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The Bookseller.com Talks to The UK’s Top Publishing CEO’s

Today in thebookseller.com, the CEO’s of the UK’s top publishing houses reflect on the current state of book publishing, the development and impact of digital books, and what their own predictions are in 2010 and beyond. This is part one of an interview thebookseller.com did with Peter Field of Penguin, Victoria Barnsley of HarperCollins and Gail Rebuck of

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Time Ladies And Gentlemen To Move On or Be Damned

We really have reached a time to find a way forward in publishing to deal with the existence of self-publishing and paid-publishing services. The debate is quickly becoming entrenched in morals, standpoints, labels and some very foolish rhetoric. “MWA does not object to Harlequin operating a pay-to-publish program or other for-pay services. The problem is

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No Advance or Be Damned – Part 1

I am going to say something which may ruffle a few feathers, both from traditionally published authors and authors who have self-published but are looking to break into mainstream publishing through their own endeavours. Your perspective publisher declares ‘NO ADVANCE OR BE DAMNED’. Would you politely decline the publisher’s contract offer without any advance and

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Comments on Self Publishing Article – New York Times

“The point may soon come when there are more people who want to write books than there are people who want to read them.” New York Times, January 27th, 2009. This is an opening quote from an article about self publishing in the New York Times this week by Motoko Rich about the rise in

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