Popular Ebook Subscription Service, Oyster, Shuts Down

Oyster is shutting down and most of its staff’s leaving to join Google Play Books: Via Publishers Weekly: According to a report on the tech news site Re/Code, most of the Oyster staff, including CEO Eric Stromberg and Oyster cofounders Andrew Brown and Willem Van Lancker, are leaving the company to join Google Play Books.Continue reading “Popular Ebook Subscription Service, Oyster, Shuts Down”

Drew Weing on The Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo

First Second to publish Drew Weing’s The Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo http://t.co/pqpeSkdYgw pic.twitter.com/xHMdwmgJXr — Heidi MacDonald (@Comixace) September 22, 2015 Do you read Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat? You should be reading The Beat. MacDonald is great at shedding light on kid-lit graphic novels and comics news, and is often the source I find these stories. She reportsContinue reading “Drew Weing on The Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo”

Why The Reader’s Perspective Is Key To Print VS. Digital Comics

She Has No Head: Print or Digital? http://t.co/HJPJYXbEYX pic.twitter.com/3WC3a4UwZQ — Comic Book Resources (@CBR) April 21, 2015 Kelly Thompson’s latest “She Has No Head!” installment for CBR’s Comics Should Be Good blog tackles Print VS. Digital (from a reader’s perspective). Thompson raises some great points so make sure to read the full article and scroll through the commentsContinue reading “Why The Reader’s Perspective Is Key To Print VS. Digital Comics”

Support The Book of Mojo on Indiegogo!

Via Hitfix, Former Pixar and Dreamworks animators have teamed up to turn Everett Downing‘s self-published webcomic, The Book of Mojo,  into a 3D animated short, and they need your help to fund the pilot episode! The story of “Book of Mojo” centers around Creepy, a homeless teenage witch in search of her missing father. Then Mojo, aContinue reading “Support The Book of Mojo on Indiegogo!”

Book Baby To Make Print Distribution to Retailers Accessible to Indies

Book Baby Just Broke the Internet for Indie Authors http://t.co/YrQFJqzIPI — Bibliocrunch (@BiblioCrunch) January 28, 2015 Via Bibliocrunch,  Good E-Reader reports that Book Baby will make it possible for self-published authors to distribute their titles to retailers “like Barnes and Noble through their website (with the potential due to sales and customer requests for in-storeContinue reading “Book Baby To Make Print Distribution to Retailers Accessible to Indies”

The Author Hangout’s Interview with Jane Friedman

Jane Friedman assists authors navigate their careers in addition to teaching and speaking on digital media and publishing. Make sure to follow Jane on Twitter. The latest issue of Jane’s magazine about writing, money, and life, Scratch Magazine, arrives Tuesday, February 3, 2015. For more information about Scratch magaizne, Click Here!

Spot The Difference

Tweaked My #Blog! New Easy-To-Find Link to My #SelfPub#GraphicNovel‘s Newsletter: http://t.co/hNc8afWTik#authorrtpic.twitter.com/jEgOrFQnsv — Patrick Weibel (@Weibart) January 28, 2015 Notice a bit of a revamp to my site? I’ve done some general editing to the look of the site. I’m excited to have a direct link to the Newsletter for my upcoming graphic novel series Intercept Now! inContinue reading “Spot The Difference”

Free PDF Downloads: Self-Publishing Courses from Bibliocrunch!

Want access to all our #selfpub courses in PDF form? For a limited time you can download them for FREE #BCLAUNCHPARTYhttp://t.co/7G4hLSzvgG — Bibliocrunch (@BiblioCrunch) January 16, 2015 Bibliocrunch helps authors collaborate with curated editors, book designers, marketers, and other publishing professionals who can take their book to the next level. For a limited time, they’reContinue reading “Free PDF Downloads: Self-Publishing Courses from Bibliocrunch!”

Self-Pub: “The sky isn’t falling. The world is turning.”

Sky Gazing: http://t.co/Z2tL4G4Gco Is the sky falling for self-published authors? Is the gold rush over? My thoughts. — Hugh Howey (@hughhowey) January 14, 2015 Via Hugh Howey: You may have heard the sky is falling. You may have heard that the self-publishing gold rush is over. There have been a number of forum threads, blogs,Continue reading “Self-Pub: “The sky isn’t falling. The world is turning.””

Hugh Howey On The Liliana Nirvana Technique

Via Hugh Howey’s Official Site: So what exactly is it? The idea is this: Annual releases are too slow to build on one another. And not just in the repetition of getting eyeballs on your works, but in how online recommendation algorithms work. Liliana suggests publishing 5 works all at once. Same day. And sheContinue reading “Hugh Howey On The Liliana Nirvana Technique”