Traditional Publishing articles

Penguin Introduces The Publisher’s Office On Line

Penguin US have improved their web site and introduced The Publisher’s Office which features video and audio segments on authors and their books, as well as a reading preview segment. While there is perhaps nothing groundbreaking about Penguin’s improvements with these new on line features, it does emphasise the need for tradition publishers to use


When Publishers Become Animals, Birds & Plants!

Over the weekend the New York Times presented us with their unique evolutionary chart of publisher insignias which have appeared on book spines over the years. Take a look for yourself. The Independent Publishing Magazine | TIPM Media

No Advance or Be Damned – Part 2

“Jeeves. There’s a strange gentlemen at the door suggesting publishers should stop giving authors advances.” “Wooster! How ridiculous. The idea is simply preposterous! Send him away and finish preparing my Eggs Benedict and ironing my morning newspaper.” “Actually, Jeeves, I found the idea rather novel and somewhat intriguing. So much so—I’ve invited the gentleman into

the-nation-logo – The Long Goodbye?

Here is a pretty meaty and worthwhile article entitled, The Long Goodbye? The Book Business and its Woes by Elisabeth Sifton, writing for last week. “Humanity has read, hoarded, discarded and demanded books for centuries; for centuries books have been intimately woven into our sense of ourselves, into the means by which we find


The Publetariat Vault – Launching Summer 2009

From the Publetariat website comes the following; “In an effort to attract publisher attention, you’ve got a fine-looking, well-reviewed, respectably-selling book in print, and you’ve put a lot of time, money and effort into your author platform as well. Unfortunately, publishers haven’t noticed. If there were a service designed to facilitate publisher searches of indie