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Getting Published

Getting Published -- and Read -- in Today's Book Market

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 07.11.2016 | Books
Barbara Falconer Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I thought I knew everything there was to know about getting published: How to write the perfect pitch for my book. How to...

Gone With The Wind At 80: Six Lessons For 2016 Writers

Loretta Bolger Wish | Posted 06.13.2016 | Books
Loretta Bolger Wish

Margaret Mitchell's path to success offers important lessons that hold true after eight decades of drastic changes in tastes, culture, mores, business and technology. Besides the obvious -- be a spellbinding storyteller -- here are six takeaways that may help other writers.

So You Want to Be Published?

Erin Zahradka | Posted 06.18.2016 | Arts
Erin Zahradka

In the ever-evolving world of photography, emerging and well-known artists are always curious how to get into their first publication.

Navigating the Bumpy Road to 'Published'

Michelle Kennedy | Posted 05.13.2015 | Books
Michelle Kennedy

I watched live television coverage of the multicar accident for an entire day before recognizing my father's Chevy pickup pinned between two semi trucks. A news reporter at the time, I narrowly avoided being assigned to cover the collision that killed my father.

Bad Book Reviews: One Author's Reaction

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 01.24.2015 | Books
Eva Lesko Natiello

It is a truth widely known fact that if you're fortunate enough to have written and published a book and lucky enough to have people talk about it, comments will run the gamut from good to bad, with many shades of mediocre in between.

Getting Published as a Photographer

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 10.25.2014 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

One of the most frequent questions I get asked is how I got my first book of photography published. There is no easy answer. Getting published is a co...

7 Great Things About Being a Writer (and Seven More That Suck)

Jason Pinter | Posted 01.30.2013 | Books
Jason Pinter

One time I got a package containing a tattered copy of my book along with a handwritten note. To a writer, this is like going up to a stranger and telling them that a) they could use some plastic surgery, and b) you'd like to perform it yourself.

Amazon vs. Traditional Publishing

Kiana Davenport | Posted 11.06.2012 | Books
Kiana Davenport

My Chinese uncle had a favorite proverb: "Great misfortune disguises great good fortune." With the imminent publication of my new novel, The Spy Lover, I reflect on that proverb, and the events that occurred before the book was finally published.

I Graduated. I'm a Writer. Now What?

The Levo League | Posted 09.12.2012 | Books
The Levo League

I change endings. It's what I do. Perhaps it is not so surprising, then, that as a kid, I couldn't get enough of the Choose Your Own Adventure series.

The Write Way

Howard Meyer | Posted 07.17.2012 | Arts
Howard Meyer

If you have a talent for writing and are just now looking to get your foot in the door of the publishing world, then this article may be of use to you.

I Could Write a Book About My Book Ordeal!

Dave Astor | Posted 07.10.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Celebrity entertainers and politicians have no problem getting their memoirs published. So a book partly about celebrity entertainers and politicians should have had no problem getting published, right?

The (Un)Romantic Path of Literary Fiction: Alfred A. Knopf (Part II)

Rex Pickett | Posted 05.26.2012 | Books
Rex Pickett

I had never experienced "writer's block" in my entire life. If an idea -- screenplay or novel -- wasn't working, I just abandoned it and started on something else.

Help Me Understand Why We Have So Many Misunderstandings About Book Writing

John Joss | Posted 03.05.2012 | Books
John Joss

Consider the facts of life in this age of bottom-line, 'pull' publishing in which publishers rarely support new authors, except via personal introduction by insiders. If you have a publishing ambition, consider these realities.

Jealousy And Creative Writing: Dealing With Green-Eyed Monster

writersrelief.com | Posted 09.04.2011 | Books

In Natalie Merchant’s 1995 song “Jealousy,” a woman asks these questions about a rival for her lover’s affections: “Is she bright/so well re...

Editors And Literary Agents: Why They’re Just Not That Into You

Writer's Relief Blog | Posted 07.03.2011 | Books

Picture this. Your good friend texts you to say he just got home from a blind date. You call him right away to see how it went....

Writer Wednesday: 6 Ways To Turn Acceptances Into Rejections (PHOTOS)

Writer's Relief | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

From Writer's Relief: After years and years of watching our client list receive hundreds of acceptances per cycle, the staff of Writer's Relief fin...

Five Quick & Dirty Rules of the Author Entrepreneur

Zondra Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

I know the miracles that can happen from publishing a book that you really believe in, but I also know how fickle the industry can be, and so I'm eager to share with you what we all had to learn the hard way.