David Crumm reports on what is becoming an annual year-end crisis of capacity in the publishing industry. The shortages are caused by major disruptions in publishing, including the good news that books are more popular than ever. At the same time, paper producers are shifting toward making the cardboard boxes that deliver those books to our homes.
Editor David Crumm reports on the start of the centennial year marking the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, extending voting rights to women. Media companies are making big plans. David suggests ways writers can contribute to this year of reflection on women’s rights.
Audiobooks are on the verge of a massive surge in popularity and accessibility, both for readers and authors. Learn about current audiobook technology, current production obstacles and upcoming improvements.
INDIE DAYS 2019—Front Edge Publishing Marketing Director Susan Stitt reports on news from the invitation-only conference for leading mid-sized publishers. Among the headlines from this annual industry gathering: Book sales continue to rise along with direct-to-reader marketing.
Front Edge Publishing Marketing Director Susan Stitt takes readers on a brief tour of the giant Lightning Source printing-and-binding factory in Tennessee, the flagship plant for this global company.