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Remembering Phyllis Tickle: As Prophet and Portable Pastor

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 03.07.2016 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

Phyllis Tickle would have been 82 on March 12. Instead, we are almost six months out from the day she died at home in Tennessee. By most accounts, Phy...

Phyllis Tickle: A Personal Reflection

Jack Levison | Posted 09.25.2016 | Religion
Jack Levison

Phyllis Tickle died in her sleep this week, after four months of living with cancer. Phyllis is known to the publishing world as a powerhouse.

Phyllis Tickle Dead: Acclaimed Religion Writer Dies At 81

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.24.2015 | Religion

Phyllis Tickle died on Tuesday morning after being diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer earlier this year. Tickle is perhaps best known for launching t...

From Homelessness to Cirque du Soleil

Joe Putignano | Posted 07.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Putignano

I had been struggling with heroin addiction for nine years and tried everything to get clean. I was barely keeping a job and frequently going to twelve-step meetings, but I could not stop using heroin because every time I did, I would end up with terrible physical withdrawal.

Suffering Doubts About Your Writing? Four Time-Tested Tips to Help You in Your Darkest Hours

Holly Robinson | Posted 07.08.2016 | Books
Holly Robinson

1. Work with Your Hands: There is something satisfying about handiwork, because you can see the physical results of your labor. Whether you're baking bread, knitting a scarf, or weeding your garden, making something with your hands can set your mind on fire.

The Bad Review (Of My Own Book) That Made Me Laugh

Lev Raphael | Posted 11.10.2014 | Books
Lev Raphael

This nimrod didn't compare my adult thriller to any other book in my Nick Hoffman mystery series, but wholly inappropriately compared it to a children's self-help book. And reached a conclusion 100% at odds with what actually happens in the novel and what it means.

To Review or Not?

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.06.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Should your review be a means by which you demonstrate snarky, scathing wit or sarcasm? In other words, is your review a put-down, stand-up routine? Is it a vitriolic screed? If so, you should not review the book.

Can Guys Write Romance Novels?

John Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
John Blumenthal

Hoping to cash in on the insanely lucrative market for romance novels, I decided to write one with my friend, Barry Golson. Granted, the genre is dominated by women, but so what? How hard could it be?

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 10.21.2013 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly: This week, Donna Tartt, Dan Simmons, and Bush and Cheney in the White House. Plus: Philip Roth analyzed. ...

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 10.07.2013 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly: This week, why it's normal to be a perv, retelling "Pride & Prejudice," and the best mystery stories of the y...

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 09.30.2013 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly: This week: new Elizabeth Gilbert, new Jeanette Winterson, new Jeffrey Deaver. Plus: the sequel to one of PW's...

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 09.24.2013 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly: This week, new Stephen King, new Jhumpa Lahiri, new Julian Barnes. Plus: fairy tales done by cartoonists. ...

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 09.16.2013 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly: This week: new Thomas Pynchon, new Eric Schlosser, and a song that will save your life. Plus: tracking down C...

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 09.09.2013 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly: This week, Suzanne Collins's picture book, Paul Harding's second novel, and Jonathan Lethem's latest. Plus: a...

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 09.04.2013 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly: This week: new Margaret Atwood, new J. M. Coetzee, new Daniel Woodrell. Also, a must-read poetry collection. ...

9 Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 08.26.2013 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly: This week, the dead return to life, blood-pumping episodes of derring-do and heroism, and Amy Grace Loyd's Th...

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 08.19.2013 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly: This week, the newest from the author of Schindler's List, the letters of an underrated novelist, and the won...

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 08.12.2013 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly: This week, 2013's most detestable narrator, the wonderful new Javiar Marías novel, and Orwell's letters. Plu...

Publisher Weekly's First E-Book Single Lands on Best-Seller List

Howard Polskin | Posted 08.24.2013 | Books
Howard Polskin

An e-book single from Publishers Weekly about the behind-the-scenes pricing battles for e-books has become one of the surprise nonfiction best sellers for the week of June 23.

An Author's Guide to Publishing

Brenda Peterson | Posted 07.03.2013 | Books
Brenda Peterson

After publishing 17 books traditionally -- from Knopf to Penguin to W.W. Norton -- I decided to explore what my New York literary agent calls "the great experiment" of indie publication. Even for a technophile, indie publishing was a high learning curve.

Best New Books Out This Week

| Publishers Weekly | Posted 02.08.2013 | Books

First published on Publishers Weekly This week, the best dystopian story in some time, a dinner that goes horribly wrong, and what it's like to be ...

10 Cookbooks That SHOULD Have Been 2012's Top Sellers

Posted 01.23.2013 | Taste

Check out which cookbooks we think should have been best-sellers, just because.

15 Super Weird Christmas Books

| Posted 12.11.2012 | Books

Originally posted on Publishers Weekly xyz blog: A quick look at the calendar shows only a few weeks until Christmas, which means that you have onl...

The New Vanity Publishing: Traditional Publishing

Bernard Starr | Posted 10.23.2012 | Books
Bernard Starr

Is the "prestige" of a traditional publisher's imprint mostly illusory in the context of the new world of publishing?

Meet The 16-Year-Old Book Reviewer

Claire Bidwell Smith | Posted 07.09.2012 | Books
Claire Bidwell Smith

Robby Auld came onto my radar when he reviewed my book for The Nervous Breakdown, writing one of the most thoughtful assessments of my memoir to date. I couldn't help wanting to know more about the kid who cracked the literary scene.