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Women in Business Q&A: Sophie Donelson, Editor in Chief, House Beautiful

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Sophie Donelson was named editor in chief of House Beautiful in January 2015. She brings a multi-disciplinary background in the media and design world...

No Place Like Home: Realizing That the Path Leads to the Path

Greg Archer | Posted 08.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

So there I was minding my own business when from nowhere, the rug that was the media job I had for 14 years, had been pulled out from under me in a...

My Pay off for Writing for Free

Deborah Plummer | Posted 08.07.2015 | Books
Deborah Plummer

When I read the admonishment, "The more we write for nothing, the more people think that's just what we deserve," I took pause to reflect. Was I diminishing myself as a writer by sharing my ideas in this space? And by doing so was I also casting disregard on professional writers?

Can We Stop Pretending The Publishing Industry Is Fair Now?

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 08.28.2015 | Arts

At the beginning of this year, Michael Wolff, a middle-aged white man and journalist, wrote a fawning puff piece for a book of short stories called W...

Writing and Publishing a Novel in 589 Easy Steps

Andy Kutler | Posted 08.05.2015 | Books
Andy Kutler

I wrote a novel. It has been months now since I signed my first publishing contract, and I'm still struggling to process the meaning of those four words. Writing this book has taken a personal toll. Still, I am certain all of that personal sacrifice was worth it.

Know Place Like Home: Manuevering Midlife Meltdowns Via Divine Intervention

Greg Archer | Posted 08.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

So, there I was minding my own business when, from nowhere -- well, that's debatable -- I received "a sign" from The Universe to write about my Polish family's odyssey surviving Joseph Stalin's mass deportation of approximately 1 million Poles during the 1940s.

The Perils of Native Advertising

Shannan Adler | Posted 07.31.2015 | Media
Shannan Adler

The Times and most other major publishers take care to label these ads as "paid posts," so as to try to preserve the editorial credibility of the paper and to honor its responsibility to readers. But no one should take much comfort in the (small) fine print.

Book Reviews: Should You Pay for Them?

Kristen Houghton | Posted 07.30.2015 | Books
Kristen Houghton

Every author wants his or her book reviewed in a positive manner. Realistically, a book by an unknown author starts out with a small chance of success while that same book and author can gain excellent momentum toward success with a number of positive reviews.

Writers for the Sea Is the Next Wave in Literature

David Helvarg | Posted 07.30.2015 | Media
David Helvarg

As I recently reported in Publishers Weekly Writers for the Sea is a new organization formed on June 8, 2015--World Oceans Day--and already making a splash offering many enthralling ways of describing our salty blue marble planet. What prompted the creation of Writers for the Sea?

Suffering Doubts About Your Writing? Four Time-Tested Tips to Help You in Your Darkest Hours

Holly Robinson | Posted 07.08.2015 | Books
Holly Robinson

1. Work with Your Hands: There is something satisfying about handiwork, because you can see the physical results of your labor. Whether you're baking bread, knitting a scarf, or weeding your garden, making something with your hands can set your mind on fire.

What Makes You So Special?

Joshua Macht | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
Joshua Macht

There's a path beyond the scary job statistics. Finding a fruitful and meaningful career after college means having a strategy. Learning to think like a corporate strategist helps. Let me explain why.

5 Rituals and Routines That Changed My Writing Life

Jennifer Blanchard | Posted 07.07.2015 | Books
Jennifer Blanchard

Being a writer is a challenging creative pursuit, because as writers, we spend a lot of time alone, in our heads. And for the longest time writers have been told they should write "when they feel inspired."

Farrar, Straus and Giroux President Pens Introspective Novel

Steven Petite | Posted 06.30.2015 | Books
Steven Petite

For the past three decades Jonathan Galassi has been the President and Publisher of Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He has published three collections of poetry and handled numerous translations, but his first crack at novel writing came in the form of Muse.

This Is What Editors Know About Publishing That Writers Don't

Quora | Posted 06.25.2015 | Books
Quora

First, editors are industry professionals who can educate often-naive authors about the facts of life in the real world of publishing.

Getting Your Photography Published 2.0

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 06.21.2015 | 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 d...

3 Good Reasons to Keep Your Book Shorter than 80,000 Words

Brooke Warner | Posted 06.18.2015 | Books
Brooke Warner

Kill your darlings. It's a phrase you've all heard, but how many of you have been brave enough to be truly ruthless with your own writing, to cut in a big and bold ways when needed?

Dinner With Diane- Taking Notes from a Master Story Steward

Barbara Stark-Nemon | Posted 06.18.2015 | Books
Barbara Stark-Nemon

Last November, hunkered down in northern Michigan, I worked on the preparatory tasks for the April launch of my novel, Even in Darkness. Blog posts, author newsletters, requests for endorsements, requests for reviews, all needed attention.

Waiting for the Gatekeepers

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 06.17.2015 | Books
Eva Lesko Natiello

Some people will waste a lifetime waiting for the Gatekeepers. I was almost one of those people. By nature, I'm a rule follower. Even unwritten rules. If there's a way something is "supposed to be done," that's how I'll do it. When I finished writing my first novel, I queried agents.

7-Step Formula for Success

Blayne Davis | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Blayne Davis

Countless self-help books flirt and kiss but rarely go all the way. Perhaps because for the most part it's the commercial appearance of value with their pretty fonts, lively testimonials, and convoluted messages that escape even the greatest cryptographer.

When Giving Birth to Books, the Boomer/Mother Experience

Elizabeth A. Havey | Posted 06.15.2015 | Arts
Elizabeth A. Havey

The world is big and wide and open to many things. There are millions of people on Facebook and Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr all eager for news. So there is no reason to think that social networks won't be thrilled to hear about my new book, your new book, or whatever it is we have just created--right?

EU Opens Antitrust Probe Of Amazon's E-Book Business

Reuters | By Julia Fioretti | Posted 06.11.2015 | Technology

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission opened a formal antitrust investigation into Amazon's e-book business on Thursday, opening yet another f...

The Most Common Fears About Publishing, and 3 Ways to Conquer Them

Jamilah Corbitt | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Jamilah Corbitt

My name is Jamilah Corbitt, and I have publishing anxiety. Publishing anxiety is the feeling of fear that occurs before you hit the publish button on that piece of content you've poured yourself into.

3 Digital Publishing Lessons From 9 Years at HBR

Joshua Macht | Posted 06.12.2015 | Media
Joshua Macht

In a couple of months, I will be celebrating my ninth anniversary at Harvard Business Publishing. My co-author on this piece, Eric Hellweg, now the managing director of digital strategy at HBR, had joined just six months earlier as HBR's first online editor.

Inside Traditional Publishing: Authors - Are You Auditing Your Royalty Statements?

Karen Dionne | Posted 06.05.2015 | Books
Karen Dionne

Sometimes authors who audit their statements find mistakes. "I once found a $700.00 error on my royalty statement from my publisher that I noticed after scouring the numbers. My publisher apologized and said it was obviously an error and quickly corrected it, but would he have noticed if I hadn't looked carefully?"

Are e-Books a Good Idea for Latino Authors?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 06.04.2015 | Books
Daniel Cubias

It was not my intention to create a trilogy on Huffington Post about the Latino publishing scene, but that is what has happened. My previous two artic...