Amazon Announces 70 percent Royalty for Kindle Authors

Press Release from Amazon.com: Amazon.com announced details of a new program that will enable authors and publishers who use the Kindle Digital Text Platform (DTP) to earn a larger share of revenue from each Kindle book they sell. For each Kindle book sold, authors and publishers who choose the new 70 percent royalty option will […]

TV Writers Settle Age Discrimination Suit

Hollywood entertainment firms have agreed to settle an age discrimination lawsuit brought by 165 television writers over the age of 40. The $70 million settlement is the largest of its kind. The named defendants include television networks ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC, and several high-profile production companies and talent agencies. Link: Yahoo News: TV writers […]

Remembering Robert B. Parker

World Fantasy Signings at Borderlands Books

World Fantasy Convention takes place this week in San Jose, CA, and Borderlands Books is hosting a cople in-store group signings featuring attending authors! On Wednesday Oct 29th, from 6:30-8:30pm, 20 distinguished authors and artists will be present, including David Drake, Kate Elliot, Graham Joyce, Patricia McKillip, Garth Nix, Ken Scholes, Michael Swanwick, James Anderson, […]

Contest: And Another Thing e-Book Application

The Dragon Page is pleased to bring you a giveaway featuring the just-released e-book application of the sixth book in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy, "And Another Thing." We are giving away one (1) copy of the newly released e-book application that includes: • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the […]

Neil Gaiman Needs Your Help

Hugo-award winning and best-selling author Neil Gaiman is looking for help writing his next short story.   And he'll be looking for 1,000 people on Twitter for that help. Publisher's Weekly reports that Gaiman is writing a new crowd-sourced short story on Twitter.   Starting today (Oct. 13) at noon EST, the author will Tweet the first […]

Novelist Eoin Colfer on Resurrecting "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" -- An AMC Interview

On the 30th Anniversary of the first publication of Douglas Adams's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy comes And Another Thing..., the sixth book of the series penned by Artemis Fowl novelist Eoin Colfer. Colfer discusses his reluctance to take on the project and his hopes for the future of Hitchhiker's.   [Read more...]

Amazon Settles "1984" Lawsuit

Remember earlier this year when Amazon recalled copies of "1984" and "Animal Farm" from people's Kindle readers without warning them first? Yes, it was inconvenient and an annoyance to everyone who had purchased the novels. But for Justin Gawronski it was much more that that. Gawronski was reading both books on the Kindle and using […]

Werewolves To Meet Little Women

The idea of mixing supernatural monsters with classic (and public domain) pieces of literature has proved to be a smashing success in the publishing world. First we had the instant classic "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" and last month saw the release of "Sense and Sensibility and Seamonsters." But apparently the classic monsters weren't content […]

Contest: The Hunger Games Winners

Congratulations to the winners of The Hunger Games prize packs: Deborah Y of Clive, IA Max C of Doral, FL Rachel L of Phoenix, AZ Look for your prizes to arrive in the mail shortly!

Contest: The Hunger Games Giveaway

The Dragon Page is pleased to bring you a giveaway featuring Catching Fire, the second book in Suzanne Collins' HUNGER GAMES series. We are giving away three (3) prize packs! Each winner will receive: # 1 limited edition promotional T-shirt # 1 collectible mocking jay pin # 1 copy of Catching Fire To enter, just […]

"Reading Rainbow" Comes To An End

After 26 years of helping children discover the joy of reading, PBS' "Reading Rainbow" came to an end last Friday. The show, hosted by actor LeVar Burton, was unable to secure a sponsor to underwrite the cost of producing and airing the show on PBS, reports the Wall Street Journal. Pointing to changes in educational […]

Winds of Dune Author Brian Herbert on Flipping the Myth of Jihad -- An AMC Interview

Dune author Frank Herbert's son discusses picking up his father's threads in Winds of Dune, out this month, and his hopes for Peter Berg's film adaptation of the saga.   [Read more...]

"Heat Wave" by Richard Castle Now Online

The serialization of the first few chapters of the first Nikki Heat novel by Richard Castle (lead character in the ABC crime comedy/drama Castle), is now available online. You can download a PDF of the first chapter this week, and a new chapter will be posted online every week until the second season premiere on […]

Stross Blends Cold War Thrillers, Cthulhu in New Collection

Author Charles Stross says that several of the stories in his recently published collection, "Wireless" were influenced by growing up during the Cold War and reading stories set in the universe of Cthulhu. "I grew up in the UK during the latter stages of the Cold War," Stross told SciFi Wire. "Britain is relatively compact, […]

'Castle' will use Book to promote series

According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC will be trying out an old-school promotional tool rather than any new social networking campaigns: publishing a book. The TV series "Castle" features a New York Times best-selling mystery author, in the style of James Patterson and Michael Connolly, and as a series tie-in, a book published by the […]