Catch up on the industry news and opinion you may have missed this week.
- Bestselling author Neil Gaiman says big publishing is doooomed.
- Rex Pickett, author of Sideways, agrees they’re dooomed, but is he just bitter?
The New World of Publishing
- F. Paul Wilson discusses e-publishing, writing from the perspective of his character Repairman Jack in what appears to be an ongoing series of articles. Part 1 and Part 2 are available.
- NBC Publishing opens up on their e-book plans.
- Electronic publishing is ignoring Africa.
- Nothing in this profile of Amanda Hocking’s ebook success supports the hyperbole of the title, but Amanda’s story is a treat regardless. But a link is demanded because Kim McArthur of McArthur Publishing is quoted as predicting ebooks will settle at 15% of the business. I’m pretty sure that means she thinks they’ll shrink from where they are today? Me = agape.
- As I predicted in last week’s column Barnes & Noble has refused to carry Amazon books regardless of who does the distribution.
- Big media is bringing the heat to Amazon for its treatment of big publishing.
- Barnes & Noble being the scourge of the publishing industry is so 20th century.
- Barnes & Noble’s rebound based around the Nook makes for a great read.