Category Archives: Publishing Insights

Why Writers Need Publishers… Or Do They?

During a recent conference I attended on Publishing Futures, the discussion touched on the global political views of the “abolish copyright” movement. This political lobby group asserts that copyright and the publishers battling to uphold it are getting in the … Continue reading

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The Amazon Empire Strikes Back

The Amazon Empire may swallow the entire publishing ecosystem in a series of gulps.  It started by squeezing distributors (IPG is the most recent in a string over the last few years), and it has created a large and rapidly … Continue reading

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The Publishing Ecosystem – Rogues and Benefactors

The community surrounding most publishers consists of an orbiting constellation of writers, translators, illustrators, publicists, agents, reviewers and other influential folk who all depend on the success of the publisher they surround. Publishers are a natural hub in their ecosystem, … Continue reading

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