News You Can Use – Nov. 20, 2012

Family Christian Stores in a Buyout – The largest Christian bookstore chain in the country will have new owners. They have 280 stores in 36 states. The chain’s management in partnership with some investors has acquired the chain from its previous private equity owners.

Tyndale House Publishers Wins Their Courthouse Battle – Great news! I previously posted regarding the potential that an unfavorable ruling could have caused Tyndale to close their doors.

Publishers Hate Authors! – Declares Michael Levine in the Huffington Post. While he scores a few points it ultimately comes across as overstated. Victoria Strauss has the best response on her blog Writer Beware. She says it all.

How Many Pages Do You Read Each Day? – Kit Steinkellner asks a great question and then confesses her own habits. How would you answer the question? (No hedging.)

The Best Comma Rule Ever – Kathy Tyers nails the topic!

The Reinvention of the Bookseller – Interesting thoughts from industry guru Joe Wikert.

The Metadata Handbook now available – The books costs $95 but if you are an indie author/publisher or a traditional publisher you may want to get a copy. Metadata is a key to successful online bookselling. Check out the site for a complete table of contents and a regular blog.

2 Responses to News You Can Use – Nov. 20, 2012

  1. Ane Mulligan November 20, 2012 at 8:14 am #

    The Tyndale article is a landmark decision!! Wonderful news, Steve. Thanks for posting that.

  2. Bonnie S. Calhoun November 20, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    The title of that Tyndale article is misleading. They haven’t WON anything. That’s only a temporary injunction. They have to go back to court and argue the the merits of the case before it can be made permanent.

    And if Congress would get their act together and pass the amendments to the HHS legislation to fix the misrepresentations and errors that were found four years ago, this whole thing would be a moot point.

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