The Week in Publishing


by J Tanner

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

Trade Publishing

  • 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.

Retailers

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