A review by nadia
The Book Business: What Everyone Needs to Know by Robert Paris Riger, Mike Shatzkin

informative medium-paced
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? N/A
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A


This book is packed with info, from the book trade and its history, to getting a book published, the rise of self-publishing, the growth in audio books, Amazon's business model compared to that of other traditional publishers, and the differences between children's and academic publishing.

It's written in a Q&A style, but the ordering of questions doesn't always seem to flow. And it doesn't lend itself to being read from beginning to end since there's a lot of repetition/not always much continuity. I think it's written so that you can jump into any question in isolation.