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Fabrication, Exaggeration and Sensationalization in Writings About Afghanistan

Bashir Ahmad Gwakh | Posted 07.09.2011 | Media
Bashir Ahmad Gwakh

Too many Western writers try to portray themselves as selfless, Mother Theresa-like figures who venture to an exotic and dangerous country to single-handedly save the natives.

Craft an Exceptional Elevator Pitch

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 06.13.2011 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

We have an ever-shrinking attention span, so you need to capture someone's attention in a very short, succinct pitch.

Life After Borders

publishersweekly.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Although Borders has been struggling financially for years, for the first time the book industry is openly, and in many cases actively, planning for w...

Mark Twain And George Bush Duke It Out For The Top

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Port Mortuary" by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam Adult)...

Is Adam Parfrey Really the Most Dangerous Publisher in America?

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anthony Papa

Adam Parfrey is the founder of Feral House, a counter-cultural publishing company that is as unique as it is controversial.

Why You Want a Big Book Publisher to Reject Your Book

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
John Shore

You should know that nobody in book publishing gives one quick puckered kiss how you feel about your book. Agents and publishers want authors with a platform -- period.

Author Fear #101: The Big Reveal

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

Once you start revealing yourself your book will get better. Your message will be clearer. Your reach will be larger. Jump in the water it's warmer than you think.

Sleeping With The Enemy?

nytimes.com | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

David Rosenthal, the publisher who was ousted from Simon & Schuster in June, has been named the president and publisher of a new book imprint at Pengu...

If You Pay Peanuts You Get Monkeys

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

Independent sellers are planning to offer publishers a new way to reach more readers -- if you are okay with seeing advertisements in the beginning of books.

What Does Keith Richards Have That Dogs Don't?

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "The Confession" by John Grisham (Doubleday)...

Has The Digital Era Made Publishers Defunct?

The Guardian | 1hr Ago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Ray Connolly's article, arguing against the need for publishing houses in the advent of the "digital revolution" (Who needs publishers?, 12 August), r...

Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal | JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The author of about a dozen books including "Purple Cow" said he now has so many direct customer relationships, largely via his blog, that he no longe...

The Guy Who Was Glad to Hear Somebody Read Enough of Stieg Larsson

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

I've tried to read Stieg Larsson and never gotten very far, just like I've tried to read dozens of Scandinavian Noir mysteries and thrillers recommended to me by friends. They just haven't been my beer, as the Germans say.

Can Electronic Reading Devices Bring The Book To Life?

Los Angeles Times | Alex Pham and David Sarno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

More than 550 years after Johannes Gutenberg printed 180 copies of the Bible on paper and vellum, new technologies as revolutionary as the printing pr...

80,127 Fans in 3 Months: Publisher Finds Success (And Sales) on Facebook

Fauzia Burke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Fauzia Burke

I have not known one client who has regretted being on Facebook. I sat down with Merle Good, publisher of Good Books, to ask him about the growth of their fans from 0 to 80,127 in less than three months.

Going Paperless: Five Apps and Services for the iPad That Can Help Publishers Work Smarter

John Mesjak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
John Mesjak

For any publisher who wants to find a smart way to cut back on costly printing, cross-country mailings, and antiquated systems for distributing sales materials to your sales and marketing people, step forward and give this method a try.

Book Publishing Websites: The Best And Worst (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Caroline Eisenmann and Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Everyone in book publishing has a website. We know Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound and Borders among others sell books on the web. Authors have web...

The Adventures of A Book Tour

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

Are you ready for a laugh? Are you new to the published author world and you want to learn from others' mistakes and not always just your own? Read on.

Are Picture Books Dying? Publishers And Authors Make Impassioned Plea To Booksellers

Publishers Weekly | Judith Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

What can booksellers and a coalition of publishing folks do? Geist is looking to create a grassroots movement. ...

Publishers, Remember The Blurb: Book Blurbs Have Huge Effect On Book Sales, Study Shows

The Bookseller | Victoria Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Publishers are "missing a trick" by not perfecting blurbs on jackets despite the fact they are "commercially valuable", delegates were told at The Boo...

3 Best Takeaways for Writers from BookExpo America

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

Amazon will become a full-fledged publisher in six months. This doesn't come as a surprise to most industry insiders.

eBooks Have Resurrected the Printed Book

Jennifer Havenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jennifer Havenner

What does a printed book have that eBooks don't? Permanence. The role of the printed book is still critical, if not for the publishing industry, but for the human race.

Big Books Of The Future: What Will Generate Buzz In May At BookExpo America (BEA)

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Every year, the publishing industry looks ahead to what they predict will be the big books of the coming season. Panels for Book Expo America (BEA) ar...

Could Publishers Start Charging For Office Tours?

Publishing Perspectives | Edward Nawotka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I maintain that the biggest audience for books these days isn't necessarily readers, but aspiring writers. What if Random House turned itself into a t...

SXSWi: Will Publishers Miss The Chance To Connect With Digital Audience

Los Angeles Times | Peter Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Last year I was invited to join a discussion at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival about the future of book publishing. An offshoot of the mo...