Publishing News Updates

Writer News

I clipped these along the way – a few of the headlines that you may find interesting – with the links to the original story. NQ

Penguin Expands E-books in Libraries

How Smashwords Authors Can Manage Books in a Series
By Jason Boog on September 12, 2013 11:58 AM

My Favorite – 

National Book Foundation Names 5 Under 35 Authors for 2013
The National Book Foundation has revealed its “5 Under 35″ authors. For the first time, five women were picked for the prestigious award.
We’ve listed all five winners below, along with the name of the author who selected them. Here’s more from the release:
The 5 Under 35 program, now in its eighth year, honors five young fiction writers selected by past National Book Award Winners and Finalists. Since 2006, the program has introduced the next generation of writers, including Téa Obreht, Karen Russell, and Justin Torres. Supported by a generous donation from, the Foundation offers the 5 Under 35 authors a cash award of $1,000 each.

And – with literacy and nutrition the focus – a step in the right direction?

You Deserve a Book Today: McDonald’s to Distribute 20 Million Books in Happy Meals

Study: E-books Settle In
By Jim Milliot |
Oct 31, 2013

E-books have become a “normal means of consuming content,” but the rapid growth of the format’s early years are over, that was one of the primary takeaways from the final installment of Consumer Attitudes Toward E-Book Reading, the four-year project conducted by the Book Industry Study Group that traced the evolving role of e-books in the trade market.

Keep reading and writing! Nancy Q.


About NL Quatrano

Award-winning author, speaker, editor and ghost writer, Nancy owns a full-time editing, writing and specialty publishing business: On-Target Words/WC Publishing. Volunteer/member of professional writing organizations including Florida Writers Assoc., Sisters in Crime, and AWAI. 2010 Professional Woman of the Year by the NAPW. Linked in Editor Pick May 2013. International Women's Leadership Association nominee for Outstanding Leadership 2014. Author of Murder in Black and White, Still Shot, Merciful Blessings, and numerous published short stories.
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One Response to Publishing News Updates

  1. Skye-writer says:

    A ton of great information. Thanks for collecting it and putting it all in one place.

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