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50 Shades of Submission

50 Shades of Submission

This post was originally published by Greg Smith hereJanet Reid writes… I’ve recently had an agent request the first 50 pages of my manuscript after being “intrigued” by my query and first 5 pages. Good news, for sure. Here’s the thing:...
Tor (SciFi Publisher) Embargos Libraries

Tor (SciFi Publisher) Embargos Libraries

This post was originally published by Greg Smith hereThe announcement last month that Macmillan’s Tor division (perhaps the world’s best-known science fiction publisher) has instituted a four-month embargo on new e-book titles for libraries is an unwelcome...
More Problems for B&N

More Problems for B&N

This post was originally published by Greg Smith hereFrom Michael Kozlowski Major publishers have attended meetings with the founder of Barnes and Noble and have voiced their displeasure that the booksellers management team is in a constant state of disarray. They...
The Price of Editing…

The Price of Editing…

This post was originally published by Greg Smith hereFrom BLAKE ATWOOD at The Write Life: For comparison purposes, let’s look at the editing rates and use an average page-per-hour and an average hourly rate. For instance, the EFA lists basic copyediting of...
Investment Group Acquires 5.7% Stake in B&N

Investment Group Acquires 5.7% Stake in B&N

This post was originally published by Greg Smith hereAccording to a filing made with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Schottenfeld began buying B&N shares on May 29 and made his most recent purchase July 16, accumulating 4.2 million B&N shares....