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11 Tips on Getting Your Book Published

Melody Moezzi | Posted 04.15.2015 | Books
Melody Moezzi

Becoming an author is a bit like becoming an acrobat. Few people know how to go about either; fewer bother to attempt, and fewer still succeed. There is no single "correct" path to getting a book published. Every author, every book and every career is different.

Survey: Best Online Monetization Platforms for Publishers of All Sizes

Andre Bourque | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

The internet still provides a number of ways for publishers to make money from the traffic that passes through their websites each day.

Book Review: Hobo Pete and the Ghost Train by Sandy Pheat

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 04.27.2015 | Books
Christopher Zoukis

Hobo Pete tells the eerie tale of three boys in 1963 Appalachia, who encounter a local hobo with whom they have something in common: they each hear the passing of a ghostly train in the night.

Autopsy of a Fraud: Update on Deborah Solomon's Disastrous Norman Rockwell Bio

Abigail Rockwell | Posted 04.25.2015 | Arts
Abigail Rockwell

I just learned from Alexandra Hildebrandt Hoy, Fred Hildebrandt's daughter, that her father did not write a diary account of this Canadian camping trip with Norman Rockwell in 1934. By this account, the diary that Deborah Solomon refers to in her biography of my grandfather does not exist; it never did.

Kids, Families and E-Reading: Growth and Trust

David Kleeman | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
David Kleeman

Next to the long and storied history of the print book, the eBook is still in early infancy, and that is what makes it so fascinating to study. In the coming years, the content and context of eReading are certain to evolve greatly.

Outsourcing Warren Buffet's First Job to Social Media

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 01.12.2015 | Technology
Shastri Purushotma

This transformation in the distribution of content is still at a relatively early stage, as the tools for corporations are only now coming into place. But it's obvious this wave will be massive and rapid.

Self-Publishing and the DIY Doom

Gordy Grundy | Posted 01.11.2015 | Books
Gordy Grundy

Publishing a book is a wild tangle of creative, legal and business decisions. Many things are ideal to DIY; heart surgery, nuclear fusion and self-publishing are not among them.

Global Digital Media Factbook 2014-15 Helps Firms Strategize

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.27.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

How can media firms strategize, plan budgets, and decide where to allocate their resources effectively?

A Constitutional Book Drive

Andrew Guthrie Ferguson | Posted 11.10.2014 | Education
Andrew Guthrie Ferguson

Why do we have so few good options to educate ourselves about America's foundational text? And, what are the costs of this constitutional ignorance?

On My Unpublished Novel: Was It Worth It?

Jackie Parker | Posted 10.27.2014 | Books
Jackie Parker

"Was it worth it?" my son asks, referring to my unpublished novel, the 10-year endeavor that haunts our meetings, the elephant by my side. How can I answer him? He is 30 and facing the big questions: What shall I do that has worth?

Amazon, What's Next?

Jacques Attali | Posted 10.22.2014 | Books
Jacques Attali

The battle against the online retailer Amazon may seem minor, in terms of the current world economic and geopolitical issues at stake, and far removed from the thoughts of all of us because it seems to concern only the distribution of revenue sales from digital book sales in the USA. This is not the case.

Timothy Stenovec

Amazon Finally Explains Why It's Fighting A Big Publisher

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 08.01.2014 | Technology

Amazon is finally opening up about its fight with publisher Hachette. The two companies have been embroiled in contentious negotiations over e-book...

You Are the Weakest Link: Why More Website Compromises Like Reuters Will Happen

Rob Leathern | Posted 08.24.2014 | Technology
Rob Leathern

As consumers we need to ask the companies whose sites we are visiting who they are working with, and be really clear what steps they are taking to prevent themselves being the weakest security link in what is an already weak website technology chain.

So You Want to Start An English-Language News Site?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.25.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Friends and acquaintances across the Middle East/North Africa region often ask for advice on matters related to journalism, media in general, ethics, and how to prepare young people for this very exciting and ever-changing field.

Publisher Talk: Andrew Keating Introduces Cobalt Press

Loren Kleinman | Posted 07.21.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

"Cobalt Press is still young. Our first book, a collection of fatherly fiction and poetry by Dave Housley, BL Pawelek, Ben Tanzer and Tom Williams called Four Fathers comes out on June 1."

Pitching a Book? Three Considerations

Karen Hough | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
Karen Hough

Many of us have considered writing a book. There are so many choices now between self-publishing and commercial publishing, it can be daunting to figure out how to "get your book out there."

U No Read, Me No Write

Melody Moezzi | Posted 04.14.2014 | Comedy
Melody Moezzi

Until recently, no editor ever encouraged me to write for the skimming, scanning, browsing, not-actually-reading "reader."

How Do Publishers Select Which Books To Publish?

Steven Zacharius | Posted 03.08.2014 | Books
Steven Zacharius

Publishers don't decide which books they're going to publish while sitting alone in a dark room with one little lamp burning. It's not a secretive process and it's not just a matter of a singular person's whims or personal tastes.

Writing Taboo

Tracy Strauss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Tracy Strauss

While sexual abuse may be the context of my memoir, it is not my story. My story, in fact, is not about trauma or anything remotely "taboo" -- my story is about transcendence.

Why Successful Authors Are Giving Their Books Away for Free

Simone Collins | Posted 12.17.2013 | Books
Simone Collins

Hugh Howey, John Dumas and Danny Iny all have one thing in common. The bestselling author, top-ranking podcaster and profitable entrepreneur have a habit of giving their books away for free.

World Digital Media Factbook 2013-14: Information Cornucopia

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

I'm inundated with numbers, statistics, percentages, charts and graphics that explain how digital the world has become and where it's heading in the n...

Lebanese Press Syndicate Head Kicks Up Media Storm

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.05.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Baalbaki resigned. Baalbaki didn't resign. "Baalbaki Forever" headlined the Maharat News website, saying that no sooner had the Lebanese Press Syndi...

Do Paywalls Change the Engagement Equation?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.30.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Jake Batsell seems to think so, saying that while advertising-driven models of digital journalism aim to maximize page views, when news organizations ...

Writer to Writer: A Conversation With Barry Eisler

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.24.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Barry Eisler is the best-selling author of two thriller series, one featuring John Rain, a half-Japanese, half-American former soldier turned freelance assassin; and another featuring black ops soldier Ben Treven.

Writer-to Writer: A Talk With Simon Toyne

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.15.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Simon Toyne is the author of the highly acclaimed Sanctus trilogy. Simon graduated from Goldsmith's College in London with a degree in English and Drama. He worked in British television for nearly 20 years as a producer. I