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Confessions of a Book Editor

Brooke Warner | Posted 09.30.2016 | Home
Brooke Warner

When I got into book publishing I was an inexperienced 23-year-old whose previous work experience was waitressing and a couple of cherry college internships that had nothing to do with publishing. I worked my way up the ranks, learning publishing and how to edit books. I've made plenty of mistakes along the way--the kind that sting but make you better at what you do.

Writing Taboo

Tracy Strauss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Tracy Strauss

While sexual abuse may be the context of my memoir, it is not my story. My story, in fact, is not about trauma or anything remotely "taboo" -- my story is about transcendence.

Khaled Hosseini on Workshops, Editors, and Calling Yourself a Writer

David Henry Sterry | Posted 10.13.2013 | Home
David Henry Sterry

We first met Khaled Hosseini when I joined the San Francisco Writers Workshop. Listening to him read his work week after week, it was clear he was a writer of amazing talent. He has a new book out, And the Mountains Echoed, so we thought we'd pick his brain about the writing life.

Gayle Shanks of Changing Hands Bookstore on How Writers Can Work with Booksellers to Achieve Success

David Henry Sterry | Posted 06.09.2013 | Home
David Henry Sterry

"It's not necessary to write about the impact Amazon has had but more interesting I think is the innovative ways that indie stores have struggled and evolved and managed to stay around in spite of the stiff and often unfair practices from the chains."

7 Deadly Myths and 3 Inspired Truths About Book Editing

David Kudler | Posted 06.03.2013 | Home
David Kudler

There's a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding about editors and what they do. Here are seven of those myths that I'd like to clean up.

The Ten Awful Truths -- and the Ten Wonderful Truths -- About Book Publishing

BJ Gallagher | Posted 06.05.2012 | Home
BJ Gallagher

So, which list is true? "The Ten Awful Truths About Book Publishing" or "The Ten Wonderful Truths About Book Publishing"? They both are.

Lit Agent David Nelson Thinks That Publishing "Is Being Revolutionized"

Jeff Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeff Rivera

Literary Agent David Nelson says that his experience in the industry is what sets him apart. In this interview, he tells us why new technologies are ...

Lit Agent Ashley Grayson Wants Writers Who Think of their Books as "an Investment"

Jeff Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeff Rivera

Ashley Grayson, the founder of the Ashley Grayson Literary Agency, understands the business of publishing. In this interview, he explains how he helps...

Lit Agent Lucy Childs Thinks Authors Need To Know Their Success is Not "Guaranteed"

Jeff Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeff Rivera

Literary Agent Lucy Childs likes literary fiction, not werewolves and vampires. In this interview, she suggests that authors keep their query letters...

Lit Agent Daniel Bial Says Publishing is Facing "A New Economic Reality"

Jeff Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeff Rivera

Literary agent, Daniel Bial has nearly two decades of experience as an agent. He tells us in this interview, why he's not really excited about ebooks...

Do You Really Need an Editor at a Publishing House?

Carole Baron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Carole Baron

Before, you, as a writer, decide to bypass the publisher and the editor, remember it is the role of the editor to be the author's advocate in the arduous publishing process so that the book will get the readership it deserves.

A Filing Cabinet, Some Contracts, and Kate Duffy

Gerald Sindell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gerald Sindell

Kate Duffy had mass-market ink running in her veins. She was a book editor, through and through.