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Twitter Personalities We Love for E-Books, Writing and Publishing
October 31, 2012 | 10:55 pm

  By Colleen T. Reese As a social media manager, my content consumption habits tend to get wildly out of control if I’m not careful. And a lot of readers face this same issue. When we first started looking into TeleRead’s reading habits, we learned that a great majority of you continue to rely on word-of-mouth to find new e-books. In the digital age, weeding through the crowded muck can be overwhelming, to say the least. So to help ourselves—and yes, you too—we’ve curated a quick list (in no particular order) of our favorite heavy hitters on Twitter. We found this list to be...

Publishing Business Conference: Discoverability: a new way to drive people to content
March 19, 2012 | 3:22 pm

Screen Shot 2012 03 17 at 6 16 18 PM Richard Eoin Nash, VP, Content & Community, smalldemons.com: The primary issue facing publishers is discoverability.  This is a result of the industry's own success in providing a high level of supply.  Both within the industry and outside it.  2.8 million books published in the US.  Much from content farms, but about 350K from the major publishers - and revenue is still essentially flat. Average revenue by title cut by 93%. As the effects of sexism and racism diminished, but did not go away, more and more people began to publish.  Spent the last century getting better and better at making books and...

The barbarians at the gates of Book Expo America, by Richard Nash
June 13, 2011 | 9:58 am

Images Sorry for the slow pace of content creation here from the publisher! I've plans to speed up production: rather than wait for the perfect post,  I'm going to write about this process a few days a week no matter how boring i fear the topic might be! Why? Because I find I've learned a lot about building a business from watching writers build their books. So you, as writers and readers, might find this business creation process useful too. Moreover the lesson many writers learn, that when stuck you just have to write no matter what, is a lesson I...

Red Lemonade email on its opening
May 11, 2011 | 11:51 am

Screen shot 2011 05 11 at 11 50 47 AM I thought I'd share with you the email I received about the opening of Red Lemonade (blockquotes omitted): Red Lemonade is live, come say hello. By way of reminder: Red Lemonade is a publisher, the world's first instance of a Cursor-powered social publishing community. Our goal is to make Red Lemonade a home for powerful writing and engaged reading. And to make Cursor the best possible platform to power the world's next 50,000 independent publishers. At some point in the last year, you signed up to find out more. Sorry it took so long. If you decide to register (you can poke around anonymously), we're...

Richard Nash’s Red Lemonade has gone live
May 9, 2011 | 9:44 am

Download Richard Nash's new experiment has gone live (with cutesy url that will make it hard to find, unfortunately: redlemona.de).  Here is Richard's Avanti! statement (blockquotes omitted): Publishing is saddled with this terrible reputation for being reactionary and Luddite, our denizens known largely for caviling against technology and the new-fangled. It is perverse, truly perverse since publishing is in fact at the center of two major social revolutions that dramatically disrupted the status quo ante. The first, printing, we all know and understand to a degree, but let me remind all concerned, pace Clay Shirky, that printing upended the established religious and political orders...

Red Lemonade to provide review copies without DRM
April 11, 2011 | 4:32 pm

Me Galleycat is reporting this after an email interview with Richard Nash, Red Lemonade's founder. ...  Nash explained his unconventional policy: “Well, I don’t think consumer books should have DRM, so putting DRM on reviewers’ books is even dumber. I want to make it as easy as possible to get it to you, as easy as possible for you to read it, as easy as possible for you to assign it to a reviewer, as easy as possible for you to send it to a friend.” More info in the article.  ...

My 2010 publishing heroes
January 4, 2011 | 11:31 am

images.jpg Last year I chose some folks who I though had made 2009 interesting in publishing terms and I believed would do the same in 2010. I think I was broadly right about them. You can see the 2009 list here. For 2010 I’m doing the same. Richard Nash ~ The Risk Taker Nash is moving ahead with Cursor a new type of publishing company based on communities, authors, shorter contracts and generally many of the ideas that have been floating around books for a few years now. He’s fiery, inspiring and willing to take a gamble (and be wrong...

Richard Nash and Harold Augenbraum interviewed on WNYC
November 26, 2010 | 4:24 pm

Harold Augenbraum, executive director of the National Book Foundation that presents the National Book Awards, discusses this year's winner, a book published by a small independent press, and what that means for the future of publishing. Also, Richard Nash, who ran the New York indie press Soft Skull for almost a decade, weighs in on the rise of independent presses. (function(){var s=function(){__flash__removeCallback=function(i,n){if(i)i[n]=null;};window.setTimeout(s,10);};s();})();...

A Red Lemonade Sampler by Richard Nash
November 11, 2010 | 11:15 am

httpwww.teleread.org20100406cleaning-up-epubs-to-work-with-ibook-aggregatorsrichard-nash.jpeg A Red Lemonade Sampler In a matter of weeks, links like I’m about to offer will be offered on Red Lemonade, but I didn’t want to wait to share these little digital objects with you. Independent publishers with print distribution from companies like PGW, Consortium, IPG, NBN,SCB and from corporate publishers who offer outsourced distribution all create sales kits for the sales reps—little samplers than contain excerpts from the books they’re publishing the next season, combined occasionally with some information about the authors. Incidentally, most presses xerox the materials, but we used Lulu to create an 84pp little paperback. Anyhow, I thought I’d share digital versions...

An Open Letter to Cursor by Richard Eoin Nash
October 26, 2010 | 9:56 am

richard nash.jpegI received the below email recently, from a French acquaintance J.R. Partel whom I remembered warmly from his year in New York in 2004 or so. He is also a literary translator, a superb one, who translated one of the finest books I ever published. He wrote me in response to seeing a talk I have on Publishing 3.0 but as readers of this blog can attest, it could have been in relation to most anything I’ve talked about! I was about to reply when I realized that it might be might useful to actually do so in public, since...

Richard Nash on changing the publishing process with Cursor
October 24, 2010 | 2:55 pm

Is that not the most cheerful face you've ever seen? Many pundits (myself included) talk about the need for the publishing industry to make changes in order to survive the digital transition. But at least one of them is putting his money where his mouth is. Richard Nash, whom we’ve mentioned a few times already, is leading the way with changes to various aspects of the publishing process in his new venture, Cursor. Among these changes are shortening contracts to three years, and eliminating advances (the amount that authors are paid before their books are published, which the books then have to earn out before they get paid...

Convergences, Real and Imagined: A Conclusion, by Richard Nash
October 19, 2010 | 11:59 am

httpwww.teleread.org20100406cleaning-up-epubs-to-work-with-ibook-aggregatorsrichard-nash.jpegLast year I concluded my contribution to the Frankfurt Book Fair’s website with an opinion piece on what I thought the Fair signified—a perhaps hubristic attempt to issue a personal, idiosyncratic, opinionated State of the Industry address. To add bloodymindness to hubris. I’m going to try this again, and again crosspost from the Fair itself. (Do please note that these are my opinions, not those of the Frankfurt Book Fair or anyone therewith associated and do also check out that blog in general, there’s a lot of really good stuff there) So I was attending a party thrown by the good...