Every drunken man’s dream is a book

Guest post by Anna Castle Every month or so we get another outcry against self-published fiction. Some are aimed at the Beast of Amazon, destroyer of standards and scourge of literature, like George Packer’s bitter lament in The New Yorker (“Cheap words,” February 17, 2014) or Thad McIlroy’s anxious number-crunching on his blog (“How amazon destroyed the […]

Authors’ Views on the Value of Agents

Do I need an agent? The longstanding advice to new writers was that if they had any hope of a successful career in publishing, they absolutely needed an agent. Myriad books and blogs have been devoted to the topics of how to pitch agents and how to find the right agent. Unfortunately for most authors, […]

Changing perspectives in today's publishing

DISCLAIMER: I’m not affiliated to pandamoon, I’ve not received any compensation for this post, I’ve never used pandamoon services (and might never do, either). The discussion pandamoon executives wrote on today’s publishing scenario—and many of its conclusions—do resonate with me. I share “verbatim” their words as a starting point for a possible discussion with readers […]

For Major Publishers, Will Print No Longer Be the Norm?

Agents’ worries mount over contracts that don’t guarantee print editions By Rachel Deahl, with additional reporting from Jim Milliot | Oct 25, 2013 Format has been a long-simmering topic of debate in book publishing, and the question of when, and if, a title is published in hardcover, paperback, and/or digital has become even more pressing […]

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