Monthly Archives: January 2011

A publisher’s focus on Amazon

No, you shouldn’t put your eggs in one basket,  but a new publisher needs to make smart decisions about where to focus the first energies and dollars.  Here is another article that I think supports the reasoning behind WordStream’s first … Continue reading

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Traditional book distribution is dying

I just got word that another major book distributor has laid off a large portion of their sales team.  I truly think that traditional book distribution is dying.  It just doesn’t make sense to give 15% of all of your … Continue reading

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Author Meryl Runion on NPR

Here is what author Meryl Runion had to say today about her recent guest appearance on NPR – Hawaii …  “It’s conversations like the one I just had with NPR Public Radio Beth-Ann Kaozkovich on her Town Square show that will change … Continue reading

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Publisher’s Weekly article re: the new Tom and Huck

Great article in Pubisher’s Weekly on Wednesday Hear from the editor of the NewSouth Edition of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn . . . Trouble on the Raft: Defending an ‘Other’ Huck Finn What to make of … Continue reading

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When to Change the Book Cover

When we first decided to quickly publish Meryl Runion’s How to Restore Sanity to Our Political Conversations, we thought it would be fun and quirky to do a cover that brought to mind comedian Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity … Continue reading

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Winners and Losers in Political Discourse

“We need to learn to tone our political rhetoric and partisanship down.”  Those were the words of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) in an email to Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson (R) just last week, a day before she was … Continue reading

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Children and Crazy People Are Listening

      Many seem shocked about Saturday’s shootings in Arizona, including that of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.  I am not so shocked. The rhetoric people have been using these past few years when “talking” about politics has been so ramped up and … Continue reading

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