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  1. Long Live the Long Tail!

    A recent report from USA Today that e-book sales are up 43% from last year, and not as strong as anticipated, is an indication that the trend towards this format is slowing down slightly.  The article goes on to say that at the same time regular, print books are selling more vigorously than was pre…
  2. Special Announcement: LEE MARVIN: Point Blank is an IPPY Award Winner!

    Special Announcement: LEE MARVIN: Point Blank is an IPPY Award Winner!

    Congratulations to Dwayne Epstein on winning the Bronze Medal in the the 2013 IPPY  (Independent Publishers Award) for biography with LEE MARVIN: Point Blank! As publisher it is a tremendous honor to have been selected for this prestigious award which highlights the year’s best of the independen…
  3. Reading in the Dark: Guest Blog from Alida Brill, Part III

    I turn to Mary Gordon for a sense of truth, as I have for the last thirty-five years.  I do not know Mary Gordon, but I feel as if we grew up together to become the women we are, attached by her words and my life experiences.  In her most recent novel, The Love of My Youth(2011), Gordon observ…
  4. Between a Rock and a Hard Place

    James Patterson’s recent broadside has enraged and engaged publishers, and that’s a good thing. His call to arms to save the book is hearfelt and impassioned. Full page ads in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and Publisher’s Weekly don’t come cheap! Thank you, Mr. Patterson, for putting it…
  5. Reading is more than “Great”.

    Reading is more than “Great”.

    Reading is More than “Great.” I just read some excerpts from Jason Merkoski’s Q&A in the New York Times, in response to the publication of his e-book titled BURNING THE PAGE, and it saddens me to hear such an experienced insider within the book industry make such statements as these below…
  6. Tucson Festival of Books: Come Rain or Come Shine!

    Tucson Festival of Books: Come Rain or Come Shine!

    Anyone who’s had the experience of getting books soaked from rain or flooding knows that water and books don’t generally make for a good mix! However, the crowds that showed up in the inclement and chilly (by Tucson standards) weather on Saturday at the 2013 Tucson Festival of Books more than ma…