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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...

Write a Winning Book Proposal and Land a Book Contract

Miriam Diaz-Gilbert | Posted 07.08.2016 | Books
Miriam Diaz-Gilbert

Before teaching college theology/religious studies, I taught college academic ESL (English as a second language) writing for twenty-four years. I taught students whose first or best language is not English. One day at the start of class, I wrote on the board: "You cannot BS your way through the writing proficiency exam" (a graduation requirement). Then I asked, "Can someone tell me what BS means?"

An Old School Writer Adapts to the New Publishing Landscape

beth brophy | Posted 06.16.2016 | Books
beth brophy

This journey is forcing me to leave my comfort zone and push on. I'm hoping to prove that a dinosaur can adapt to her new terrain, and not succumb to extinction.

Rather Than Fight Ad Blocking, Advertisers Must Attack the Root Causes

John McCarus | Posted 04.06.2016 | Business
John McCarus

What we're talking about is facing ad blocking, rather than fighting it. This requires the ad industry to essentially admit its error and move on to fresh tactics. Addressing ad blocking in this fashion has the potential to save careers and revitalize online advertising.

Science Just Wants To Be Free

Wikistrat | Posted 02.22.2016 | Technology
Wikistrat

By Dr Roey Tzezana is a senior analyst at Wikistrat, an academic manager of foresight courses at Tel Aviv University, blogger at Curating The Future, ...

How Brands Benefit From A Think-Like-A-Journalist Mindset

Sachin Kamdar | Posted 02.12.2016 | Media
Sachin Kamdar

Your customers can smell advertorial from a mile away, hence the inception of unbiased brand journalism -- a service to your niche audience, which if done well, can turn into a healthy prospect list and thriving community.

10.5 Hot Tips on Handling Disappointment

Cate Montana | Posted 02.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Cate Montana

I'm not going to get into an explanation of why such masochism is enjoyed let alone pursued. There is none beyond "the madness of art and artists." But I've collected more than my fair share of rejections so far this week, so listen up.

Can You Land an Agent or Book Deal at a Writers Conference?

David Henry Sterry | Posted 01.26.2016 | Books
David Henry Sterry

If you're an unknown quantity, and you aren't sleeping with someone at a literary agency--or even if you are, in some cases--it's virtually impossible to get face time with a publishing professional, be it an agent, editor, or publisher.

Interview With Mike Enemigo

Anthony Tinsman | Posted 01.25.2016 | Books
Anthony Tinsman

Since 1999 the man behind the self-styled pen-name 'Mike Enemigo' has been serving LWOP, Life Without the Possibility of Parole. He's been part of the...

3 Jobs for Journalists to Pursue in the New Newsroom

Sachin Kamdar | Posted 12.18.2015 | Media
Sachin Kamdar

Though technology may be blamed for many of the news industry's problems, it can also be the missing piece to finding a job in the "new" newsroom; online magazines and digital publishers need talented people to develop, distribute, and manage content.

Lebanese Journos Contest Union Election Results

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.17.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Reporters and editors excluded from membership are furious about results of the Lebanese Journalists Union (LJU) election so they're suing the syndicate and its president on charges of corruption, irregularities and violations of its bylaws.

Textbooks Cost a Lot. Here's Why.

Ethan Senack | Posted 08.31.2015 | College
Ethan Senack

It's a pretty common thread that textbook prices are too high. At a time when student debt is higher than ever, it's crazy that we're charging students so much for textbooks.

Inside The 3-Way Family Contest To Become The Next Publisher Of The Times

New York Magazine | Kelly Chen | Posted 08.23.2015 | Media

The issue of succession is a difficult matter not just for family-run businesses but for the families that run them. Take the Murdochs, for instance. ...

Go Set A Watchman: A Lesson on Inclusion in the Literary Industry

Deborah Plummer | Posted 07.20.2016 | Books
Deborah Plummer

As a multicultural society, we can no longer afford segregation in the publishing industry comprised of select gatekeepers who define the literary landscape based on their worldview. Words create worlds and the literary industry should represent a much broader one.

Getting Your Photography Published 2.0

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 06.21.2016 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Firstly, let me say that I have written about this topic before - hence the 2.0. Regardless, it is still the number one question I get asked, "How did...

Why McGraw-Hill Is Offering $100 for Your #usedtextbookproblems

Ethan Senack | Posted 06.04.2016 | College
Ethan Senack

Here's the catch: the big textbook publishers that are charging $200 a book don't want students to buy used textbooks -- it means less profit for them.

11 Tips on Getting Your Book Published

Melody Moezzi | Posted 06.14.2015 | 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 06.13.2015 | 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?