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When a publisher might not do as good a job as a self-publishing author

The Idea Logical Company

We’ve previously explored what I called “the end of the trade publishing concept” , which stems from the now wide-open opportunity to publish available to anybody with a computer and something to deliver as a book. That requirement cost publishers money, but also served to eliminate competition.

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Hybrid Publishers and Paid Publishing Services: Red Flags to Watch For

Jane Friedman

“I have no idea where my book is published.” These are just a few of the comments I’ve heard from authors sharing their experiences with the hybrid publishing companies they’ve chosen to work with. So if you’re an author starting out on your publishing journey, it’s important to know what to look out for. What royalties?

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What the ruling against the PRH-S&S merger means for the publishing business

The Idea Logical Company

That will not be good news to Hachette and HarperCollins, both of which opposed the PRH-S&S merger but probably hoped they could pursue S&S if the publisher remained independent. The five biggest publishers are probably at their high water mark for market share. Publishing new titles profitably has become exceedingly difficult.

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The Right Way to Ask a Published Writer for Publishing Advice

Jane Friedman

A mutual friend urged me to approach this writer with a question about how to publish the book I was working on. So, I walked up to him and asked if he had any pointers to offer on the publishing journey. All these years later, having published two books and many articles, I still cringe at the memory.

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Why Do Publishers Close Imprints?

Jane Friedman

Harlequin Teen (started in 2009) was relaunched as Inkyard in 2019, publishing both YA and middle-grade fiction. It’s only logical: Publishing is a business, and if the imprint doesn’t earn its keep, there’s only so long it can continue. Publicist Kathleen Schmidt , who has had a long career in traditional publishing, agrees. “If

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How Bad Publishers Hurt Authors

Jane Friedman

My second novel was going to be published! When New York City–based Adelaide Books offered me a contract to publish Painting Through the Dark , it set my heart racing in a good way. I asked around—friends who were published authors, others with knowledge of independent publishing. It was the end of August 2020.

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How To Set Up a Content Publishing Process Worthy of Repetition

Content Marketing Institute

But it can’t attract an audience without all the behind-the-scenes work that goes into content publishing. Content creation gets a lot of attention. Walk step by step through a content production process that has worked well for over 10 years.