Hang around enough writers festivals, creative writing workshops and online writers’ communities and you’ll hear one term come up again and again: ‘author platform’. Read more

Jane Friedman has posted a neat collection of quotes on her Writers Digest blog titled ‘The Age-old Battle Between Author and Publisher’. I admire her even-handedness in including perspectives from both authors and publishers. Read more

smoke and mirrors

The digital book scene is changing faster than an angry werewolf (please excuse the Twilight reference) – can the Book Industry Strategy Group keep up? Read more

‘Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water.’
— WC Fields Read more

cold hard cash

I do love a bargain. The notion of being able to buy any ebook – whether it’s Stephenie Meyer or the Bible – for $9.99 is appealing to me. Very appealing. Read more