Publishing Tales: Stories about Literature from across the Web (May 2 – May 9)
Summer is here, which means we’ve amended our weekly “best of the Web” reading list. Instead of annotations, we’re gathering up the best stories we’ve found, we’re grouping them into a “top five” and letting you have at it. It’s like Google only with people.
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- Mary Norris: ‘The comma, I’m amused to discover, is far more controversial than my sister’s transsexuality’
- ‘Get your head out of that book!’ – the children’s stories that inspired leading writers
- Invented language lessons from George RR Martin and other writers
- King of the Golden Hill: An Analysis of 50 Years of Bestsellers.
- ‘Golden age’ of UK children’s books bucks falling sales and print runs
On Publishing + Libraries
- Why Publishers Fight Digital
- Print-On-Demand Is not and Never Will Be the Silver Bullet Which Slays Amazon
- After shutdown, former Bay Guardian editor turns to crowdfunding
- Oakland-based arts collective designs an innovative pop-up library for the Bay Area Book Festival
- 17 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Bookstores
On Indie Authors
- Crowdfunding, A Passion For Print And WB Yeats With Orna Ross
- Ask Annie: Meeting People on Twitter, Hanging Out, and Getting Found
- When You Have Lots of Unpublished Writing in Boxes
- What Best-Seller Lists Can Tell about Authors’ Potential
- Self-Publishing Boom Boosts Freelance Editing Services