Publishing News

Amazon scored a woman with a great roledex: Sara Nelson formerly of O, Oprah Magazine and before that Publishers Weekly has joined them as editorial director. From Publishers Weekly.

Torstar reported results.Harlequin is owned by Torstar.

Laura Dawson is moving to R. R. Bowker.

There was lots of buzz last week because TOR ebooks announced they were going DRM free in July. I would note that Carina Press has been DRM free since we launched 2 years ago. Note as well, Pottermore is now selling more legitimate ebooks now that they are available. This supports my ongoing argument that most readers will pay a reasonable amount for ebooks as long as they are available. When they are not available, the reader will still “acquire” the ebook.

Last I have a new job at Harlequin! Okay, it’s very similar to what I was doing but as Director, Editorial Digital Initiatives I am focusing on Author Services, Harlequin Digital-First Content and Carina Press. The exciting part is I am officially part of the editorial team.



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  2. What gets lost sometimes in the ebook discussion is an understanding of the role of a publisher. It goes without saying that a publisher does all the things discussed here, but the reality is that those are just a few of the things a publisher must do in order to help authors be successful. It’s great that we make ebooks, but even in an emerging digital marketplace, merely making the ebooks isn’t the core activity of any publisher. Labyrinthine as it might be, making the ebook isn’t the hard part, nor is making them available at various e-tailers. The hard part, and indeed the ultimate job of any publisher, is helping the author find their readers, making those connections that enhance, enlighten and maybe even change people’s lives.

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