Fernando French Publishing

Fernando French Publishing

Hey, guys, this passage is from the novel Isn’t It Pretty To Think So?
Today we’re having a random sale and offering the e-book for 99 cents! Scoop it up here.
Hey, guys, this passage is from the novel Isn’t It Pretty To Think So?
Today we’re having a random sale and offering the e-book for 99 cents! Scoop it up here.

Hey, guys, this passage is from the novel Isn’t It Pretty To Think So?
Today we’re having a random sale and offering the e-book for 99 cents! Scoop it up here.

Roald Dahl’s workspace, and 39 others.
Roald Dahl’s workspace, and 39 others.

Roald Dahl’s workspace, and 39 others.

Writing heals wounds

Time:

A week later, Broadbent and her colleagues started photographing the wounds every three to five days until they were completely healed. Eleven days after the biopsy, 76% of the group that had written about trauma had fully healed while only 42% of the other group had.

J. K. Rowling releases new novel under pseudonym

Tor:

J. K. Rowling has released a detective novel, The Cuckoo’s Calling, under the pseudonym Robert Galbriath.

She told the Sunday Times of London, “I had hoped to keep this secret a little longer because being Robert Galbraith has been such a liberating experience. It has been wonderful to publish without hype or expectation and pure pleasure to get feedback under a different name.”

"As Competition Wanes, Amazon Cuts Back Discounts"

The New York Times:

Even as Amazon became one of the largest retailers in the country, it never seemed interested in charging enough to make a profit. Customers celebrated and the competition languished.

Now, with Borders dead, Barnes & Noble struggling and independent booksellers greatly diminished, for many consumers there is simply no other way to get many books than through Amazon. And for some books, Amazon is, in effect, beginning to raise prices.

David Rakoff’s Last Deadline

New York Times:

“He rang me up and said, ‘The good news is, I have actually finished before my deadline’ — which is an unusual call to get from an author,” Mr. Thomas said. “And then he said, ‘The bad news is, you’ll be publishing it posthumously.’”
My job is to be a professional version of the outside world—a listener who is not attached to any of it, who doesn’t know the story of how it was written, who doesn’t know how it works, who doesn’t know why this is important to you. Every record producer does something different.
These snozberries taste like snozberries.
These snozberries taste like snozberries.
These snozberries taste like snozberries.

These snozberries taste like snozberries.

Penguin Random House

The Verge:

The Big Six publishers have officially become the Big Five as Random House and Penguin completed a merger this morning. In a statement today, the two companies announced a new group known as Penguin Random House. The new company will include almost every part of both Random House and Penguin, creating a company with over 10,000 employees across five continents.

Here’s a Tumblr of random penguin houses.

Jimmy Wales Is Not an Internet Billionaire

An interesting look into the life of Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales, and how much he’s not worth.

New York Times:

Being the most famous traveling spokesman for Internet freedom brings in a decent living, but it’s not Silicon Valley money. It’s barely London money. Wales’s total net worth, by most estimates, is just above $1 million, including stock from his for-profit company Wikia, a wiki-hosting service. … “Everyone makes fun of Jimmy for leaving the money on the table,” says Sue Gardner, the executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that runs Wikipedia.