NEWS FROM THE PUBLISHING WORLD

This news listing contains the titles, bylines and links to information from, for and about writers. Send news articles of writer-related interests to info@nwuny.org…

‘Serial,’ Podcasting’s First Breakout Hit, Sets Stage for More  Sarah Koenig’s serial Podcast is engaging the public. To read, click here…

Feasting on the Language that Breaks and Binds – Writing Across Borders Conference 2014 recap by Marivir Montebon. To read, click here… 

Riding the Juggernaut That Left Print Behind – David Carr in the New York Times asks if the medium of print will be all but abandoned in the near future. What does that mean for writers?  To read, click here…

Academic publishing is destined to fail without a publisher-author partnership. Publishers have to show that they give a damn about their writers because writers are paying attention – By Ken Wachsberger. To read, click here…

German Authors Join Protest Over Amazon’s Tactics in E-Book Dispute BERLIN — Taking a page from their colleagues across the Atlantic, more than 1,000 writers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland have united to vent their frustration over the tactics Amazon is using against the Bonnier Group and the authors who are published under its name. To read, click here…
 
There Is One New Book On Amazon Every Five Minutes – In an interesting post, writer Claude Nougat estimated the total number of books on Amazon – about 3.4 million at last count (a number that could include apps as well) and then figured out how many books were added in a day. Nougat noticed that the number rose by 12 books in an hour, which suggests that one new book is added every five minutes. And, most likely, it’s probably an indie book. To read, click here…
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