book publishing

A Bankrupt Borders Makes Everyone Poorer, Especially Authors

Beginning as early as the end of the week, 6,000 Borders employees will be out work, and publishers will likely lose millions of dollars in bad debt. Hardest hit will be "midlist" authors -- those whose books aren't bestsellers but still do well enough to justify their

A First for Harlequin: A Personal Finance Book

The Frugalista Files, written by former Miami Herald personal finance blogger Natalie McNeal, is a diary of the year that one 34-year old spent trying to pay off her credit card debt -- "without giving up the fabulous life." Can it succeed where some many other have flopped?

Listening to Literature: An Author Talks About Audiobooks

The quality of an audiobook truly hinges on its narrator. The best ones use their voice talents and training to deliver the feeling behind the author's intent. Here, a writer explains what goes into audiobooks -- and why they can boost an author's audience.

Jay-Z's Book Blitz: Marketing Most Unlike the Industry's Standard

When a celebrity publishes a book, a big marketing push is to be expected, but the campaign for rap mogul Jay-Z's new book of lyrics is unprecedented. Thanks to backing from Clear Channel and Microsoft's Bing, New Yorkers will find pages of "Decoded" practically everywhere.