What publishers won't tell you about book sales

by Jim Fletcher -- Frankly, the whole range of elements that makes up the publishing industry is beyond fascinating. Of course, an unrepentant book junkie would say that. Perhaps we should all more…

Don't let the sTORIes get you down

by Jim Fletcher -- News this week from the Associated Press that reality TV star Tori Spelling is producing two new books (couldn't bring myself to type the word "writing") reminds me more…

Maximum dose of Max Lucado

by Jim Fletcher -- What a relief that Thomas Nelson has announced a new promotional plan for mega-selling author Max Lucado. The publishing giant will be making sure its author giant is more…

Rejection, dejection and the Gift

by Jim Fletcher -- "To say that the plot had holes in it would be to imply that the work contained enough substance to contain such holes. It didn't." Especially at the more…

More than just killing Jews

by Jim Fletcher -- Publishing has always been plagued (well, I don't know about the Sumerians) with a glut of what I call "same books" – you know, novels featuring wizards and more…

How much will you sacrifice for success?

by Jim Fletcher -- (Please indulge me for a moment this week; a publishing friend's son was terribly injured in Afghanistan. It looks like he'll pull through, but if you pray, please more…

Get armed, ready to push back evil

by Jim Fletcher -- For readers with a Judeo-Christian worldview, it is always a real treat to come across a book that combines expert information – even vital information – and a more…