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Want to Get Your Novel Published? You Need to Do This First

Quora | Posted 08.31.2016 | Books

How does a new writer find a reliable publisher? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered ...

How To Get On Every Best Seller List

Tucker Max | Posted 08.16.2016 | Books
Tucker Max

Before I get into the major bestseller lists and their particular rules, there are two principles that apply to all of them; 1. velocity of sales, and 2. reporting.

The Process Of Writing My Book Hispanic And Latino Heritage in Virginia

Christine Stoddard | Posted 08.15.2016 | Latino Voices
Christine Stoddard

When your father is a photographer, you learn to appreciate the science and magic behind photography. And when you grow up in Virginia, you cannot hel...

Why People Who Work In Fashion Are Afraid To Admit They Love Zara

Rashad Benton | Posted 08.09.2016 | Style
Rashad Benton

I've encountered many people who work in the Fashion Industry who love Zara, but are afraid to admit it. I've walked the halls of two of the top magaz...

The New Barnes & Noble: Attracting Readers, Not Authors

Kallen Diggs | Posted 08.05.2016 | Business
Kallen Diggs

For most indie authors, Barnes & Noble can be their worst enemy. Why? Well, there are not very friendly. I only got a book signing there because of my publisher (Morgan James Publishing). Although, it was not worth my time there at all.

Is Copy Editing A Dying Art?

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.17.2016 | Books
Lev Raphael

But I've been hearing for years from many readers that books published by legacy publishers are filled with typos and errors of all kinds. I've seen it myself. And I wonder what's happened to copy editing as a field.

Why I'm Writing And Publishing 9 New Books This Year

Jennifer Blanchard | Posted 07.12.2016 | Books
Jennifer Blanchard

When you first read that headline, you probably thought I was going to say I'm doing it because I'm dying and want to rush and get my books out there before I kick the bucket. And well, you wouldn't be totally wrong.

How to Stop Obsessing About "Writer's Block"

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.07.2016 | Books
Lev Raphael

"Writer's block is bunk." That's not exactly what prize-winning author Loren D. Estleman said a few years ago at a Michigan writer's conference, but ...

A Modern Day Woody Guthrie

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 07.05.2016 | Books
Kim Michele Richardson

30-year-old Drew Philp, writer, journalist, screenwriter is doing something awesome and real, plus giving mamas everywhere, grey hair. He's walking fr...

How Digital Marketing is Changing Publishing

Quora | Posted 06.28.2016 | Books

What does digital marketing in 2016 look like and where is it headed in the next five years? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing netw...

Pulitzer Prize Finalist Gives the Best Advice for Aspring Writers

Quora | Posted 06.22.2016 | Arts

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

2016 Native Advertising Trends For Publishers

Chad Pollitt | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
Chad Pollitt

According to a study released late last year by Adyoulike, worldwide spending on native advertising will soar to over $59 billion in 2018. Cisco's The...

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.

Best-selling Author Keeps Complaining

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.25.2016 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

You think your life is hard? Like the late comedian Rodney Dangerfield, novelist Jennifer Weiner just can't get any respect. It's become her shtick ...

One Author in an Ocean of Possibilities: Book Expo America and the World of Publishing

Suzanne Skees | Posted 06.10.2016 | Media
Suzanne Skees

Publishing a book today requires more than ambition. It means jumping into an ocean full of volumes, about 1.5 million every year, all clamoring to stay afloat in a vast market where most will drown.

Prevention Magazine and the New (Print) Health Revolution

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

The print magazine industry is having a health crisis. Amidst a culture of rampant free content, publishers have cut deals for advertisers and agencie...

10 Ways to Overcome Writer's Block

Dianna Booher | Posted 05.31.2016 | Business
Dianna Booher

Whatever the writing task, you may be facing a tight deadline and the last thing you need is writer's block -- that crippling feeling that nothing you write is right. Or worse, staring at the page or screen when nothing at all seems to flow from your brain to the screen.

Why Do Magazines and Book Publishers Rip Off Ideas? (Because They Can.)

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.31.2016 | Media
Peter Mandel

There's nothing new under the sun. This old saw is one of the first things you learn on the job if you're a writer, artist, or other drudge who tries...

Dealing with Impossible Clients: What to Do When a Client Tries to Nibble to Get More for Less

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business
Gini Graham Scott

What should you do if you think you have wrapped up a deal with a client for a certain amount, but then the client asks for a series of extras - usually over a period of time rather than all at once?

Black Women in Comics: (H)afrocentric Wins 2016 Glyph Award

Sheena C. Howard | Posted 05.23.2016 | Black Voices
Sheena C. Howard

As the comics industry continues to make a noticeable shift towards including, marketing to and creating safe spaces for women and women of color, nominations for comic awards across the industry have soared.

How to Sell Fiction in a Cutthroat Publishing World

Kelli Stuart | Posted 05.17.2016 | Books
Kelli Stuart

I considered throwing in the towel. I thought about self-publishing, just sharing the book with family and close friends. I thought about patting myself on the back for a valiant effort, then moving on. But I couldn't.

Authors Guild v. Google Ruling: An Expansive View of Fair Use

David Chavern | Posted 05.03.2016 | Business
David Chavern

The Supreme Court's recent decision to deny review of the Authors Guild v. Google, Inc. ruling was a blow not just to the suit's plaintiffs in the book industry but to all of us in the business of writing and publishing content.

How to Read a Publication Like Your Future Editor Wants You To

Rebecca L. Weber | Posted 04.29.2016 | Books
Rebecca L. Weber

Not sure why your story ideas aren't selling? If you ask an editor for advice on the best way for a freelance writer to break in to his or her publication, they often have the same response: "Read it first."

Why Buying a Newspaper Makes a Lot of Sense

David Chavern | Posted 04.29.2016 | Media
David Chavern

There has been a flurry of news recently about various newspaper groups being bought and sold. And each time I have gotten some version of the questio...

5 Ways to Combat Gender Inequality in Book Publishing

Brooke Warner | Posted 04.27.2016 | Books
Brooke Warner

It's not that I've shied away in the past from speaking the truth about the gender bias that runs deep through the publishing industry, but there's a different kind of energy and reception, of course, when you're speaking to women who've lived it.