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Investor Carl Icahn Nominates 2 To Gannett's Board

AP | Posted 01.22.2015 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — Activist investor Carl Icahn has nominated two people to the board of USA Today publisher Gannett Co. Gannett says it...

How Much Can a Self-Publisher Make?

David Kudler | Posted 01.20.2015 | Books
David Kudler

Self-publishing isn't a get-rich scheme for anyone. Book publishing -- whether you're doing it by yourself, through a small independent publishing company, or through a Big Five publishing conglomerate -- requires an enormous amount of work before, during and after publication to pay off.

Why Tyndale Should Keep Malarkey In Print

Eric Simpson | Posted 01.20.2015 | Books
Eric Simpson

But worse than a six-year-old making the stuff up is Tyndale House self-righteously taking the book off the market because it isn't literally true, as if that should be a big surprise! It's not real? No kidding. Keep selling the book. People enjoy it.

Women in Business Q&A: Christina Lessa, Founder, Creative Director, CEO : FLATT

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Christina Lessa is a journalist, photographer and production and marketing specialist. Christina has been engaged in the arts and production market fo...

That E-Book Is Not a Cat! 10 Tips About Digital Books

Ellen Freudenheim | Posted 01.17.2015 | Books
Ellen Freudenheim

I took a three-day foray into the belly of the electronic publishing beast, attending the Digital Book World (DBW) Conference 2015. I emerged with a whole new vocabulary ("flowable") and some top line news for readers.

Behind the Issue: Sinister Wisdom 95

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 01.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Julie R. Enszer

I titled Sinister Wisdom 95 "Reconciliations." Many of the pieces in this issue of the journal address the different types of reconciliations in our lives.

Going Against the Flow: Trip Adler, CEO of Scribd

Charu Sharma | Posted 01.23.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

John R. "Trip" Adler III started the social publishing company Scribd in 2013. Adler grew up in Palo Alto, California, and then attended Harvard Unive...

f in 2014 Content Was King, Where Will 2015 Take Us?

Lucy Cooper | Posted 01.07.2015 | Media
Lucy Cooper

Readers of this blog will be aware of the macro trends we see as we move into 2015; mobile first, identified and measurable distribution channels and the need to change behaviors both internally and externally in order to execute.

You Can't Keep a Good Book Down: Finding Success in Today's Publishing Landscape

Janice Sands | Posted 01.07.2015 | Books
Janice Sands

In a recent conversation with Joni, she shared some important insights into the evolving literary landscape, and how authors, agents and publishers can adapt.

Rejection Is Good For You

Ellen Goodlett | Posted 01.05.2015 | Women
Ellen Goodlett

What I did not realize, as I started down the long hard road to finding an agent and attempting to sell my writing, was how much these rejections would help me in other aspects of my life

When Should You Settle For Your Second-Choice Literary Agent?

| Posted 12.24.2014 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: So you’ve written a (stupendous) novel and you’ve submitted queries to multiple literary agents. Now all you have to ...

Twitter Campaign Takes Aim at Charles Johnson's Publisher

Nathan Robinson | Posted 12.17.2014 | Books
Nathan Robinson

In July, Johnson announced proudly that he had inked a deal with St. Martin's Press, a veteran New York publisher and part of the global giant Macmillan.

Inherent Vice: Danny Gabbai, Executive Creative Director of Vice LA, Talks Publishing, Lists and Theorists

Jocelyn Jeffery | Posted 12.10.2014 | Media
Jocelyn Jeffery

"The more we immerse ourselves in a virtual representation of reality, the more important signifiers become."

Why I've Decided to Opt-Out of Finding an Agent for My Memoir, "Accidental Soldier"

Dorit Sasson | Posted 12.05.2014 | Books
Dorit Sasson

Frankly, I always envisioned my memoir among some of the biggest publishing houses in the world. In fact, it's been my dream. I couldn't think of going any other route.

The 5 Most Common Mistakes Writers Make

Holly Robinson | Posted 12.03.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

I made so many mistakes along the way that I thought I'd offer a roundup of them to help aspiring writers avoid stumbling into the same muddy potholes that nearly swallowed me whole.

Writing Style, Culture & Honesty: the Truth From Fashion's Global Nomad

Aileen McGraw | Posted 12.03.2014 | Style
Aileen McGraw

Kelley Mullarkey starts our Skype conversation by declaring, "I leave for Morocco in 24 hours." Mullarkey is publisher and editor-in-chief of majestic disorder, a magazine for nomadic creatives.

The Next Enlightenment: Sharing Science With the World

Mariette DiChristina | Posted 12.02.2014 | Science
Mariette DiChristina

When we talk about success, we often think of competition. But the true story of human progress is more frequently one of cooperation. As a species, evolutionary biologists tell us, we've always gotten farther together than we have by going it alone.

First Indian Literary Festival at Columbia a Hit

Jim Luce | Posted 01.17.2015 | Books
Jim Luce

Under the direction of my good friend Aroon Shivdasani, the first literary festival of the Indian American Arts Council (IAAC) with Columbia Universit...

Does Publishing Have a Gender Issue - and Can the Solution Be Crowd-sourced?

Jimmy Leach | Posted 01.17.2015 | Books
Jimmy Leach

Make no mistake -- at the sharp end of decision-making and writing, women are still being pushed out. And there may be worse on the horizon. The geeks are coming -- and they're (almost) always boys.

Why Do So Many Writers Say Writing Torments Them?

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.12.2015 | Books
Lev Raphael

When writers complain about writing, their audience really ends up being other writers, and many of us think, "If it makes you so damned miserable, just get another job already."

7 Ways to Make Pimping Your Book for a Blurb Less Weird

Holly Robinson | Posted 01.12.2015 | Books
Holly Robinson

There is no easy way to ask for blurbs, but take comfort in the fact that every writer has to do it. Now that I've just gritted my teeth and gone through the process for the fourth time, for my novel Haven Lake, I thought it might help newbie writers to think about these strategies...

Low Riders in Outer Space: Cathy Camper on Graphic Novels, Robert Rodriguez, & Diversity

David Henry Sterry | Posted 12.28.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

The Book Doctors first met Cathy Camper at a Pitchapalooza (think American Idol for Books) at one of our favorite book stores, Powell's in Portland, Oregon. As soon as she pitched us her graphic novel, Low Riders in Outer Space," we knew this was a great book waiting to happen.

Little White Lies: Are They Good or Bad in Publishing?

Judy Mollen Walters | Posted 12.23.2014 | Books
Judy Mollen Walters

If you've been in publishing at all -- no matter what your role -- author, editor, publisher, agent... you've undoubtedly told a few little white lies or been on the receiving end of them.

The Cat/Book Connection

Lissa Warren | Posted 12.08.2014 | Books
Lissa Warren

It has always been about cats for me. Cats and books, books and cats. In my mind the two are inextricably linked, and in college I set about immersing myself in any and all cat-related literature.

8 Dos and Don'ts When You Get a Bad Review

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.08.2014 | Books
Lev Raphael

Don't text everyone you know that the reviewer is an absolute moron who deserves nothing but bad sex and botulism. Why? Most people won't know about the review until you tell them.