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Writers’ Workshop UK | Aspiring Novelists Predict A Tough Future

Writers’ Workshop UK | Aspiring Novelists Predict A Tough Future

From the Press Release:   In the new order of easy self-publishing, the results of a poll of aspiring novelists by leading literary consultancy, The Writers’ Workshop may come as a surprise. Aspiring novelists predict the toughest times ahead for themselves and for booksellers but expect publishers both big and small to be able to

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Newstalk Radio: Down To Business with Bobby Kerr | Writing And Publishing

Like all features on writing and getting your book published, Bobby Kerr‘s Down To Business on Newstalk Radio (Ireland) on Sunday morning never really broke through the surface of writing and publishing. The ten minute feature included writing guests, Sheila O’Flanagan (novelist), Marita Conlon-McKenna (Children’s author with O’Brien Press) and David Jones from The Book

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Publishing Opportunities from Online Communities | Writing.ie

The quote from the piece below is a feature on Writing.ie this week. It’s a general overview about online publishing and communities and takes a look at three particular sites, Authonomy, Book Country and YouWriteOn. I’m not sure I’d agree with some of what is said, and there is a definite tendency to focus on

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The way ahead for publishing | Books | Guardian UK

The way ahead for publishing | Books | guardian.co.uk: Here is a nice summation piece by Stephen Page in last Friday’s Guardian UK about the developments in the publishing world in 2011, and where it might be going beyond 2012… 2011 was a dramatic year for the UK books industry. Waterstones changed ownership and leadership.

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The book is not dead: but long live the book | FutureBook

The book is not dead: but long live the book | FutureBook: There are few publishing analysts like Philip Jones prepared to take a knife and cut through the media crap pedaled about the doom and gloom in publishing and the imminent demise of ‘the book’. This is another first class piece he has written

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Digital Book World | HarperCollins CEO Brian Murray Interview

In this exclusive interview from Digital Book World, Brian Murray, CEO of HarperCollins, discusses the thinking about books beyond their print containers, return on investment and keeping up with the pace of innovation, and the HarperCollins’s 26-lend policy for ebooks in libraries. Read more at DigitalBookWorld.com: HarperCollins CEO Brian Murray Interview on Library Ebooks |

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Musings on POD Publishers & The Music Business

I’m heading off on holidays for a week and I will be checking in here on and off. I’ll be some posting some articles I’ve posted over the past year that drew considerable interest and comment. This one – “Musings on POD Publishers & Music Business” was first published as a two-part piece, but here

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DBW Insights: David Shanks, CEO of Penguin USA

Digital Book World has an interview with Penguin USA CEO, David Shanks. Shanks discusses the challenges of publishing in both print and ebook, the future of handselling and high street stores, and also Penguin’s involvement in the venture, Book Country. Related articles Columbia publishing course shifts focus to include ebooks (teleread.com) Book Country – Old

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