I just closed a major film deal and I’m taking a moment to savor the fact that I closed the deal while at the office and during regular business hours. This almost never happens. I have closed film deals * while in the back seat of a New York Taxi * at a 9 p.m. […]
Just this week, HarperCollins announced that they would give authors a royalty incentive (35% of net instead of 25% of net) on any sales of an individual author’s book(s) that are sold via an affiliate link to HarperCollins’ new consumer-facing branded book retail site. In other words, if the author is directly responsible for the sale, […]
This went out on the wire late last night. Carolyn Reidy has finalized S&S’s agreement with Amazon. Yes, the same agreement Hachette has been at loggerheads with Amazon for months now. So what is S&S okay with that Hachette isn’t? That’s a very good question….
Last month I did my ever-popular webinar Creating the Road Map for Your Novel. Of the ten participants, half had trouble with a powerful writing tool called the scene break. Now, scene breaks are awesome—unless they are overused or not used for maximum impact. Why do writers use scene breaks? During the webinar, we came up with several reasons: To signal […]
As I was reading Digital Book World‘s daily email blast, I came across a press release in the form of an article called Writer’s Digest Inks Deal with Book Baby. It was about a new self-publishing imprint called Blue Ash Publishing. What struck me was this bullet point: 100% Net Earnings on all sales: Blue Ash Publishing takes no commission […]