Traditional Publishing
Self-Publishing
Share

Writers' News

London Book Fair 2019: With Blockchain and AI, Rana DiOrio Explores Publishing’s Cutting Edge

publishersweekly.com – Thursday March 14, 2019

As publishing ambitions go, they don’t come much loftier than those held by Rana DiOrio. In 2009, DiOrio—a lawyer, investment banker, and private equity investor—founded Little Pickle Press, a cutting edge children’s book publisher dedicated to “helping parents and educators cultivate conscious, responsible children through media, technologies, and techniques.” Her latest venture, Creative Mint, is arguably her most cutting edge yet: it seeks to leverage the power of blockchain technology to “democratize and decentralize” rights transactions.

The platform that underlines bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, blockchain is already taking a transformative role in supply chain management, music licensing, and even health care recordkeeping. And the publishing world is intrigued, as evidenced by a packed session at last year’s London Book Fair that detailed both the technology’s significant promise—and its myriad challenges—for authors and publishers. But blockchain enthusiasts like DiOrio are convinced that the technology will have a transformative impact on publishing—and DiOrio’s track record suggests she enjoys good odds for success with Creative Mint.

[Read the full article]

New Publisher Listing

firstwriter.com – Wednesday March 13, 2019

Publishes: Fiction; Poetry; 
Areas include: Short Stories; 
Markets: Adult; 
Preferred styles: Experimental

Publishes poetry, flash fiction, visual poetry, experimental poetry, and any combination thereof. Manuscripts must be at least 50 pages. Send submissions by email.

[See the full listing]

London Book Fair 2019: Why the Double-Digit Growth in Audiobooks Is Likely to Continue

publishersweekly.com – Tuesday March 12, 2019

The rise of digital audio has been one of publishing’s big stories in recent years. And as publishers gather for the 2019 London Book Fair, the format is showing no signs of slowing down. PW recently caught up with Amanda D’Acierno, President & Publisher, Penguin Random House Audio Group (PRH was the inaugural winner of the London Book Fair’s Audiobook Publisher of the Year prize last year) to talk about audio’s rise, and its prospects for future growth.

[Read the full article]

Writer's Digest, Popular Woodworking publisher F+W Media files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

eu.usatoday.com – Tuesday March 12, 2019

The publisher of Writer's Digest, Popular Woodworking and other niche magazines has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy amid plummeting subscriptions and advertising revenue.

New York-based F+W Media asked for court protection from its creditors on Sunday after it nearly ran out of money, according to a court filing.

The company's publications include more than 50 specialized titles in arts and crafts, writing, design, knitting and the outdoors. It also publishes books, holds consumer and trade events and sells products online.

[Read the full article]

Entering our crime writing competition? We want courage and audacity

bigissue.com – Wednesday March 6, 2019

Crime has become the most popular fiction genre in the UK. Book shops and libraries are bursting at the seams with decent page-turners. But it takes something special for a novel to stand out, to tell a tale which doesn’t just pull readers through to the end, but leaves them pondering stories and characters for days afterwards.

Crime fiction has many powers. There is nothing – no moral or political issue, no character type, no philosophical query – which cannot be served by a good crime story. Dostoevsky used crime to investigate the parameters of morality, Raymond Chandler to showcase his remarkable ear for dialogue, Agatha Christie to tie readers up in twists and turns, Ian Rankin to explore the dark corners of a historic, shadow-ridden city. Really, ‘genre’ is a lazy catch-all term for a subject matter which has been utilised by writers as diverse as Robert Louis-Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, Muriel Spark, Patricia Highsmith, Douglas Adams, Henning Mankell, Val McDermid and Paula Hawkins.

[Read the full article]

WGA Mobilizing For Battle With Talent Agencies, Seeks Team Captains For “Agency Campaign”

deadline.com – Wednesday March 6, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Mobilizing for war with the major talent agencies, the WGA West today called on its members to participate in its “Agency Campaign” to reshape the agenting business. In a message sent to members Tuesday, the guild is seeking volunteers to serve as team captains to act “as a liaison between a team of writers and the guild by updating writers on campaign developments, communicating questions and concerns and mobilizing fellow writers in support of the strategy.”

[Read the full article]

Novel Nineteens Group Offers 2019 Debut Authors Support Around Publishing Their First Novels

forbes.com – Tuesday March 5, 2019

Getting a book deal for their first novel is what many authors dream of, but what happens after that? Who helps guide authors through the many steps between signing a book deal and their publication date? In addition to publishers and literary agents, some authors are banding together to give support, encouragement and awareness to their fellow authors. Debut author Julia Nobel founded the group the Novel Nineteens, featuring close to 200 middle grade and young adult authors whose first titles will be published in 2019. The group hosts Twitter chats on the 19th of each month, promotes each others' releases, and members have helped guide fellow members through the publication process.

[Read the full article]

New Magazine Listing

firstwriter.com – Tuesday March 5, 2019

Publishes: Articles; Nonfiction; Poetry; Reviews; 
Areas include: Hobbies; Religious; 
Markets: Adult

Magazine for Christian writers. Includes articles and book and market reviews of interest to writers, and also poetry. See website for full guidelines.

[See the full listing]

Competition launched to find new crime writer – and the prize is a two-year book deal

inews.co.uk – Monday March 4, 2019

A competition has been launched in a bid to find the next big crime writer, with the prize of a two year book deal up for grabs.

The Big Issue magazine has joined forced with Avon (part of the HarperCollins publishing house) to promote the venture, and submissions are invited from across the UK.

[Read the full article]

If I can write a novel in a day, you can surely write a book in the next six months – Here's how

foxnews.com – Sunday March 3, 2019

You want to write a book, but you can’t find the time to get started? I’m not impressed. I’m going to write an entire novel in one day, sitting in a bookstore.

If I can do that, then you can surely write your book! I’ll share seven keys to getting started, but first let me answer the question I know you’re asking right now: why am I writing a novel in one day in a bookstore?

[Read the full article]

Page of 164 5
Share