From "The Girl in the Spider's Web" by David Lagercrantz to "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates, here are the must-read books for 2015.
Promoting a book on social networks is not as seamless as it sounds, particularly if the book (and relative promotion messages) focuses on sexuality.
My mother encouraged me to follow my dreams as a child, which is why she allowed me to leave college and focus on my passion for music. Little did I know that 20 years later, I'd literally be following my dreams.
The challenge now is NOT just to publish -- not just to toss anything out the door to join the deluge in the marketplace. The real challenge is to write a quality book that major publishers will offer you a good advance for and that people are willing to pay money to read for years to come.
Asian Americans are the fastest growing group in the United States today. Their history in the U.S. is deep-rooted, and spans five centuries. But it's a history that many people don't know that much about.
Ransom House announced a $20 million dollar advance for Donald Trump's newest book, Apologizing Is for Losers.
We first met Melissa Cistaro when she pitched her book to us at a Pitchapalooza we did for Book Passage (one of America's great bookstores) in Corte Madera, California. We've been doing this so long we can usually tell when someone has a book in them and is capable of getting it out successfully.
This summer I listened in on an editorial panel at a writers' conference where I'd been invited to speak. The room was packed with aspiring authors who wanted answers to their editorial questions.
If you're going to have moments of self-doubt anyways, you might as well make it work for you. Instead of letting your doubts fester and grow into an unnecessary fear, think about why you are feeling doubtful of your abilities and use that knowledge to better yourself.
You may not realize it but if you are engaged in social media you are building a reputation. In fact you are quite possibly building one that will last a lifetime.
When you're a writer, you're not just a writer. You're a marketer. You're an accountant. You're an administrative assistant. You're a web developer. And with the rise of new technology, what these jobs entail changes almost every year.
It was an incredible moment, and the campaign continues to change the publishing landscape. We need more books by authors of color, by women, by queer people and by people underrepresented in New York publishing.
Writing is more than just getting that book finished. The smart author will want to learn as much as possible about the whole publishing business. It pays for you to be knowledgeable about all aspects that concern your book. It's your baby!
Look around. Many people seem to be feeling as if they are in a profound transition, both professionally and personally. For many us, it may feel as if we have been placed on a cosmic see-saw, especially this summer.
This sharp, sensitive debut story collection introduces us to a parade of people (and one dog) grasping their ways through complex relationships with family, friends, lovers, strangers and, of course, themselves.
Ironically, the day that Arianna Huffington wrote about my great writing I didn't have enough money to do the laundry, eat, or even think about having health insurance.