Monthly Archives: August 2012

News Flash: ABA to Replace Google With Kobo

Interesting development in the e-book world. The American Booksellers Association announced today that it is partnering with Kobo eBooks. Read the story at Publishers Weekly: ABA to Replace Google With Kobo.

Posted in Publishing, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Amazon, Part 3 — Kindling the e-Book Fire With KDP

Third installment of a three-part series that grew out of a presentation by Thom Kephart, the community outreach manager for Amazon.com, at the Aug. 25 meeting of the Publishers & Writers of San Diego. Kephart spoke about Amazon’s self-publishing divisions, … Continue reading

Posted in Publishing, Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Amazon, Part 2 — Take the Gloves Off: Create Space v. Lightning Source

This is the second installment of a three-part series that grew out of a presentation by Thom Kephart, the community outreach manager for Amazon.com, at the Aug. 25 meeting of the Publishers & Writers of San Diego. Kephart spoke about … Continue reading

Posted in Publishing, Uncategorized | 8 Comments

Book Industry News and Reviews

This is not a secret, but it does reinforce what the industry has known for some time: children’s lit is hot, whether YA, middle grades or picture books. If you’re looking for a genre that has great market potential, consider … Continue reading

Posted in Publishing, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Amazon Publishing Services: It Ain’t the Whole Loaf — Part 1

Today I spoke with Thom Kephart, the community outreach manager for Amazon.com. OK, full disclosure—he answered a question of mine; mostly I just listened. Kephart talked about Amazon’s self-publishing divisions, CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing, at this month’s meeting of … Continue reading

Posted in Publishing, Uncategorized, Writing | 12 Comments

On Language, Usage and Style

On Language, Usage and Style.

Posted in Editing, Uncategorized, Writing | Leave a comment

On Language, Usage and Style

A pair of stories about language, new words and style guides that I found interesting as well as entertaining. New words and how to spell them … Game changer: AP Stylebook moves faster than Merriam-Webster as linguistic authority It’s enough … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment