General Publishing

Bella Andre’s Harlequin Deal – A Game Changer

Earlier this month, announced the acquisition of New York Times bestselling and digital phenomenon Bella Andre’s Sullivan series in a major seven-figure deal.

Most media outlets covered it as just another self-publishing success story, just like Amanda Hocking or E.L. James. Andre’s story, however, is different. Continue reading

Short Story Contest – Deadline Oct 21

Submit your original 5-page story to for a chance to win $1,000 and a chance to have your story turned into a song by the artist.

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What Publishers Are Doing Wrong With Their Websites

I’ve been working for the past two weeks updating and upgrading my list of publishers on this site. I’ve visited literally hundreds (maybe even thousands) of websites set up by publishers to sell their books and promote their authors, and I’ve noticed a few things that a great many publishers are doing, or failing to do, that limits the effectiveness of their sites. Continue reading

Today’s Links February 10, 2012

Today’s Links January 12, 2012

John Curran and Caroline Todd discuss the Queen of Mystery, Agatha Christie pt.1
Agatha Christie historian and Bestseller Caroline Todd talk about the life and works of Agatha Christie.

MPA – 2011 Overall Magazine Advertising Revenue Flat
The consumer magazine industry generated $20,086,199,882 in full-year 2011 print advertising revenue, a slight $8 million increase compared to 2010’s advertising revenue of $20,078,0916,149, according to the Publishers Information Bureau (PIB).  Pages dipped 3.1% from 169,552 in 2010 to 164,225 in 2011.

Thrown Overboard: Publishers Feel Abandoned by the U.S. Postal Service
Until recently, Postal Service executives talked about periodicals as “the anchor in the mailbox.” But lately, says one publishing executive, it seems that “the USPS just tied us to the anchor and threw it overboard.”