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Penguin Random House Pulls Out of Subscription Services

Penguin Random House Pulls Out of Subscription Services

A new crack appears in buffet-style subscription reading services. Penguin Random House’s recent move begs the question, “Why now?”

Quick and Dirty Guide to Formatting, Copyright Pages

Quick and Dirty Guide to Formatting, Copyright Pages

What says fun more than copyright!? Am I right? Of course I’m not. Bleck. Nothing is much more banal than messing around with a copyright page. But it’s a vital little bit of banality, so let’s get on with it! As I mentioned earlier in this formatting course, there is nothing that says your copyright…

How to Future Proof Your Author Career on Today’s Publishing High Seas

How to Future Proof Your Author Career on Today’s Publishing High Seas

How can you think past today’s self-publishing tactics in order to make sure you future proof your author career against the next decade’s worth of changes?

Quick and Dirty Paperback Formatting, Front Matter

Quick and Dirty Paperback Formatting, Front Matter

If you’re snooty about front matter, this isn’t the guide for you. If you want to write more and format front matter less, read on.

Be Careful Not to Resent the “Binge Culture” Reader

Be Careful Not to Resent the “Binge Culture” Reader

Binge Culture is here to stay. Don’t fight the reader. Instead fight the information brokers who are commodifying story to leverage subscription revenue.

Paperback Formatting, the Quick and Dirty Guidelines

Paperback Formatting, the Quick and Dirty Guidelines

When formatting paperbacks for publishing, there are rigorous and painful standards…then there are good enough guidelines. This post is the latter.