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Gerry Plaza: Don't Be Fixated on a Single Solution to Problems

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 05.24.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

This is part of the #CareerAdvice series - featuring successful professionals who share their advice to people who would want to take their career to...

I'm Admitting My Shame: I. Am. A. Crowdfunder.

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 05.19.2015 | Money
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

As a three-time crowdfunder let me tell you a little secret: almost no one gets rich. There are a few exceptions, those are celebrities and people pre-selling really cool gadgets.

Are Small Presses the Best Choice for Latino Writers?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.16.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Recently, I wrote about the dismal publishing scene for Latino authors. Well, I was remiss in at least one aspect. I implied that Hispanic writers are limited only to pitching the big New York publishing houses or jumping into the self-publishing quagmire. There is another option.

Mendez High School Students Rewrite History for 826LA's Young Authors' Book Project

826LA | Posted 05.15.2015 | Education

One of the most important civil rights triumphs from the 20th century happened right here in Southern California, a piece of history often overlooked and underrepresented.

Inside Traditional Publishing: A Tale of Two Authors (A Cautionary Story)

Karen Dionne | Posted 05.08.2015 | Books
Karen Dionne

Much of what determines the success or failure of an author's career is beyond the author's and agent's control. But holding out for an agent who is a fearless negotiator can be the author's best defense for an author in a challenging, uncertain business.

Stephen Mooser on Kids, Books, Writing, and Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.08.2015 | Books
David Henry Sterry

If you are in any way, shape, or form interested in writing a book for kids, you're crazy not to hook up with this organization. There's so many smart, encouraging, inspiring, learned people both teaching workshops and attending them.

At The Inkwell With Monique Lewis

Loren Kleinman | Posted 05.06.2015 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Monique Antonette Lewis is the founder of At The Inkwell, a New York City-based supporter of published writers through feature articles, book reviews and readings.

Bruce Holsinger on How to Write Historical Fiction, Plagues, Witches, Wars and Guns

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.04.2015 | Books
David Henry Sterry

The Book Doctors met Jeff Holsinger at the Tucson Book Festival and when he told us about his book, The Invention of Fire, we just had to pick his brain about writing historical fiction, non-fiction, teaching fiction, plagues, witches, wars and guns.

Scientific Journal Tells Female Scientists To Add A Male Author To Study, Twitter Firestorm Ensues

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 05.06.2015 | Women

A scientific journal sparked a Twitter firestorm when it rejected two female scientists' work partly because the paper they submitted did not have mal...

New Day for Publishing in the Middle East

Jasmine Brett Stringer | Posted 04.29.2015 | Books
Jasmine Brett Stringer

The Emirate of Sharjah continues to position itself as a leading partner in the Middle East and Africa for writers, poets, intellectuals and lovers of the written word with the identity launch of the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) and the establishment of Sharjah Book City.

How to Read Like a (21st Century) Poet

Josh Lefkowitz | Posted 04.17.2015 | Books
Josh Lefkowitz

What works for one person may not work for another; you alone know what kind of reading experiences will excite and/or move you. But I do think you have to read, to become a (better) poet; and I do think the internet can provide some remarkable avenues to do said reading.

11 Tips on Getting Your Book Published

Melody Moezzi | Posted 04.15.2015 | Books
Melody Moezzi

Becoming an author is a bit like becoming an acrobat. Few people know how to go about either; fewer bother to attempt, and fewer still succeed. There is no single "correct" path to getting a book published. Every author, every book and every career is different.

Memoirs: No One Wants to Read Your Diary

Jennifer S. Wilkov | Posted 04.14.2015 | Books
Jennifer S. Wilkov

We all have a story to tell. Our lives are our stories. That's why the memoir category exists--because we love to read biographies and memoirs of those names we know and the people we want to learn more about.

'The Lady From Zagreb': A Conversation With Philip Kerr

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 04.14.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

In The Lady From Zagreb, the tenth book in the Gunther series, Bernie--a former homicide detective totally unsympathetic to the Nazi regime--finds himself at the height of the war, forced to run errands for the notorious Joseph Goebbels, the Minister of Propaganda.

Survey: Best Online Monetization Platforms for Publishers of All Sizes

Andre Bourque | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

The internet still provides a number of ways for publishers to make money from the traffic that passes through their websites each day.

Keep Your Book Promotion Campaign Going

Stacey J. Miller | Posted 04.12.2015 | Books
Stacey J. Miller

Authors do not have to passively watch as their book promotion campaigns come to a full stop after the book's publication date, nor do they necessarily have to convince the publisher to exceed its book marketing budget. Here's at least five things you can do to pick up your book publicity campaign where your publisher has left off.

In the Stars?

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.10.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Diary of a Mad Ghostwriter

Sue Carswell | Posted 04.09.2015 | Comedy
Sue Carswell

I would say you have to be a bit ego-less to deal with the people I have ghosted books with over the the past ten years, all for major publishing houses. I've worked with an insecure TV pundit who had ideas galore but that was about it.

Elephants as Super-Communicators: New Books on Cracking Their Codes

David Tereshchuk | Posted 04.08.2015 | Books
David Tereshchuk

We owe our growing knowledge of their highly sophisticated communications systems to a fine lineage of animal behavior researchers, scientists who are in very large part women, as it happens.

How Publishers are Experimenting With New Distribution Methods

Phil Simon | Posted 04.07.2015 | Books
Phil Simon

As the author of seven books, I know a thing or two about publishing. For a long time now, brick-and-mortar bookstores have been disappearing at a rapid rate. This poses an enormous challenge facing today's writers in how to get their stories in front of potential customers.

Inside Traditional Publishing: An Agent's Take on Contracts

Karen Dionne | Posted 04.06.2015 | Books
Karen Dionne

Of all the skills a literary agent is required to have, the most important is the ability to negotiate well on behalf of the author client. Authors hire agents to protect their business interests in publishing. How do you know if your agent is a good negotiator?

Cooperative Model Boosts Independent & Transmedia Content

Jacob Devaney | Posted 04.13.2015 | Books
Jacob Devaney

Digital technology is democratizing publishing while leveling the playing field for content creators. At the same time, a cooperative model is also emerging for other aspects of publishing that includes marketing and distribution.

The Savvy Author: What You Really Need to Know to Be Successful

Kristen Houghton | Posted 04.02.2015 | Books
Kristen Houghton

What you have to remember is that it isn't you who is being personally rejected. It simply means that a particular agent wasn't interested in what you wrote.

Dear Indie Author: I'm Listening

Kate Fisher | Posted 03.31.2015 | Books
Kate Fisher

Dear Indie Author, I have a request that might rub you the wrong way, but I'm going to go for it. Would you please release an audiobook version of your latest novel?

7 Tips for Writers Looking for Lucky Breaks

Holly Robinson | Posted 03.30.2015 | Books
Holly Robinson

Crossing the threshold from unpublished to published author was a similar journey for me: I had to keep pounding on that door until, one crack at a time, it gave way. There was no one lucky break. It was more like a hundred of them.