Publishing

E-Book Sales Up 2.4% This Summer

Good news for writers—sales of e-books improved this summer for the first time in two years! Publisher’s Weekly reports that e-book sales from trade publishers rose 2.4% in May 2017, led by a 3.2% gain…
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Writers Beware — “Dear Sirs” Will Bring a Rejection Slip!

Opening your submission cover letter with “Dear Sirs” will bring an instant rejection slip from this Irish independent publisher. Tramp Press announced today that it is closing the door to writers who open their cover…
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B&N Terminates Erotica Authors

Amazon has long had policies that prohibit various kinds of erotica (stories that sensationalize incest, rape, pedophilia, etc.), but some other online booksellers have been lax. Today, many erotica authors published on Nook found their…
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Should Writers Pay for Reviews?

This article in Publishers Weekly discusses the pros and cons of paid reviews and it’s a good read if you have written a book and now you want to promote it. When I say “paid…
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