book2book

  booktrade.info

Search Booktrade.info:  


Wednesday 1st October

Book2book Home Book Trade News Trade Announcements Bestseller Lists About Booktrade.info

Book Country's First Signed Author: 'Never Considered Self-publishing'

Posted at 8:47AM Monday 20 Feb 2012

Kerry Schafer's novel, Between, an urban fantasy on the Book Country genre map, was the first to be picked up off the site by Penguin. (When Book Country launched its self-publishing tool in November 2011, some self-published authors criticized Penguin for bating newbie-writers into thinking that by working with Book Country, they might have a chance at getting picked up by the major publisher even if that wasn't necessarily the case.

digitalbookworld.com

Comments

No comments yet

Post a comment

Sorry, you need to be logged in to your Booktrade.info user account in order to post a comment - please log in and try again, or if you don't have an account sign up now - it's free! Once you're logged in you can choose how - or if - you want to be identified with your posting.




Get book trade news by email

Daily book trade headlines and breaking publishing news by email - just £3 a month. Click on the Subscribe button below to sign up now

Find out more


Search the news archive:
 






More Feature Items

Publishing Executives Should Dream Big
publishingperspectives.com

What should a publishing company built from scratch look like?”

First Look At Paul Thomas Anderson's Pynchon Adaptation, Inherent Vice
www.theguardian.com

Joaquin Phoenix stars alongside Josh Brolin and Reese Witherspoon in a marked change in tone from Anderson's previous film with Phoenix, The Master

Literate Sunday
www.mhpbooks.com

Williamsburg dive bar is home to mostly-secret writer's workshop/literary social club/email list

The Mysterious Fall And Rise Of The Arab Crime Novel
www.aljazeera.com

Why are gentleman-thieves and murder mysteries making a comeback in Arabic popular fiction?

UK Publishing Crowd Gathers In London To Discuss Self-publishing
publishingperspectives.com

What you want from it depends on you

Steal This E-book
www.nytimes.com

Does buying a book once means you deserve to own it in all forms, regardless of the medium

Account Sign-In

Most Popular Stories

  1. Success for Lionel Shriver as she wins BBC National Short Story Award 2014; Zadie Smith selected as runner-up
  2. Literary Lions Unite In Protest Over Amazon's E-book Tactics
  3. Royal Automobile Club Announces Shortlist Of Contenders For Motoring Book Of The Year
  4. UK Publishing Crowd Gathers In London To Discuss Self-publishing
  5. Lionel Shriver Wins BBC National Short Story Award 2014
  6. Oettinger EU commission nomination emphasises that 'digital is the new oil'
  7. Top Author Martina Cole On Tour To Champion Reading For Pleasure
  8. Plans To Close 28 Devon Libraries Are Shelved
  9. Kei Miller Wins Forward Poetry Prize
  10. Bloomsbury Spark Aquires New Projects From Two Bestselling Authors