More Than Just Books

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Simon & Schuster will offer readers the opportunity to take online workshops with authors, as a way of generating new revenue streams and building buzz for books, reports The New York Times, particularly as digital content sales grow and book sales decline. Last year, Simon & Schuster launched an imprint dedicated to publishing books of YouTube stars, though it was unclear if this was connected to declining book sales.


Ian MacAllen is the Rumpus Deputy Editor and founder of English Kills Review an online literary magazine focused on books, authors, and New York City. His writing has appeared in Little Fiction, Vol 1 Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, Chicago Review of Books, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He holds a Master’s Degree in English from Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →