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Commercial Fiction

Why Authors Should Be Shameless About Sales (What's Good For The Goose...)

Christina Larmer | Posted 03.31.2016 | Books
Christina Larmer

I occasionally run workshops on self-publishing a novel and in every class there's at least one set of eyebrows that shoot up at the point where I sta...

Why Are We Embarrassed To Have Guilty Pleasure Reads?

Jessie Gaynor | Posted 01.21.2015 | Books
Jessie Gaynor

Why are we so precious about what we read? Admitting to a guilty pleasure TV shows is the stuff of Cool Girl celebrity profiles. Plenty of brilliant women are open about the "Real Housewives" backlog on their DVRs, but loving un-literary books still feels like a shameful secret.

Jennifer Weiner Is a Genius at Self-Promotion

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.08.2014 | Books
Lev Raphael

How many authors of commercial fiction do you know who get huge, glowing profiles in the New Yorker? Well, Jennifer Weiner just did, as she continues to ride her successful hobbyhorse about not getting respect.

The Caste System of Fiction

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 06.19.2012 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

I've read great books, good books, mediocre books, and books so awful they damaged my eyes, and it wasn't genre that determined their ranking. Which formative reading hours would I have lost if the book police determined my choices?

What Do Writers Want? Everything.

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.05.2012 | Books
Lev Raphael

Roxane Gay recently pointed out in Salon that all our discussions about whether women writers like best selling Jennifer Weiner don't get enough press...