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Our Business Is Fun: An Interview With Publisher Sherman Goldenberg

Evanne Schmarder | Posted 03.16.2013 | Small Business
Evanne Schmarder

In this occasional Schmarder University series, "Our Business Is Fun," we'll meet an assortment of outdoor recreation industry leaders, learn about how their businesses serve the industry and its consumers, and talk trends in outdoor recreation.

Brad Feld on Collaborative Reading

Phil Simon | Posted 03.13.2013 | Books
Phil Simon

I know from personal experience that writing books makes you particularly opinionated about the publishing industry, but Brad Feld is actually doing something about it. I sat down with him to talk about BookShout.

Guy Kawasaki Goes APE Over Self-Publishing -- Part 3

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 03.11.2013 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

In this interview, Guy shares his thoughts on publishing and why he decided to forgo the traditional model and go indie.

CES 2013: Witnessing Content Overtake Technology

Jeanniey Mullen | Posted 03.10.2013 | Technology
Jeanniey Mullen

This isn't "post-industrial publishing," this is the dawn of "beyond category" publishing. Andrew Sullivan's work is a great example. Content and living beyond the category compelled him to reach farther.

Six Things I Learned About Publishing a Book That Very Few Books Will Tell You

Nataly Kelly | Posted 03.07.2013 | Books
Nataly Kelly

Landing a book contract with a major publisher, Penguin, was a dream come true, and I thought I knew what awaited me.

Unlucky '13: 10 Predictions of How It's Gonna Get Worse for New York Publishers in the Coming Year

Michael Levin | Posted 03.02.2013 | Books
Michael Levin

Maybe the Mayans had the American publishing industry in mind when their calendar conked out. If you thought 2012 was a bad year for traditional book publishing, and it was, you'll be nostalgic for it by the end of 2013.

Experts Offer Writing Critiques For Charity

Posted 12.06.2012 | Books

Hurricane Sandy impacted many people who work in the book industry, from publishers to bookstores, the National Book Foundation and school libraries. ...

INFOGRAPHIC: How Ebooks Are Changing Publishing

Posted 10.05.2012 | Books

Aptaracorp has released its annual survey of ebook production trends, and to mark the event (and to get more publicity) they've come up with a dramati...

First, Stop All the Literary Agents

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.03.2012 | Books
Lev Raphael

I keep meeting authors who rave about their agents as if they were combinations of the Buddha and Captain America. My own experience with agents has been anything but positive, and the first agent who took me on was a paragon of imperfection.

When a Woman's Word Is Gold: How Women Are Redefining the Publishing World

Daleen Berry | Posted 12.01.2012 | Books
Daleen Berry

For women -- who historically have been forced to live in a man's world -- the new publishing models are all about control. Now that's all changed.

11 Things Not to Do Before Your Book Launch

M.J. Rose | Posted 12.01.2012 | Books
M.J. Rose

1. Don't assume everyone will wake up the day your book comes out and rush out to buy it . (No one can buy a book they have never heard of.)

Decoding the Self-Published Author

Warren Adler | Posted 11.13.2012 | Books
Warren Adler

In a dynamic and creative society like ours, change means new opportunities and new challenges. The fact is that the reading public is expanding globally by leaps and bounds.

7 Signs That You're Not Ready to Publish

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 11.05.2012 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

It's good to remember that publishing isn't just about finding the right place to print and publish your book. It's about a lot more than that. Publishing is a business.

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?

The New Short Book Proposal

Lisa Tener | Posted 09.30.2012 | Books
Lisa Tener

Do you blog for The Huffington Post? WebMD? Have key media appearances in print, radio and/or TV? Better a few power-packed sentences than pages that put editors and agents to sleep -- or worse, that they don't bother reading at all.

LIVE: BookExpo America 2012

Posted 06.05.2012 | Books

BookExpo America 2012 (aka BEA) is the largest publishing event in North America. Primarily an industry event, it allows publishers, authors, bloggers...

Trayvon -- Killed by an Idea

Zetta Elliott | Posted 07.02.2012 | Black Voices
Zetta Elliott

In 2009, a year after the publication of my first picture book, Bird, I wrote an open letter to the children's publishing industry. I appealed to the ...

The Mystery of a Book Bus Tour

M.J. Rose | Posted 06.30.2012 | Books
M.J. Rose

The Atria Mystery Bus tour took off April 12th. I think that what made the strongest impression on me was much we all love books. The authors on the tour. The amazing booksellers who hosted us. And the readers who came out to see us.

Why You (Yes You!) Should Indie Publish, Part II

Hillary Rettig | Posted 06.02.2012 | Books
Hillary Rettig

It's a golden age for writers and entrepreneurs and all other seekers and dreamers. Get out there and live it -- the indie way.

Begging for Blurbs

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.14.2012 | Books
Lev Raphael

Begging for blurbs is one of the more misery-producing aspects of being published. It can leave us desperate and depressed. It's humiliating to have to grovel for blurbs, rather than have your publisher secure them for you.

The 'Sideways' Publishing Saga -- The St. Martin's Press Nightmare (Part I)

Rex Pickett | Posted 04.16.2012 | Books
Rex Pickett

I started to believe I had written a dreadful book, that Sideways was unpublishable. Then I got a call informing me that St. Martin's Press had offered $5,000.

Where e-Books Fall Short, Print Delivers

Joseph Sutton | Posted 04.11.2012 | Denver
Joseph Sutton

Publishers are going back to the drawing board to see where they can innovate with printed books to keep readers interested.

It's the End of the Word as We Know It

Rex Pickett | Posted 03.24.2012 | Books
Rex Pickett

You would think with a publishing contract, a high-powered agent, a movie in the works, that I was the most grateful writer on the planet. I was... and then I wasn't.

Breaking Into the Tablishing Business

Nick Hiebert | Posted 03.05.2012 | San Francisco
Nick Hiebert

In between losing 10 lbs, quitting smoking, and being more outgoing this new year, pick up some local flare for your iPad and take some time to explore these publications that capture the zeitgeist of this clever city.

Writer Wednesday: 5 Most Dangerous Career Pitfalls For New Writers

Posted 12.01.2011 | Books

From Writer's Relief: The writing life is fraught with dangers big and small—everything from life-crushing depression to sore fingers from long t...