Let me make it clear what Oxford University Press did wrong in terms of marketing. Here is how you sell Jin Yong: You come out with cheap paperbacks, and you advertise them in martial arts magazines, you go to martial arts tournaments and exhibitions and sell them at tables there, you sell them to the […]
On Wet Asphalt, I wrote about the novels of Jin Yong and how most of them have never been translated in English. I’ve come to discover that Jin Yong, now in his retirement, received an honorary doctorate from Oxford University, and then was so moved that he decided to get a unhonorary doctorate from Oxford […]
Here’s a really interesting “Blog and Mail” from Dave Sim on writing
Compliments are very stingily granted in our society so the occasional compliment is usually well-deserved and can tell you what your personal strength(s) is/are. “You write good dialogue”. So I wrote a lot of dialogue. “Your work actually makes me laugh” so I wrote […]
The Millions (A Blog About Books): Will Apple get into eBooks?
Subjects: publishing, tech, books
Hacked to Death - Will the novelization survive the DVD era? By Grady Hendrix
Novelizations are interesting. Logically, a novel adapted from a movie could be just as unique and interesting as a movie adapted from a novel. Unfortuntely, this is rarely the case, but according to the Slate article linked to above, it is happening […]
A New Era in Comics Publishing: A Roundtable - 6/27/2006 - Publishers Weekly
A facinating roundtable on comics and publishing.
Subjects: publishing, comics
When will Deb’s work finally get published
A site with links to rejection letters from what looks like every literary magazine on the planet.
CONTEXT: Issue No. 19: Commentaries: Translations, Part 5
The chart below represents Dalkey Archive Press’s attempt to get as accurate figures as possible on how many works of fiction have been translated in the United States from
a variety of languages in the past six years.
Subjects: translation, publishing
Jim Baen’s Universe
We believe in stories, short and long. For many popular authors, however, the low rates magazines pay for short stories have made writing them a tough economic choice. We’re going to change that situation in the simplest way possible: by paying more.
Subjects: magazines, publishing, sci fi
SIMPLY WAIT: THE TIME TESTED WAITRESS METHOD OF FINDING A LITERARY AGENT
Subjects: publishing, agentry
Picador launching a series of short stories in individual book form in England
Any news on whether this is happening in America too?
Subjects: fiction, publishing
Why writers never reveal how many books their buddies have sold. By Daniel Gross
The dirty, violent charms of Candy Licker. By Brendan I. Koerner
Plus the history of “Street Lit”. And here I thought Relentless Aaron came up with this idea.
Subjects: criticism, publishing, reviews
The Fine Print: Brooklyn’s indie publishers turn the page
“In big publishing, the line is that people don’t read, and we’re all competing for the same dwindling pool of readers,” says Johnny Temple, publisher of Akashic. “That’s not true. We’re going out and finding new readers, and showing people that reading can be provocative and exciting.” […]