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The Inevitable Death of Traditional Book Publishers

Kallen Diggs | Posted 08.12.2016 | Books
Kallen Diggs

Traditional book publishers. They were once known as the titans of the book publishing industry. In the Baby Boomer era, self-publishing was an unknown concept. You needed a traditional publisher if you wanted the best chance to succeed with your book.

The Leader's Journey: 3 Key Strategies For Making A Difference In The World

Dr. Artika R. Tyner | Posted 08.12.2016 | Books
Dr. Artika R. Tyner

My new book will provide you with inspiration on how to develop your individualized leadership style and make an impact.

What I Lost In My Divorce -- And How I Got It Back

Jennifer Ball | Posted 08.11.2016 | Divorce
Jennifer Ball

When you go into survival mode, the tiny luxuries of your past life fall by the wayside and your vision becomes tunneled. I had one goal, and that was to make sure my kids had what they needed.

Book Review: Housewitch By Katie Schickel

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 08.11.2016 | Books
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

As featured in Merrimack Valley Magazine. Reprinted with permission ©2016 512 Media, Inc. If literature is food for the soul, then Katie Schickel's ...

This Country Is A Boomer...

L.E. Kalikow | Posted 08.11.2016 | Books
L.E. Kalikow

The book, "Sex, No Drugs & Rock'N'Roll (Memoirs Of A Music Junkie)" is based on the premise that our baby-boomer generation has gone through the same ...

7 Favorite Memoirs from a Longtime Industry Insider

Off The Shelf | Posted 08.11.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Wendy Sheanin | Off the Shelf Last year I shared a list of some of my favorite novels that I've read during my fifteen years in the book busine...

9 Epic Reads to Get Lost in This Summer

Kirkus | Posted 08.10.2016 | Books
Kirkus

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The Best Summer Beach Reads of 2016

SmarterTravel | Posted 08.11.2016 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Hopefully you still have at least a few more beach trips planned for the summer, and what better way to enjoy the salt, sea, and sand than with a grea...

How Best Seller Lists Actually Work (And Why To Avoid Them)

Tucker Max | Posted 08.10.2016 | Business
Tucker Max

Simply put: every bestseller list is a lie because no bestseller list measures the best selling books. Let me repeat that, so you can grasp the gravity of what it means:

Book Review: A Measure Of Happiness

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 08.09.2016 | Books
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

Lorrie Thomson's third novel, A Measure of Happiness, explores the question: Is it ever too late to redeem yourself? The opening pages drop you straight into action.

Gwyneth Paltrow And Chocolate Mousse

Ann Purcell | Posted 08.09.2016 | Entertainment
Ann Purcell

My 90-year-old mother and I were going through Gwyneth's cookbook last night before going to bed. There were many ingredients she had never heard of such as acai, chia seeds, kimchi, veganaise, garam masala, tamari, hemp seeds, coconut sugar, wasabi powder, and much more. We both look forward to trying many new recipes in her book. The first ones I want to try are the beet chips, ginger chia pudding, and of course, the chocolate mousse!

How To Find A Mentor, Or Why Book Is The Ultimate Mentor In Life

Tomas Laurinavicius | Posted 08.08.2016 | Books
Tomas Laurinavicius

If you asked me what is my mentor, I could name you at least 20 people that transformed my thinking with their stories, ideas, careers and actions. But if I was forced to choose only one mentor in life, I would choose a book.

Why This Austrian Designer Reads About Lance Armstrong And Elon Musk

Tomas Laurinavicius | Posted 08.08.2016 | Books
Tomas Laurinavicius

Matthias Mentasti reads not only design-related books but also about world class athletes and tech visionaries to live big and do what makes him happy.

A Laugh-Out-Loud Look at American History

Off The Shelf | Posted 08.08.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Kerry Fiallo | Off the Shelf American history is anything but a stodgy affair; it's exciting, tragic, suspenseful, and horrifying. Probably even m...

6 Soul-Reviving Love Stories You Won't Be Able To Put Down

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 08.08.2016 | OWN

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On Rediscovering My Dream of Writing

Jacqueline Dooley | Posted 08.07.2016 | Books
Jacqueline Dooley

I started writing my first novel about twenty years ago. It took more than half a decade to complete. Back then, I used to spend my lunch break in ...

The Hostage's Daughter To Be Published This Fall

Sulome Anderson | Posted 08.06.2016 | Books
Sulome Anderson

Almost three years ago, I started writing a book. It's a memoir and investigation of my father Terry Anderson's kidnapping and seven-year captivity by...

Theena Kumaragurunathan on Books and Writing

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 08.05.2016 | Books
Taylor Dibbert

Theena Kumaragurunathan is a writer who currently works in mass communications. He lives in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Your book, First Utterance, was publi...

Other Side Of The Story

Stanley Ely | Posted 08.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Stanley Ely

What is interesting aside from the uniformly smart discussions arising from these groups put together just by chance -- a man hears or reads of the groups and simply shows up -- is how opinions vary.

The New Barnes & Noble: Attracting Readers, Not Authors

Kallen Diggs | Posted 08.05.2016 | Business
Kallen Diggs

For most indie authors, Barnes & Noble can be their worst enemy. Why? Well, there are not very friendly. I only got a book signing there because of my publisher (Morgan James Publishing). Although, it was not worth my time there at all.

Beach Reads that Will Delight Your Inner Bad Mom

Amanda Orr | Posted 08.05.2016 | Parents
Amanda Orr

Excited about Bad Moms the Movie? Sure it will be fun to watch some fictional moms onscreen throw caution, and acceptable standards of behavior, to the wind. But why limit your living vicariously to two hours in a movie theatre? Curl up in a chaise lounge pool or beachside and continue the adventure. Here are five books to grab for your August vacation that will entertain you with tales of motherhood gone off the rails.

The Heart We Need In the White House

Catherine Nagle | Posted 08.04.2016 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

I've never been interested in politics, but can't help it these days, after hearing what's going on between our presidential nominees on the news. I'm sure you're hearing all about it, too. As a reader, I've heard different, negative things about Hillary Clinton, and what's even sadder is hearing it from other women!

Anja Manuel on Books and Writing

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 08.04.2016 | Books
Taylor Dibbert

Anja Manuel is co-founder and partner at RiceHadleyGates LLC, a strategic consulting firm. In this interview, Ms. Manuel shares her thoughts on books,...

7 Novels that Will Have You Seeing Double

Off The Shelf | Posted 08.04.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Emma Volk | Off the Shelf Thanks in large part to "The Parent Trap," one of my greatest wishes growing up was to discover my own separated-at-bir...

Learning Story

Jen Grisanti | Posted 08.04.2016 | Los Angeles
Jen Grisanti

We are all storytellers. We begin telling stories as small children and continue throughout our lives. Story is a constant. I've worked with story for 25 years now. As a former studio executive, a current writing instructor for a network and independent story/career consultant, I'm on a constant quest to understand how to best guide writers to write their stories in a way that leads to a sale in TV or film.