The Hot Sheet Reviewed – second November 2017 edition

The Hot Sheet is a publishing industry news-sheet for authors, produced every two weeks by Porter Anderson and Jane Friedman, and reviewed here every other Sunday as one of the best twice-monthly industry overviews available to authors. We’re not interested in delivering breaking news, but perspective on stories that are likely to retain meaning for your long-term decision Read More …

Draft2Digital sees a “very large spike” as Pronoun authors migrate

The not altogether unexpected failure of the US-based distributor Pronoun dealt competitor aggregators an unexpected windfall this month StreetLib and PublishDrive both rushed to produce migration tools that could with virtually one click transfer an author’s Pronoun files across and get them up and running again. Both PublishDrive and StreetLib offer Amazon and Google Play Read More …

Macmillan closing romance website as well as Pronoun. Is Macmillan romance struggling?

Hard on the heels of the announcement that the self-publishing portal Pronoun was to close, Macmillan has announced on twitter that its consumer-facing romance website Heroes and Heartbreakers is to close too. While the Pronoun closure surprised few, the closure statement on Heroes and Heartbreakers is unexpected. Publishers Lunch quotes Macmillan as explaining, As the digital Read More …

BREAKING NEWS +++ PRONOUN CLOSING +++

It’s late evening GMT here in West Africa, as news emerges Pronoun, the too-good-to-be-true ebook aggregator has proven to be too good to be true. I’ll be back tomorrow with a more considered response to the news that Pronoun has stopped all uploads as of today and will formally shutter the operation on January 15th Read More …