Hachette’s CEO claims that ebooks are a stupid product but admits publishers are partly to blame, while Amazon’s own imprints look strangely dominant in its bestseller charts, and sales of ebooks in Germany stagnate.
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I go to a lot of events where writers talk about how to be an entrepreneur and how great it is to be indie…because “entrepreneurial spirit”. For several years now there has even been a name for it, the authorpreneur. Now I love reading about Elon Musk as much as the next dreamer, but I […]
To employ an irresistible seasonal pun, it is the time of year when we begin to wrap up. In the Northern Hemisphere that means putting on an extra jumper (at our end of term work party we raised environmental awareness for the cold season by having an “ugly jumper theme” and I have only just […]
How can authors get properly paid? In this week’s self-publishing and all-things-related news, the Society of Authors calls out literary festivals on authors’ appearance fees. Also, new gadgets and services, and how readers increasingly enjoy their serials and smartphones and the end of Flipcart. Valerie Shanley gets the lowdown from ALLi partners and friends. Flipkart […]