CLOUD UNBOUND

Libraries, ebooks, publishing, and all the sublimely prickly stuff in between as viewed by Heather McCormack, Collection Development Manager, 3M Cloud Library

CLOUD UNBOUND

Libraries, ebooks, publishing, discovery

Toronto: 1; London: 0

After a three-hour delay caused by our being re-routed to New Foundland to get a sick passenger emergency care, I finally got to my ‘hood away from my ‘hood, Clerkenwell, in northern London. Walking through the hip hustle bustle lite on Exmouth Market, I felt something was off and looked up: my favorite bookshop in the area, Clerkenwell Tales, had been shuttered.

*heart shatter*

A tweet got me an answer. Best wishes to your second go in Toronto, a fine book city. Now I need a new bookshop.

Happy 75th anniversary to an American classic. Need a guide for book groups? Penguin’s marketer suggests Susan Shillinglaw’s On Reading The Grapes of Wrath, published only in February.
Happy closing time from London.
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Happy 75th anniversary to an American classic. Need a guide for book groups? Penguin’s marketer suggests Susan Shillinglaw’s On Reading The Grapes of Wrath, published only in February.
Happy closing time from London.
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Happy 75th anniversary to an American classic. Need a guide for book groups? Penguin’s marketer suggests Susan Shillinglaw’s On Reading The Grapes of Wrath, published only in February.

Happy closing time from London.

Cloud publishing partner Open Road Media has been busy lately. Just last week, they launched their Spanish ebook line, Ciudad de Libros/Open Road Español (see the shelf in CAT), with original or translated titles from José María Merino, Alonso Cueto, Erskine Caldwell, Philippa Carr, Ellery Queen, and Harold Robbins.

Now this month, they will launch a line of Westerns. Yee-haw!

Cloud publishing partner Open Road Media has been busy lately. Just last week, they launched their Spanish ebook line, Ciudad de Libros/Open Road Español (see the shelf in CAT), with original or translated titles from José María Merino, Alonso Cueto, Erskine Caldwell, Philippa Carr, Ellery Queen, and Harold Robbins.

Now this month, they will launch a line of Westerns. Yee-haw!

"Amazon has recently instituted 16 subcategories for literary fiction and 25 for historical fiction."



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If you thought Amazon cared only about selling and publishing genre fiction, you’d be wrong, it seems. As I learned this morning via Faber & Faber publisher Stephen Page, last fall the mega e-tailer instituted subcategories that could help literary writers self-publish and track their progress on the site.

As blogger Claude Nougat pointed out in her illuminating post about why literary writers lag behind genre writers on self-publishing, self-promotion, etc.:

Sub-categories are important because they each have their own Top 100 list, Hot New Releases list, Popularity list and Top Rated list, and remember, that’s the primary way the Amazon market is organized: it sells through “top 100″ lists. Reviews are important, but lists are even more important to boost up a title.

This all makes me think about Wattpad as well. If you missed it, The New York Times wrote a nice introduction to the social writing site, which has spawned traditionally published books like Ali Novak’s My Life with the Walter Boys (a recent Top New Release from Cloud publishing partner Sourcebooks).



randomhouse:

entertainmentweekly:

GUYS, ELEANOR & PARK IS GONNA BE A MOVIE.
AND RAINBOW ROWELL IS WRITING THE SCREENPLAY.
GUYS THIS IS ALL CAPS NEWS GUYS.

!!!!!

And so it shall be.

randomhouse:

entertainmentweekly:

GUYS, ELEANOR & PARK IS GONNA BE A MOVIE.

AND RAINBOW ROWELL IS WRITING THE SCREENPLAY.

GUYS THIS IS ALL CAPS NEWS GUYS.

!!!!!

And so it shall be.