How The Da Vinci Code author built buzz for his latest book

The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown Author (Doubleday First Edition edition, ISBN-13: 978-0385537858) Release date May 14, 2013, [Hardcover]. Dan Brown’s Inferno, released today, already a bestseller Dan Brown, the author of The Da Vinci Code, is a master of literary intrigue, so perhaps it’s only fitting that the promotional campaign for his latest novel has […]

Twelve-Year-Old Wins Award in National Book Awards Competition

“A Giant Pencil”, Connor Wilson Author (Magic Dreams Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-937148-12-6) Pub date August 11, 2012, Paperback.   Magic Dreams Publishing is pleased to announce that twelve-year-old Florida writer Connor Wilson has won a Reader Views Literary Award for his debut book, A Giant Pencil. Wilson, who earned the distinction of becoming the country’s youngest […]

Apple wins ‘iBooks’ trademark case leveled by New York book publisher

A U.S. district court judge on Wednesday handed down a summary pro-Apple judgement in a case involving the “iBooks” trademark, denying plaintiff Black Tower Press its request for injunctive relief and corresponding damages. Black Tower Press’ “ibooks” (left), and Apple’s “iBooks” (right). In the 71-page ruling, Judge Denise Cote noted the “ibooks” mark owned by Black […]

Book Launch and Signing: Pastor Gerald T. Dolphus

Pastor Gerald T. Dolphus will be signing copies of his book Translated during the CBA’s International Christian Retail Show 2013 at the America’s Center, St. Louis, Missouri, beginning June 23, 2013. Pastor Dolphus is the founder of Continued Praise Cathedral, and he is one of the exhibitors featured at CBA event. He is also a motivational speaker, educator, and […]

Author Solutions, Inc., Executive Keith Ogorek to Discuss Self-Publishing on Book Expo America 2013 Panel

“Self-Publishing: Disruptor or Defender of the Book Business?” will address how digital competitors will continue to affect traditional publishing in the future. Bloomington, IN (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI), the world leader in indie book publishing, announced Wednesday that Keith Ogorek, senior vice president of corporate marketing, will join other publishing thought […]

Book and Events

Friday 10, May 2013 Cassy Welburn Reading as part of Canadian Children’s Book Week. 1 pm. Free. Woodside Square Library, 1571 Sandhurst Circle, bookweek.ca. Cassy Welburn Reading as part of Canadian Children’s Book Week. 4 pm. Free. Chalkfarm Community Centre, 180 Chalkfarm, bookweek.ca. Mark Goldstein/Chantal Neveu/Jenny Sampirisi Readings and performance. 6:30-8:30 pm. Free.Supermarket 268 Augusta, 416-840-0501, tnsow.com. Saturday 11, […]

Hacker leaks Sex and the City author’s new novel and emails

Candace Bushnell, author of the Sex and the City series, has fallen victim to a hacker after the first 50 pages of her new novel, along with a host of emails, were leaked online by a hacker named Guccifer. After managing to break into Bushnell’s EarthLink email account the hacker was not only able to […]

Life of Pi helps NewsCorp beat Wall Street expectations

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp beat Wall Street expectations with its quarterly expectations, thanks to growth at its cable networks, and said it is on track to split off its slow-growing publishing business by the end of June. Revenue at the company rose 14 percent from a year earlier to $9.5 billion in the quarter, ended […]

US publishers still reeling from Borders bankruptcy

Top American publishing firms, including Penguin, Hachette and Simon & Schuster, are still owed tens of millions of dollars, following the liquidation of Borders in 2011. The closure of Borders Group, Inc. in the United States is still causing problems for the publishing industry, two years after the nation’s number two bookseller closed down. According […]

Nazis burned “un-German” books 80 years ago

BERLIN – A glass pane set into the Bebelplatz in the heart of Berlin provides a view of an underground library whose shelves are empty. Israeli sculptor Micha Ullman’s 1995 memorial is an evocative symbol of the Nazi book burning that took place here in 1933. Berlin’s Opernplatz, as it then was, was not the […]

Writers’ Union of Canada to vote on admitting self-published authors

The largest association of writers in Canada will be voting on whether or not to accept self-published authors at the end of the month. If we don’t expand our membership, do we miss out on the opportunity to bring in new, often younger, writers who work within a different literary culture? —Bob Armstrong, author The […]

Editor with a literary love for life

BILL HORNADGE, 1918-2013 Bill Hornadge was by any measure an extraordinary man. He intended to be a journalist from an early age but is probably best known as the founder of Seven Seas Stamps, the company that advertised in every comic book in the country and sent millions and millions of stamps around Australia. Hornadge […]

When the Self-Published Authors Take Over, What Will Publishers Do?

