Dana King's Blog – July 2009 Archive (4)

Book Prices

(Also posted on One Bite at a Time.)

Interesting article in Slate magazine this week by Jack Shafer, about e-book pricing. The entire article is worth reading, but something he brings up in the first paragraph interests me more than the rest.

According to Shafer, publishers routinely sell books to retail booksellers for half the cover price. This… Continue

Added by Dana King on July 18, 2009 at 1:56am — 10 Comments

Industry Salaries

(Also posted in One Bite at a Time.)

I recently discovered the Editorial Ass blog; lots of good stuff there.

This post is a few weeks old, but interesting.

Any thoughts?

Added by Dana King on July 16, 2009 at 6:55am — 7 Comments

Building Trust in the Reader (And How Not To Do It)

(Also posted on One Bite at a Time.)

I’m not a nit-picker when I read. I don’t care if there’s not really a door that opens directly onto Penn Avenue from Heinz Hall. Minor mistakes or changes can be lived with, so long as they don’t mess with historical facts (Germany can’t win the war, unless that’s the premise of the book), the author doesn’t get too specific (if you need a gun to have a safety, don’t specify it’s a… Continue

Added by Dana King on July 3, 2009 at 5:12am — 5 Comments

Good Reads for May and June

(Also posted on One Bite at a Time.)

Late May and early June were hectic, with family visits and my daughter’s high school graduation, so my best reads from May didn’t get posted. (Yes, I know, you were all bitterly disappointed.) Below are my recommendations from the books I read in May and June.

High Season, by Jon Loomis. Loomis walks the fine line between humor and murder with the sureness of Karl… Continue

Added by Dana King on July 1, 2009 at 6:37am — No Comments

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