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David Henry Sterry

Powell's Bookseller, Author & Publisher Kevin Sampsell Talks Writing, Bookstores & All That Jazz with The Book Doctors

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.05.2013 | Books
David Henry Sterry

Since Kevin Sampsell has worn so many books hats, we thought we would pick his brain about publishing, books, writing, and all that jazz.

The Real Clive Davis: Dishing the Skinny with Don Silver, the Man Behind the Man

David Henry Sterry | Posted 04.27.2013 | Books
David Henry Sterry

Now that Kelly Clarkson has called Clive Davis a liar and a bully, and revealed that she felt violated by his account of their relationship in his autobiography The Soundtrack of My Life, I thought it would be interesting to get the perspective of a man who worked under Clive.

Mark Coker, Founder of Smashwords, on How to Get People to Read Your Book

David Henry Sterry | Posted 04.06.2013 | Books
David Henry Sterry

If you take nothing else from this, just remember, when someone flames you and you feel like lashing out electronically, think: "What would Mark Coker do?"

Rebecca Tells the Book Doctors Her Dirty Little Secret

David Henry Sterry | Posted 09.13.2012 | Books
David Henry Sterry

Yes, she has tons of inspiration. But she also cranks out the necessary perspiration. Now that her first novel, My Perfect Little Secret, is about to come out, I wanted to ask her about what it was like to write her book, about the publishing process, and yes, her dirty little secret.

How to Get Love From Independent Publishers and the Future of Books: Richard Nash & the Book Doctors

David Henry Sterry | Posted 08.18.2012 | Books
David Henry Sterry

Richard Eoin Nash ran the independent publishing company Soft Skull Press from 2001 through 2009. He built a brand that embraced a community of writer...

Why Khet Mar Got Thrown in a Burmese Prison for Writing

David Henry Sterry | Posted 04.22.2012 | Books
David Henry Sterry

Khet Mar is a writer and activist from Burma. When I heard about her heartbreaking odyssey, I thought it was my duty to tell the world her story.

How to Get Your Book Published When Everyone Keeps Rejecting It

David Henry Sterry | Posted 04.09.2012 | Books
David Henry Sterry

When Nura pitched her anthology revolving around the love lives of Muslim-American women, we were blown away.

Shame on Joe Paterno & Penn State & a Plea to Abused Kids From a Rape Survivor

David Henry Sterry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
David Henry Sterry

I was raped. By a large, athletic, violent man. I was young, naïve, and defenseless. Being the victim of this unspeakable violence destroyed the k...

How To Get Your Memoir Published: The Book Doctors Interview Sam Benjamin

David Henry Sterry | Posted 12.21.2011 | Books
David Henry Sterry

"My parents were the most supportive people you could wish for. They rose to the challenge of having their son be a participant in the sex industry admirably."

Pelican Bay Inmates Hunger Strike to Protest Inhumane Solitary Confinement

David Henry Sterry | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
David Henry Sterry

I first heard about the hunger strike about a week ago. Someone Facebook-ed, tweeted or Google+ed that there was going to be a massive noise-maki...

How to Get Your Children's Book Published

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Henry Sterry

A staggering number of adults want to write books for kids. So we thought we'd get the inside skinny from one of our favorite children's book resources, Jennifer Laughram.

Popping My Twitterville Cyber-Cherry

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Henry Sterry

We wanted to get novelists to think about how to best capture what's great about their book with our Twitter event. Quickly the restrictions of 140 characters became apparent.

The Book Tour Chronicle: Stuck in Dayton on the Day That Would Never End

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Henry Sterry

Lots of people wonder what it's like to be on book tour. The glamor, the glory, the groupies. So I thought I'd document what life is like on the roa...

Steve Jobs Has His Way with Me Every Day & It Hurts

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
David Henry Sterry

High-octane rant by bestselling author David Henry Sterry about his abusive relationship with Steve Jobs.

World Cup 2010: What We Learned About Ourselves and the World

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Henry Sterry

World Cup 2010 put South Africa on the map as the Olympics did for China. And they weren't scary about it. They know how to party, and they have the infrastructure. I wish I had gone.

World Cup Hotties & Notties

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Henry Sterry

As the ringing of in our collective heads from the beloved/hated vuvuzelas subsides, let's take a look at the most important thing we've learned about the greatest soccer players in the world.

The Making of an American Hero: Donovan's Transformation From Landycakes to Landon the Man

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Henry Sterry

Landycakes. That used to be Donovan's nickname. As often as he was acknowledged as one of the most talented soccer players America has ever produced, he was also perceived as being soft, petulant, and churlish.

Can USA Beat Ghana? Yes, We Can! Here's How...

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Henry Sterry

Now that the dust has settled on a group stage that left American fans drained, crazed, and finally in a state of religious ecstasy, what's next for Team USA?

An American in South Africa -- Or, Why Soccer Really Matters

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Henry Sterry

We bonded when we went to see Brazil play Cameroon during the '94 World Cup. It was one of the great days of my life. It made me understand something about two worlds that I didn't know anything about.

USA Exhausts Fans, Who Cry for Referee's Head on a Spike After 2-2 Tie

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Henry Sterry

America was down 2-0, their dreams of World Cup glory fading like smoke in a wind tunnel. But this is a team that never, ever, ever says, "Die."

World Cup 2010: What We've Learned and What Must Be Done

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Henry Sterry

As we enter week two of World Cup 2010, here's some of what we've learned so far.

NCAA Announces Radical Realignment of College Sports

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
David Henry Sterry

The NCAA has decided on a new ranking system that evaluates each school according to how much money their athletic programs bring in. These rankings will be divided into four divisions: Platinum, Gold, Silver, Aluminum Foil.

USA Vs. England: Agony to Ecstasy in 90 Minutes

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Henry Sterry

A funny thing happened -- Team USA located its spinal column. They tightened up and did not succumb to the seemingly inevitable defeat which was staring them smack dab between the eyes.

World Cup Predictions From an American Soccer Fanatic, Group E: Cameroon, Japan, Denmark, Netherlands

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Henry Sterry

The Japanese have perhaps my favorite uniform in the tournament. But they can't score goals. Which makes it very difficult to win games. So I believe Japan will fall on their own sword in South Africa.

World Cup Predictions From an American Soccer Fanatic -- Group H: Spain, Chile, Honduras, Switzerland

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Henry Sterry

Spain is in theory the #1 team in the world. They are the odds-on favorite to win the World Cup. They have an absolutely gorgeous goalscoring machin...