO of vanity press Tate Publishing and his son who worked with him have been sentenced to a total of about twenty years in prison for taking money from authors for services they never provided. The jail sentences for a variety of charges have been suspended, meaning … [Read more...] about Tate Publishing Crooks Receive 20 Years, Nearly $1M in Restitution