Saturday 28th March
The new bags are explicitly designed to target Amazon's hegemony
or, The Bookternet Is Not Safe for Women
Damned if we do...
Have you been following the increasingly alarming changes to copyright provisions?
YA fiction has become a fixture at the top of the bestseller lists
Publisher policies are all over the place
bookcareers.com no longer endorse any unpaid work, unpaid work experience placements or unpaid internships
For the foreseeable future — years to come — Amazon will remain dominant in most of the world as the central location where one shops online for books
A growing online campaign aims to stop people reading books by white male authors
Amazon doesn't champion anything; Waterstones buys very little upfront and only gets behind a book once it has already shown signs of life
The hazards of not knowing what rights you have
So what's going on here? Is there any rhyme or reason, or is it just every author or publisher for themselves and whatever a reader is willing to pay is what they will pay?
Stories of unconventional families and romance in older age are likely to become more common
Massage received: From McLuhan to the digital age
The cult that has been built up around algorithms
Most festivals tend to get away with either not paying authors at all, or simply accepting to cover their travel and hotel expenses
Print books are doing just fine
What is the logic behind big advances for debut novels?
Is not discovering new talent the most exciting part of the job?
'New Afterword by the Author'
All because the average self-published title does not have an ISBN number
Even writers often get more than editors
Those people eagerly advocating reform of copyright need to raise their game in terms of getting evidence to back up their opinions
Red telephone boxes make perfect libraries - 'elf and safety concerns be damned
at a time when I believe it desperately needs to look outward