David Crumm reports on four trends that affect our writers and editors: The rise of ‘real-person insight’ in spiritual writing; the growth of nonfiction sales; the problem of ‘crowdsourcing’ in cover design; and a trend toward offensive language in book titles.
What should an author do when they find an error in their published book? Production manager Dmitri Barvinok breaks down the specific steps involved in updating production files to incorporate errata for a book in today’s publishing industry. Timing is key to avoid potential pitfalls.
Blockchain for publishing is one of the hottest ideas in Spring 2019, sparking headlines about its potential and its relationship to the controversial bitcoin industry. Editor David Crumm describes this column as “Bitcoin for Publishing 101,” offering a short, newsy look at bitcoin—enough so that you’ll be able to discuss this concept with friends and colleagues.
Editor David Crumm writes about the power in the community that surrounds a good book. We take seriously these principles in talking with authors about book proposals. It’s true: “Great books welcome readers into worlds they hope to see.”
The answer is: Yes! That is, if you don’t want to wake up as the author of a brand-new book full of embarrassing errors. Our director of production Dmitri Barvinok writes, this week, about the many reasons you’ll sleep sounder and wake up refreshed as an author—if you’ve got talented copy editors on your side!