Employee engagement has become a hot management topic. Engaged employees, who willingly perform beyond what is set out in their job description, are perceived as the new source of competitive advantage.
You know you're a writer when... What you thought was the cat sitting in the hallway, is in fact, a dust bunny. Wearing moccasins and tie-dyed leggings are considered dressy work attire.
Picture book crafting challenges me to depict life in its simplest forms. At the same time the craft is multi-dimensional. I've always enjoyed paintings which tell several stories captured in a single frame.
When I first heard the phrase 'self-publishing,' I envisioned myself at a printing press: paperbacks flying across the garage while my ink-stained fingers desperately tried to stuff the little rascals into boxes.
Don Quixote was originally published in two volumes, in 1605 and 1615. Accordingly, this year marks the 400th anniversary of the complete novel's publication. In celebration, Restless Books has published a new edition of the Ormsby translation.
Lilah Pace is a pseudonym for a New York Times-bestselling author, who has lived everywhere from Italy to the United Kingdom before putting down roots in the American South. She recently ventured into the erotica market with her debut novel, Asking For It and the follow up, Begging For It.
Over the past dozen or so years, the romance genre has begun to embrace LGBTQ equality. Because let's face it, love is love, and everyone deserves a chance to find their reflection in a book with a happy ending.
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Reading used to be something we did in solitude, but thanks to the Internet, things have changed dramatically. Now, reading has become something people from all around the world can partake in together, meeting on social media sites to talk about their favorite books.
Not everyone likes to read romance. In fact, a lot of people like to poke fun at the genre and those who enjoy it. Then there are others who pretend they don't read it, or those who actually do read it, but only to talk about how much they didn't like it.
You've always wanted to write that novel, and now you're finally deep in the weeds. You tweet "#amwriting" and suddenly you've got a slew of new followers, all of whom are doing the exact same thing. Here's a snapshot of what that pain looks like.
All entrepreneurs want to get their branding message out and attract more customers. But traditional hard-sell techniques no longer cut it with ever-more cynical consumers.
Catherine Linka knows books. So it shouldn't have surprised her when, before her award-winning debut novel A Girl Called Fearless was even published, she was asked to write a sequel.
Here are six books that not only have great business strategies, but they also address mental roadblocks. They give you the plan to overcome them. This is not meant to be a complete list. I specifically tried to find books that may not be on your radar, but should.
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!
Anyone who can recall the ballistic fascination of their first pop-up reader would thrill at opening Steven Hancoff's newly released e-book "J. Sebastian Bach: Pablo Casals and the Six Suites for 'Cello Solo." As with other deeply inspired oeuvres, the artist had no thought of a mammoth multi-volume multimedia masterwork when he wandered into a love of performing Bach on acoustic guitar.