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This is What Happened When Millions of People Read My Article

Amy Morin | Posted 06.30.2015 | Books
Amy Morin

When my sister-in-law sent me a message that read, "I've seen your article in three different places today," the magnitude of the situation sank in. My article had gone viral.

A Pride Celebration: Two Memoirs, Out of Orange and Bettyville

Janet Mason | Posted 06.17.2015 | Books
Janet Mason

In reading two memoirs by members of the LGBT community, I was reminded of our similarities and differences.

Coming Soon: Brian Selznick's The Marvels

Monica Edinger | Posted 06.01.2015 | Books
Monica Edinger

Brian Selznick is one of the great artists of our time. In what is now a trilogy (The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Wonderstruck, and the soon-to-be-out The Marvels) he has created a unique storytelling style, one that blends illustration and text in an engrossingly original way.

8 Books To Devour Over A Long Holiday Weekend

Posted 05.22.2015 | OWN

Beware: These addictive reads will keep you turning the pages -- so much so, you might just forget to barbecue. Girl Underwater By Claire Kell...

An Interview With CEO Ken Dunn (Part Two)

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Kimanzi Constable

This is part two of my interview with Next Century Publishing CEO, Ken Dunn. If you missed part one, check it out here. Ken has an incredible story that lead him to becoming the entrepreneur he is today. Here is his advice for the entrepreneur that's starting or growing a business.

The Evangelical Christian Church and the LGBT Community: 'Winning the Battle but Losing the War'

Janet Mason | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion
Janet Mason

As a member of the LGBT community, I have a history of being intolerant of intolerance. But I am a compassionate person by nature, and a believer and a practitioner of mindfulness. I was raised by a secular parents, something that I am grateful for.

Fair Reading About the Panama Pacific International Exposition

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 06.28.2015 | San Francisco
Thomas Gladysz

This year marks the centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (or PPIE), the 1915 world's fair that celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal and trumpeted San Francisco's recovery from the ruinous earthquake and fire of 1906.

Salman Rushdie Chastises Authors Protesting The Charlie Hebdo Tribute

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 04.27.2015 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Salman Rushdie on Monday defended the PEN American Center's plans to honor the magazine Charlie Hebdo, saying the decision of six wr...

What's Your Point? Five Questions Authors Should Ask

Stacey J. Miller | Posted 06.08.2015 | Books
Stacey J. Miller

There's a lot of competition in the marketplace for readers, and you want buyers to choose your work over their other options when they're in the market for a book on your topic.

Religion and the LGBT community: 3 Books to Find Faith

Janet Mason | Posted 06.06.2015 | Religion
Janet Mason

Coming Out in Faith: Voices of LGBTQ Unitarian Universalists edited by Susan A. Gore and Keith Kron was a breath of fresh air. The writers in this collection share their experiences of being amazed at being around straight allies who are genuinely not homophobic.

DISPATCH: Goddesses Never Age With Dr. Christiane Northrup

Miriam Ava | Posted 06.06.2015 | Fifty
Miriam Ava

Turning today's ageist culture on its head, Dr. Christiane Northrup offers a new portal of understanding of what it means to move through time and space without declining in health or joy.

The Book Doctors Ask Pitchapalooza Winner Judith Fertig: How Did You Get a 2-Book Deal for Your Debut Novel?

David Henry Sterry | Posted 04.26.2015 | Books
David Henry Sterry

The Book Doctors first met Judith Fertig when she won our Kansas City Pitchapalooza (think American Idol for Books). She was commanding without being overbearing, powerful but warm, a total pro.

Celebrating the Bank Street Book Store

Monica Edinger | Posted 04.25.2015 | Books
Monica Edinger

There are two major independent children's bookstores in New York City's borough of Manhattan, the downtown Books of Wonder and the uptown Bank Str...

LGBT Books to Warm Up With

Janet Mason | Posted 04.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Janet Mason

It's been a cold winter. Very cold. One of the things that I'm doing to keep warm is to take an imaginary LGBT cruise in my head -- through books -- to exotic lands. The first stop was the land of queer history.

20 Brilliant Picture Books Coming Out In 2015

Minh Le | Posted 04.15.2015 | Books
Minh Le

I've said before that we are in the midst of a golden age for children's literature. Well, if the early returns are any indication, 2015 might very well be a new high water mark in the modern era of picture books.

Hobo Author Jim Tully Celebrated in New Documentary on PBS

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 04.12.2015 | Books
Thomas Gladysz

As this new documentary shows, Jim Tully (1886-1947) was a larger-than-life character: stocky, short, and with a tussle of red hair, this rough and tumble writer was hard to miss either in person or on the printed page.

The Secrets of Publishing Success

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business
Lev Raphael

When I started out, an author friend warned me that publishing was a crazy business, and he was right. Ever since my first book was published in 1990, I've been seeing news items about one scary trend or another.

Time Magazine's So-Called 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time

Monica Edinger | Posted 03.14.2015 | Books
Monica Edinger

Of course these books can and are read by those of any age, but please give this audience their due. They exist as a distinctive part of the reading population, an audience that reads more than picture books

Best Film Books of 2014

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 03.07.2015 | Books
Thomas Gladysz

Looking back, 2014 was a banner year for books about the movies. Whether you are into biographies, film history, pictorials, "making of" books, or critical studies, there was something for everyone.

The Young Malcolm: X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon

Monica Edinger | Posted 02.28.2015 | Books
Monica Edinger

The story of a reckless young man finding himself, X: A Novel is historical fiction at its best --- an artistic exploration of a part of a renowned person's life , one that stays true to his time and place.

7 Prize-Winning Books From 2014 To Pick Up Now

Posted 12.08.2014 | OWN

'Tis the season for gold stickers on fresh book covers. Here's our lowdown on the best of the best of this year. By Leigh Newman @media ...

The Most Stunning Picture Books Of 2014

Minh Le | Posted 02.01.2015 | Books
Minh Le

Many of the wonderful titles below could stand shoulder to shoulder with the best of any year, and leading the charge is a marshmallowy fellow with a scotch-taped crown determined to do the unimaginable.

New York's Water Towers Have Inspired Photographer Ronnie Farley for Over 30 Years

Holly Cara Price | Posted 01.06.2015 | New York
Holly Cara Price

Farley's work can currently be seen at the Howland Center in Beacon, New York. The Howland is featuring an exhibit of her work with cowgirls, Cowgirls: Contemporary Portraits of the American West until the end of January.

Review: R.G. Belsky Explores the Heart of Darkness in The Kennedy Connection

Holly Cara Price | Posted 01.04.2015 | Books
Holly Cara Price

Belsky's novel is a fascinating character study of disgraced journalist Gil Malloy, on the hunt for a serial killer who may very well be in possession of a long-buried secret that could reveal the rotted, corrupt truth behind the Kennedy assassination.

Music and Memory in the Real-Life Narnia: Alan Doyle Works Wizardry on Where I Belong

Jaime Lubin | Posted 01.03.2015 | Books
Jaime Lubin

Alan Doyle is a self-professed lucky bastard, and I suspect he may also be magic.