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Amazon's eBook Deal With Andrew Wylie Bad For Business Says ABA President

Bookselling This Week | Dan Cullen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Last week's news of literary agent Andrew Wylie's exclusive agreement with Amazon.com to publish Kindle editions of 20 backlist titles by notable writ...

Smoking Crack In Paris: EXCLUSIVE Unpublished Excerpt From Bill Clegg's 'Portrait Of An Addict As A Young Man'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Literary agent Bill Clegg's new memoir, "Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man," comes out today, June 7, and offers a fascinating look into the life o...

Ever Wonder How Authors Use The Internet To Get Published?

SF Gate | Regan McMahon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In the old days - which, in this case, you might define as "two years ago" - getting your book published would entail finding an agent, sending it off...

Can You Survive Being Published?

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Geri Spieler

I highly recommend reading Publish Your Nonfiction Book to any writer of nonfiction looking to get published for the first time as well as those authors preparing for a second or even third book.

Why I Don't Write a Book

Andrew Zack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Zack

"Why don't you write a book?" This is a question I hear often, most often from my wife. So, I've been thinking about what my answer will be. And that answer is, "It's too hard."

Literary Agent Urges Publishers To Hold Off On eBook Editions

E-Reads | Richard Curtis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Literary agent Nat Sobel, one of the most respected figures in his field, has issued an appeal to book industry leaders urging them to resist the temp...

Stephanie Meyer, Harry Potter Discovered By Accident: Any Chance You'll Be Next?

Wall Street Journal | Katherine Rosman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In 1991, a book editor at Random House pulled from the heaps of unsolicited manuscripts a novel about a murder that roils a Baltimore suburb. Written ...

First Time Novelist Breaks All Rules with a Winner

Cynthia Kling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cynthia Kling

"How Far is the Ocean from Here," by Amy Shearn has to be the weirdest, funniest saddest road novel I've ever read. A single 20-something agrees to surrogate for a pair of cozy yuppies.