Evidence has arrived in the form of an article that British authors are earning Dickensian starvation wages.
Deborah Solomon's biography is one of the biggest non-fiction literary snow jobs in the last 50 years -- it makes the James Frey memoir debacle look like child's play.
A yacht captain cruises the ocean with the rich and famous, meets the love of his life and becomes a bestselling author. Sound like the plotline for a...
In many ways, an entrepreneur's career is like a football game. Both combine a swift pace with a highly competitive atmosphere. The "game" is divided into four quarters. In the first quarter you assess the other team's strengths and weaknesses based on your scouting report.
Over the past twenty years, changes in the publishing and book selling industries eroded this ecosystem of queer literary culture.
These top 10 mistakes are among the most common I see in my work with authors. Some are about mindset and others are more technical oversights. If you've made any of these mistakes, you're in good company. The best we can do is learn, and spread the word so others take heed.
Write about what you know. It's so cliché and it's nauseating to even repeat it, but still it's something that needs repeating over and over and over.
As a published author and book lover, I am decidedly ambivalent about Amazon's new Kindle Unlimited project. Advertised as the Netflix of books, it ...
I haven't "seen it all" but I have become a tad jaded when it comes to experts versus someone who is a fan. I love fans, don't get me wrong, but it's a big stretch from fan to expert and, if you're publishing a book, you should know why this matters.
New York is great for Broadway shows and Circle Line tours. But for getting your book published today? Not so much.
As a first-time author who's just written a book for a small publisher, I'm organizing my own book tour. I've been contacting bookstores to a variety of responses, from enthusiastic acceptance to blinding indifference. Nothing I wouldn't expect. Until I got the email from one particular book seller.
That writers even ask this question showcases just how far removed traditional publishers are from the sea change that's underway in the world beyond their walls.
For most of my adult life, writing was my private passion. It was one that I pursued in solitude and shared with only a small group of "gentle readers." So when news of Troika's publication came out, many people in my life were stunned to learn that I'd written a novel.
We as advocates for female writers and editors should make an effort to celebrate the publications that employ large numbers of women. Community newspapers and journals do just that. Yet those publications tend to pay less than national ones pay.
Many fine poets never get paid, but I am a poet who occasionally does get paid, thanks to Amazon. That alone is not a good reason to take the side of Amazon in the current publishing conflict.
Hurrying up to publish is surprisingly anticlimactic, so if you're feeling itchy, take a deep breath and revisit your timeline. And try to remember, time flies.
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