In 2011, of the $14 billion trade publishing industry, roughly $100 million of it was self-published books, according to data presented at Digital Book World 2012. Less than 1%. A drop in the bucket. In 2013, the numbers should look quite different. In the first four months of the year, we’ve had four weeks where a […]

Folio prize: a level playing field for self-published authors

At last, a major literary award is opening its doors to indie writers. But does the news fill you with horror or excitement? All I have really wanted as a self-publisher is to have my work taken seriously for its literary merit (or otherwise). Now, thanks to the new kid on the awards block, the […]

Time Warner Inc. Reports First-Quarter 2013 Results First-Quarter Highlights

NEW YORK, May 01, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — –Company posted Revenues of $6.9 billion –Adjusted Operating Income grew 7% to $1.4 billion –Adjusted EPS rose 22% to $0.82 –Company repurchased 16 million shares for $868 million year-to-date through April 26, 2013 Time Warner Inc. TWX +0.86% today reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2013. […]

Codex Group: Ebooks to Level Off at 30% of Publishing Revenues, With Caveats

The question used to be when — not if — ebook revenues would comprise 50% or more of all book publishing revenues in the U.S. With growth in ebooks slowing to a pedestrian 41% in 2012 to grow to 23% of U.S. publisher revenues, “if” is back in the mix. “50% just doesn’t seem doable based […]

Peter Massey of [x+1] Selected by ExecRank as Among the Top Private Company COO for 2012

“It is a great honor to be recognized by ExecRank as one of the leading chief operating officers … I am fortunate to be supported by a great team here at [x+1]. Everyone here works hard to keep the company running smoothly and efficiently. It’s a special place filled with special people and it’s my […]

Publishers report boost from e-books

British publishers have reported their biggest annual sales ever and insisted rumours of their demise at the hands of growing e-book consumption are greatly exaggerated. Total spending across printed and digital formats rose 4pc to hit £3.3bn in 2012, according to the Publishers Association. Printed books still account for the vast majority of sales and […]

Penguin to Drop Apple E-Book Deal to Settle EU Antitrust Probe

Penguin on Friday become the fifth and final publisher to end its e-book pricing pact with Apple in a move that should soon bring an antitrust investigation by the European Union to a close. In a proposal to the European Commission, Pearson, Penguin’s British media group parent, said it will terminate its “most-favored nation” contract […]

Police tighten security at weekend events

The Boston bombings prompt officials to take extra precautions for the Times Festival of Books, the Long Beach Grand Prix and CicLAvia. This weekend was always going to be a hectic one for police in Los Angeles and Long Beach. With hundreds of thousands of people descending on the cities for three major sporting and […]

12 Author Events Worth Checking Out at the L.A. Times Festival of Books

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is nothing without authors and their work. With more than 400 authors taking part in readings and panel discussions there are opportunities for attendees to immerse themselves in all things literature. To get you started, we’ve compiled a list of author events worth checking out Saturday and Sunday. SATURDAY […]

Fifty Shades of Grey: The New Publishing Paradigm

It’s sold 70 million copies worldwide, dominated theNew York Times bestseller list for over 50 weeks, and caused an 80 percent increase in sales for blindfolds. It’s E.L. James’ Fifty Shades trilogy, an erotic romance that traces the intense relationship between a college graduate, Anastasia Steele, and a young entrepreneur, Christian Grey. The trilogy has become notorious for its sexually explicit plot, which […]

David Mamet joins DIY trend as self-published ebooks top charts

Playwright’s decision to do it himself comes as Rachel Van Dyken’s homemade ebook heads UK and US charts The Pulitzer prize-winning playwright David Mamet is the latest famous name to turn to self-publishing, as the booming sector walked off this week with the top spot on America’s ebook bestseller charts for the second time this year. Mamet’s […]

Next-generation ebooks introduced at London Book Fair

Faber trails ‘fully immersive’ version of The Thirty-Nine Steps, and a bespoke ebook using digital format to rethink conventional narrative Fiction edged its way closer to a digital incarnation withthe publication of an interactive visual version of John Buchan’s classic thriller, The Thirty-Nine Steps. Publisher Faber&Faber announced that it had up with two software publishers and a […]

Jim Carrey to self-publish ‘metaphysical’ children’s book

Actor eschews conventional book deal for How Roland Rolls, which ‘deals with a lot of serious things in a really fun way’ Jim Carrey is preparing to join the ranks of self-published authors with what he described as a “metaphysical” children’s book about a wave. The actor told HitFix that the book would be called […]

London Book Fair 2013

This week the London Book Fair takes place in London’s Earl Court exhibition centre. It’s one of the biggest events in the writing calendar for British authors. I went along to find out what it was all about. In this blog I’ll cover What is the London Book Fair?, What resources were there for authors? Why […]

Have ebook prices finally stabilized?

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