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Should Traditional Publishers Feel Threatened by the Potential of Self-Publishing? Summary of My Presentation at Digital Book World 2014

Should traditional publishers feel threatened by the potential of self-publishing? Of course they should. As a hybrid author—an author who has both traditionally published and self-published—and a social scientist who studies the book industry, I am something of a two-for-one special at Digital Book World 2014. My remarks draw from both perspectives. Last week I indie

Should Traditional Publishers Feel Threatened by the Potential of Self-Publishing? Summary of My Presentation at Digital Book World 20142019-04-17T17:35:09+00:00

Why Tango Artists Make Money When Authors Don’t

Share On Friday evening I was honored to be part of a roundtable presentation at the National Arts Club to celebrate the publication of Anahí Viladrich’s beautiful book More Than Two to Tango. The book details the struggles of Argentine immigrants trying to make their living in the US arts and entertainment industry as tango

Why Tango Artists Make Money When Authors Don’t2019-04-13T02:05:37+00:00

Author Meets Social Scientist

The perhaps little-known truth is that very few writers earn enough to support themselves... big name authors are more like lottery winners Most would-be authors, if they manage to get published at all, only make pennies an hour...Yet the success stories bolster the lowest spirits and keep hope alive. They did it. My turn will come.

Author Meets Social Scientist2019-04-13T02:07:00+00:00

About My Work

Dana Beth Weinberg is Chair and Professor of Sociology at Queens College-CUNY.  A
graduate of Harvard University’s doctoral program in Sociology, she is author of Code Green:
Money-Driven Hospitals and the Dismantling of Nursing as well as multiple research articles on
the healthcare and publishing industries.  An indie author, she writes fiction under the
pseudonym D. B. Shuster and is author of the Russian mafia crime series Kings of Brighton
Beach and the Cold War spy series Sins of a Spy.

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