News & Notes in the World of Books and Publishing
This page will list notes from me, news links, and other tips and tidbits that inform, clarify, assist, or even make you chuckle. We'll cover writing in all its glory, publishing in its quagmire, and anything else that strikes the fancy. (Entered by date.)
E-Readers Uncovered: What and Why People Read on Devices
By Tracy Samuelson, May 24, 2012
But the proliferation of these digital devices doesn’t mean their owners have abandoned print books.
Amazon bans Kindle store spam (finally)
By Laura Hazard Owen, May 24, 2012 @ 8:56am (ET)
Amazon is finally banning some of the junkier content in the Kindle
Store, including “content that is freely available on the web unless you
are the copyright owner of that content.”
Richard Russo: Amazon puts great young writers in "particular peril"
By Laura Hazard Owen, May 23, 2012 @ 5:09pm (ET)
Amazon is a “predator,” Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo said at paidContent 2012 this afternoon, and he believes that young undiscovered writers are at particular risk.
Publishing is no longer a job or an industry — it’s a button
By Mathew Ingram Apr. 9, 2012, 9:37am PT
publishing something is so simple now that it doesn’t even qualify as a job or
a task that requires an entire industry. So what are publishers supposed to do
now?” Article quoting Clive Shirky (author, Here Comes Everybody).
(Just getting started--come back for more, soon!)