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How to Survive (and Maybe Enjoy) Going Public with Your Book

Holly Robinson | Posted 11.15.2016 | Home
Holly Robinson

Recently, I asked a debut novelist what events she had planned around her book launch. She shrugged and said, "Not much. Most marketing is done online...

5 Easy Ways for Authors to Do Killer Readings

Lev Raphael | Posted 11.02.2016 | Home
Lev Raphael

A reading is a performance. Don't ever forget that you're entertaining an audience and interacting with it. You need to see yourself as onstage, and that means getting somebody you trust to give you honest feedback from more than one reading.

Planning an Exceptional Book Signing

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 12.01.2013 | Home
Penny C. Sansevieri

Despite the fact that bookstores are closing, authors still want signings and events. Now, more than ever, calendars fill up quickly for events and sp...

My Writing Journey to Publishing Continues, Part 5

Carol Hoenig | Posted 10.12.2013 | Home
Carol Hoenig

I will always remember that day, not only because of that validating review, but that was the very same day that my job, along with several of my peers, was eliminated at Borders Books.

9 Authors With Outrageous Speaking Fees

Posted 02.15.2013 | Home

This week, Jonah Lehrer caused even more controversy when it was announced that he was paid $20,000 for his public apology about his plagiarism scanda...

New Site Helps Crowdsource Book Events

Posted 08.07.2012 | Home

Starting August 6th, authors will be able to plan their readings, book launches and other events using a crowdsourcing site called T...

Come Meet The Author, But Be Prepared To Open Your Wallet | JULIE BOSMAN and MATT RICHTEL | Posted 08.22.2011 | Home

Independent bookstores, squeezed by competition from Internet retailers like Amazon, have long done something their online brethren cannot emulate: au...

The Making of a Novel: Meeting the Public

Jennie Nash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jennie Nash

I was part of an author's luncheon event today. There were about 500 people in the audience and five featured authors besides myself. Although my host...

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Author Gaiman Confronts Publisher Prejudice | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

One of the things that always gets my back up is when public figures disparage wide swaths of the country and the people who reside there. It angers m...

Litquake Festival Pairs Reading With Spanking

The San Francisco Chronicle | Julian Guthrie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Litquake meeting opened with gin and tonics - before talk quickly turned to one of the literary festival's more unusual offerings....

Paulo Coelho, Author of "The Alchemist", In Live Video Chat Today

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Paulo Coelho, author of the international bestseller "The Alchemist" is taking your questions in a live video chat today at 3pm Eastern. Please join u...

Miami Book Fair Going Strong This Week

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

All this week, Miami is celebrating the world of literature with its annual Book Fair. Running from November 8 - 15 and open to the public for a small...

Literary Events In Your Neighborhood

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

There are so many fantastic book-related events happening every day in many cities, from book signings to author readings to poetry competitions and m...