HarperAudio Announces Vinyl Audiobook Publishing Program

HarperAudio, the audio imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, today announced that it will produce a series of vinyl + digital audio titles in 2018, capitalizing on the success of previous vinyl publications, Yes Please by Amy Poehler and Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor. The vinyl series will be distributed by Wax, an independent record label […]

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How to Avoid Copyright or Trademark Violations in Your Self Published Book

If your book is being published by an established publishing company, you’ll have professionals screen your work and ensure all copyright and trademark permissions are in place before the book hits the shelves. However, if you self-publish you must do all this yourself. Fortunately, while you may have to look twice at things you never […]

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Why ‘Moneyball’ author Michael Lewis left a six-figure Wall Street job to start writing

Before Michael Lewis wrote his best-sellers “Moneyball,” “The Big Short” and “Flashboys,” he had turned a degree in art history into a six-figure job on Wall Street. His first job in finance came along serendipitously. While getting his master’s in economics, he attended a dinner party where he sat next to, and charmed, “these women […]

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The books India read in 2017, according to Amazon

In 2017, Indians shopping for books on Amazon.in were overwhelmingly looking for one thing: textbooks. According to the Amazon.in Reading Trends Report 2017, the highest-selling book on the website was M Laxmikanth’s Indian Polity, an 852-page clunker designed for students attempting the highly-competitive civil services examinations. Overall, exam preparation was the most popular genre on Amazon.in, […]

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LatinxReads Is The Gorgeous Tribute To Latinx Authors You Need To Be Following On Instagram

The importance of diversity in literature has long been a topic of discussion among the bookish community. Campaigns like We Need Diverse Books and Reading Without Walls have helped immensely in their campaign to bring of representation to the forefront and celebrate of authors and stories from all around the world. But there is still something uniquely empowering about […]

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13 Bestselling Authors Who Write In More Than One Genre, Including J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, And Neil Gaiman

Everyone knows Stephen King for his scary stories, but did you know that the Master of Horror has also penned an alternate history of the United States, mysteries and hard crime novels, and even an epic fantasy? Like several of the other greats, King is one of many bestselling authors who has mastered more than one […]

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Goodreads Has Not-So-Good News for Indie Authors

Anyone familiar with my book marketing coaching for indie authors, knows that I love Goodreads. After all, Goodreads has been critical to the success of many self-published authors who want to get their books noticed in a very crowded playing field. Indie authors know this site is a great place to interact with readers. I […]

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