The Week in Publishing

by J Tanner

Catch up on the industry news and opinion you may have missed this week.

Trade Publishing

  • Big publishers struggle with ebook lending position in public libraries and small publishers benefit.

The New World of Publishing

  • Advice for publishers on how to survive the transition from physical to digital media.
  • Kris Rusch covers a wide range of topics from promotions strategies to B&N (unintentionally hilariously) deciding bookstore customers are interested in books in a post tied together by the holiday season.
  • An overview of KDP Select results in the first few weeks. (Too soon? Thank you internet time!)


  • Amazon announced that the bestselling book overall for 2011 in the Kindle store was by a self-publisher: Darcie Chan’s The Mill River Recluse. And Chris Culver was close behind at #4 with The Abbey.


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