Category: For Authors

Books without Borders

Borders Group Inc is waist-deep in Chapter 11 bankruptcy hearings, having received court approval to close 200 stores by the end of April this year. Struggling to play catch-up with Internet book retailers and the surge in e-book sales as well as lower consumer spending, Borders is downsizing, eliminating 30% of brick and mortar stores, […]


India Calling

Simon and Schuster has announced that it is opening a new division in New Delhi, India, according to a news item in today’s Publisher’s Weekly. “S&S’s branching out into India makes it the last of the “big six” to establish a division in the country, as Random House, Hachette, HarperCollins, Penguin and Macmillan all have […]


Amazon.com now sells more E-Books than Print Books

The iconic online retailer, Amazon.com, has announced that in less than fours years their Kindle e-books have surpassed sales in print books, both paperback and hardcover. The lower prices of online editions seems to be the draw for buyers, and while this news may have self-published authors cheering, print publishers continue to ride the roller […]


EASIEST way to Self Publish Teleclass

Here’s a great offer for authors and would-be authors from Arielle Ford. Join her next Tuesday, December 14th 5pmPT/8pmET for a SPECIAL teleseminar on a new and easy way to self-publish in the Self-Help/Spirituality category. On this LIVE and FREE Teleclass Arielle will be interviewing Sandy Powell, Director of Balboa Press, a division of Hay […]


Google Editions – E-books in the Cloud

At the 2009 Frankfurt Book Fair, Google gave more details about the previously announced Google Editions, a hosted electronic bookstore for a selection of in-print books which will be provided by Google’s publishing partners. This summer, Google will enter the e-book market with an innovative, e-book venture dubbed Google Editions—a cloud-based platform the company says […]