Publishing Industry News


Publishing Industry News

Share news about what's happening in the publishing industry: news on publishers and agents, magazines and newspapers, e-readers and the like.

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Started by Nancy Hinchliff. Last reply by Sakki selznick Jul 23, 2015. 4 Replies

I am in a critique group with the Burlington Writer's Workshops. Yesterday, after critiquing a piece with one of our members, I asked her who her target audience was. Her reply was she didn't have…Continue


Started by Kate O'Mara Jul 12, 2015. 0 Replies

CALL FOR Ghost Stories fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and photography: Short Stories are 500-3500 words, 1-3 poems or up to 3 black and white photos. Deadline is August 25, 2015. Submit…Continue

Personal News Posts Here, Please! Save the Wall for Publishing Industry News

Started by Meg Waite Clayton. Last reply by Rita Gabis May 3, 2015. 10 Replies

Dear PIN members, I am trying very hard to keep the main wall in the group to publishing industry news and conversation, so it won't become an advertisement wall. But do post your personal news here;…Continue

Seeking Women Authors for the May 2015 Issue of Indiana Voice Journal

Started by Janine M. Pickett Mar 14, 2015. 0 Replies

EDITORIAL NEWS Seeking Women Authors for the May 2015 Issue of…Continue

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Comment by Lynne Morgan Spreen on October 19, 2010 at 8:42am
I'm getting ready to start hawking my ms, Dakota Blues, and I have been encouraged to submit it to two indie publishers. But I don't know what kind of service these publishers provide, or if it's right for me. It seems that, somewhere between self-publishing and finding a traditional agent, indie publishers, unless they offer to help place and promote your work, just seem like a printing service, but I could do that myself if I chose. Am I missing something? Any thoughts? Thanks!
Comment by Thaisa Frank on October 9, 2010 at 12:01pm
Hi Meg.....writing to all of you from Guanajuanto in a friend's casita. Thanks for asking me here. Will post more when I am done with book madness (Heidegger's Glasses out on 1 Nov.) Thaisa
Comment by Linda Boulanger on October 6, 2010 at 3:44am
Lynne asked a question about connecting readers and writers. As a publisher...even or maybe especially as a very small one...this is a daily issue - trying to connect my authors with readers. There's Goodreads, Amazon and Kindle boards, and even some of the Yahoo groups. A lot of websites also attempt this...but a really good solution??? Lynne is right. it would be a valuable source.
Comment by Meg Waite Clayton on September 29, 2010 at 2:31pm
Agents, Publishers, Others Talk Digital Royalties and Strategy at P...

(My head is spinning from this stuff. Anyone else?)
Comment by Meg Waite Clayton on September 28, 2010 at 8:55am
On the fight for Barnes & Noble, Riggio Reelected.
Comment by Lynne Morgan Spreen on September 24, 2010 at 10:08am
And so much for the gentle reminder ;)
Comment by Meg Waite Clayton on September 24, 2010 at 10:02am
One small spot of good news in the shrinking book review world: The New WSJ Book Review Section
Comment by Jean Sheldon on September 24, 2010 at 9:51am
Northwest Association of Book Publishers presents Brian Jud, author, publisher, and president of Book Marketing Works for a seminar on selling books in places you never thought possible. Portland, Oregon, October 21, 2010.
Comment by Meg Waite Clayton on September 24, 2010 at 7:21am
No stupid questions, Elaine. Welcome!

Book industry sales numbers for July - up for the month but still down for the year, with ebooks continuing to rise and mass market continuing to fall:

And may I make a gentle reminder that this thread is for news about the industry, not personal news about books coming out or readings. I'm adding a thread for the latter, though. Please feel free to post your personal news there. Thanks!
Comment by Elaine Weaver-Crepps, M.A. on September 20, 2010 at 3:18pm
I am so new here. I forgot that I can just sign up for a group and be admitted. Sorry for asking about how to join. I know that was a stupid question!

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