Monthly Archives: June 2012

Even Seth Godin Needs A Publisher

I’m a big fan of Godin’s writing, and have been in awe of the care and diligence with which he has built his audience over many years. When he announced that he was self-publishing his future books, it made sense to me. Very few authors have as powerful an ability to communicate directly to their market as Godin does. …

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Rielle Hunter’s book now On Sale

The John Edwards-Rielle Hunter affair has been making headlines for years. Hunter has been at the center of a media firestorm and the subject of public scrutiny. Now, she tells her side of the story.

In her book, What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter, and Me, Hunter reveals personal accounts of her relationship with John Edwards, …

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What Really Happened at Hotel Rwanda?

In April 1994, violence broke out in the African country of Rwanda that would result in more than 800,000 deaths — the majority of victims from the Tutsi ethnic group — in a span of three months. During what is now officially known as “The Genocide Against the Tutsi”, a hotel manager named Paul Rusesabagina provided a shelter for refugees in the Hotel des Mille Collines. …

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BenBella Cause

Almost two years ago I announced the formation of BenBella Cause, a small line of books associated with various charities. For books in the BenBella Cause line, we donate half of our profits back to the relevant charity.

I’m delighted to announce that our first gift was just made, $18,000 to The Lab School of Washington DC. …

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Cory Doctorow with breaking news “some people are even worse than publishers.”

Just kidding! Cory, a friend of the BenBella, actually published a very nice article in Publishers Weekly reminding us that publishers, for all their flaws, are straight-shooters relative to their equivalents in music and film. As a publisher, I do appreciate Cory’s kind words.

But aren’t authors rising up to defend publishers one of the signs of the apocalypse? …

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Where Publishing Is Heading

I’ve been the Publisher of BenBella for ten years now, and it’s truly awe-inspiring to consider the amount of change this industry has experienced in this time. And to think that I created BenBella to join the sedate publishing industry!

The Nation has a great overview of what’s happening now, particularly Amazon’s rise to an industry-redefining power. …

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