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Yes, You Can Get a Book Deal

John P. David | Posted 02.12.2016 | Books
John P. David

Back in October, I wrote a post about my efforts to write a book, my take on the publishing industry, and my desire to get a book deal. The reaction ...

What It Takes To Land A Book Deal

Natalie MacNeil | Posted 06.18.2015 | Women
Natalie MacNeil

My answer to, "How do you land a book deal?" is really multi-faceted and involves a long-haul approach. I'm sure I don't have to tell you that this kind of stuff rarely happens overnight. But if you're willing to put in the hours, the rewards are absolutely incredible.


The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 08.23.2013 | Comedy

Comedian Aziz Ansari has nabbed $3.5 million to write a book about the perils of dating in the 21st century, according to Publisher's Weekly. Everyone...

Comparison is the Thief of Joy

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 06.04.2013 | Books
Jocelyn Kelley

You're a writer. You have a novel published or are waiting to hear back from an agent/editor/critique partner. You click around on Facebook or Twitter and find that someone you know has a bright shiny new book deal!

10 Bookish Conversations We Never Want to Have Again

Jeff O'Neal | Posted 01.09.2013 | Books
Jeff O'Neal

We usually keep things pretty positive here at the Riot, but after many years of life in the bookish interweb, we've identified some conversations that just keep coming back up. And we're ready to put an end to them.

New 'Dracula' Document By Author Bram Stoker Being Released

Posted 03.26.2012 | Books

"Dracula" author Bram Stoker was more than a skillful Gothic penman. He also studied law, and his talents are evident in the legal contract for his bl...

Will A Book Deal Make Casey Anthony Rich?

ABC News | SHEILA MARIKAR (@SheilaYM) | Posted 09.05.2011 | Books

Casey Anthony may be one of the most vilified women in the country right now, but if she plays her cards right, she could also become one of the riche...

If Agents Become Publishers, Who Protects Authors? | Posted 08.09.2011 | Books

In recent weeks, there have been a spate of agents who have cut deals on behalf of their clients with... themselves.  One such involved the agent to ...

Publishers Hesitant To Buy Jennifer Hudson's Book | Posted 07.31.2011 | Books

Jennifer Hudson has radically changed her image by dropping more than 80 pounds as a Weight Watchers spokeswoman, but she can't seem to land a seven-f...

Which Celebrity Book Deal Irritated You The Most? (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Charlie Sheen is currently shopping his memoir and is expecting a big pay day. There are countless full time writers who can't get published by a...

Lemony Snicket Moves To Little, Brown

Publishers Weekly | Jim Milliot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Daniel Handler, who had a long and successful run with his Lemony Snicket-penned A Series of Unfortunate Events series at HarperCollins, is moving to ...

Australian Author: The New J.K. Rowling?

The Wall Street Journal | DALYA ALBERGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In a success story reminiscent of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling's, Ms. James is a mother and first-time author who is going from nothing to becomin...

Blogs To Books: Success In Finding Your Niche

Copyblogger | Larry Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

First, let's get one thing out of the way. A blog alone, no matter how popular, isn't enough to score you a book contract. It's not quite that simple....

"Joe The Plumber" Book Deal Details Emerge

CJR/Fox News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In a somewhat predictable move, Joe The Plumber, aka Samuel Wurzelbacher, has signed a book deal. Joe told Fox News that he was "broke," but still to...