Galleycat delves into the origins of E L James's bestselling book as Twilight fan fiction in a fascinating tracking of its origins.
Online authors should never forget that readers can travel backwards in Internet time and explore their earlier work. This month, author E L James scored a seven-figure book deal to publish the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy and a movie deal quickly followed.
Mike Shatzkin on the wider implications of Pottermore's approach to selling the Harry Potter ebooks.
Pottermore changed the game this morning. Congratulations to Charlie Redmayne, their CEO.
The “aha” moment for me was when somebody on a listserv mentioned they’d bought Kindle editions of the seven Harry Potter books which, it had been announced, were available only from the Pottermore site.
Penny drops. First thought: Hnh? How did that happen?
Then the news came that Amazon was referring people off its site to Pottermore to buy the Kindle editions of Harry Potter ebooks. (It turns out that Barnes & Noble is doing the same.) There they register themselves and then can buy the ebooks.
This new model allows for the rapid and interactive development of books, ebooks, articles, videos, and other content by its authors, where the content evolves through a partnership between the author and their community.
'You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you're working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success - but only if you persist.'