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The end of the general trade publishing concept

From veteran publishing consultant Mike Shatzkin: My brilliant friend Joe Esposito has written a piece to explain why Penguin Random House would want to acquire Simon & Schuster. I have also been thinking about why PRH, or any of the other three of the “Big Five”, would want to acquire S&S. In fact, two of … Read more

Tecumseh and the Prophet

From The Wall Street Journal: In 1808, on the Wabash River—just downstream from where the Tippecanoe River flows into it—a new settlement was being built, in what is now northwestern Indiana. You could hear trees being cut down to construct houses and a 5,000-square-foot meeting house. Women were planting corn, beans and pumpkins. Founded by … Read more

Maximizing Your Amazon Author Central Page

From IndieReader: When was the last time you gave your Amazon Author Central profile some love? For most indie authors, the answer is “not recently.” And, if you haven’t set it up yet, you aren’t alone, but you’ll want to take the time to do it today. Your Author Central page is possibly Amazon’s best … Read more

The Most Popular Horror Reads Of The Past Year

From HuffPost: It’s the spookiest season of all — when we’re all on the lookout for full moons, things that go bump in the night, tricks and treats. You might be ready to take a trip to the dark side right about now — whether that means taking out your tasteful Halloween home decor, finding … Read more

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