Monthly Archives: January 2010


Zondervan and Baker Publishing Group Refer Rejected Authors To Authonomy

Zondervan and Baker Publishing Group Refer Rejected Authors To Authonomy

Christian book publishers Zondervan and the Baker Publishing Group are now referring all their rejected authors to Authonomy, specifically to, a Christian publishing community both publishers have set up there. They describe Authonomy in the headline of their press release as a ‘Free, Easy Alternative to the Self-Publishing Model’. Now, Authonomy may indeed be a


Patience May Be A Virtue For Arrival of UK Apple iPad

Following the initial fanfare for Apple’s iPad media party on Wednesday and considerable review and discussion on the tablet device, more sobering reflection and comment is beginning to emerge. Much focus has been made of Apple’s mirror sites globally and the fact that iBooks, the device’s dedicated store platform for e-books will only be available in the United


Jerome David Salinger (1919 – 2010)

The death of novelist Jerome David Salinger, (J.D.), has just been announced by his literary agent, Phyllis Westberg. Salinger died of natural causes yesterday at his New Hampshire home aged 91. “Raised in Manhattan, Salinger began writing short stories while in secondary school, and published several stories in the early 1940s before serving in World


The iPad Won’t Kill The Kindle – NYT

Brad Stone gives his reasons why he believes the Amazon Kindle will continue to prosper in spite of the arrival of Apple’s iPad in this morning’s New York Times. “When you read a book, you just don’t want to have e-mail, Twitter and the ESPN Web site beckoning from the browser. The absence of those services


ePub The Standard For Apple iPad (Updated – Thurs 28th Jan)

What will Apple’s iPad mean for self-publishers? Well, it’s early to over-speculate and second-guess publishers, particularly e-publishers and independent and small presses. Apple have spent the past few weeks getting major New York publishing houses on-board. Indeed, rumors suggest some of those deals were only signed off in the past few days. We have not heard all the