Indie Author Newsbreak 8-24-2018

indie author newsIt’s Friday again. How time flies when you’re chained to a desk in a dank cellar.

It’s time once again to learn a little something about what’s going on out there in the world of publishing, writing, and whatnot. The news can’t escape our relentless admins any more than a naughty cheerleader can escape a serial killer in a B horror movie.

If you counted Kobo out in trimming your distribution channels, you may want to reconsider. It seems Kobo and Walmart have announced an ebook partnership.

For about the hundredth time (or so it seems), publishing industry watchers find that Barnes & Noble is teetering. Is the founder, chairman, and acting CEO really the problem here?

Crown Publishing has recalled a cookbook it published and marketed after critics pointed out the recipes include certain berries and mushrooms that can induce vomiting and diarrhea. Crown is a division of the Random Penguin empire. Yeah, those guys.

On the lighter side, while conducting tireless historical research, John Emmerling makes an amazing discovery involving an invention to cure writers block!

That’s it for this visit. Be sure to stop by next week, when we debut our latest book: 101 Festive Uses for Industrial Waste Drums.