An Archived Collection Dana Weinberg was an expert industry blogger for Digital Book World from 2013-2015. She worked with Digital Book World and Writers' Digest on their 2014 and 2015 Author Surveys and presented the results in a series of essays, reports, and presentations. At the time, this survey was one of the
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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
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
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.