President of Nelson Literary Agency, LLC
Literary agent for Hugh Howey, author of Wool
Interview Starts at 11:35
The reader is having a lot of power, which technically they always have had, because anybody that they love and follow and make big–be it Nora Roberts or John Grisham or Nicholas Sparks or Debbie Macomber–obviously that’s sending a signal to publishers that they want to see more material along those lines. But what’s happening now is it’s consolidating into more real time and that a lot of indie authors are having success self-publishing, because for whatever reason–maybe their project didn’t seem mainstream enough or wasn’t filling X, Y, and Z slot or what have you–but then the readers decided, “I really like this; I want more of it.”
Show Notes and Links:
“After a Roller-Coaster Ride, Ebook Prices Have Stabilized Somewhat in 2013″ by Jeremy Greenfield at Digital Book World – March 5, 2013
“Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Pre-Orders Now Being Accepted in Japan” by Ken Mildenhall at Gadget Insiders – March 5, 2013
An enhancement to the Send to Kindle extension for Google Chrome (thanks, Tom Semple)
Amazon’s page on the Chrome extension
“Kindle Fire HD Problems: What Users Complain About Most” by Simon Hill in Digital Trends – March 6, 2013
Kristin Nelson Interview
Wall Street Journal story and video on Hugh Howie’s deal with Simon & Schuster – March 7, 2013
Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1-5) by Hugh Howey – $5.99 on Kindle
Amazon author page for Hugh Howey
Hugh Howey’s guest column in IndieReader about Ridley Scott’s decision to make Wool into a movie
Fifty Shades Trilogy by E L James – $28.99 on Kindle
Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel by Sylvia Day – $9.99 on Kindle
Hugh Howey’s scheduled reading at The Tattered Cover Book Store March 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Wool – Part One by Hugh Howey – free on Kindle
Wool Omnibus Edition by Hugh Howey – $5.99 on Kindle
Works of L.M. Montgomery – Complete Anne of Green Gables (Illustrated)- $2.99 at U.S. Kindle Store
Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life by Gretchen Rubin – $12.99 on Kindle
Gretchn Rubin’s The Happiness Project
“Bookish’s Dirty Little Secret” by Peter Winkler at Huffington Post – February 20, 2013
“Closing the Book” CBC Ideas podcast on January 31, 2011
“Opening the Book” CBC Ideas podcast on February 25, 2011
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach – $7.99 on Kindle
Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named “Well, You Needn’t.” This version is “Ra-Monk” by Eval Manigat on the “Variations in Time: A Jazz Persepctive” CD by Public Transit Recording” CD.
Next Week’s Interview Guest:
I will be on the other end of the microphone next week, having agreed to a suggestion by long-time listener Mark Roberts of Bedford, Texas, that I use an interview to answer questions about my own experience and perspectives on the Kindle and eBooks instead of the normal interview setup. So Mark, who is the preacher at Westside church of Christ in Irving, Texas, will be asking the questions for TKC 241, and I will do my best to answer them. Mark’s ministry includes an innovative all-digital monthly publication titled Pressing On: The Magazine for Growing Christians, available for Kindle subscription for $10 a year.
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