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Chick Lit Grows Up

Pauline Millard | Posted 05.04.2012 | Home
Pauline Millard

In the past year, a different breed of chick lit has appeared with smarter writing and characters. It's notable not just for the content, but also for what it says about women, and what they are willing to read in their leisure time.

Pimping Your Book, Indie or Traditional

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.29.2012 | Home
Holly Robinson

There are some differences in how traditional and indie books are publicized, but those differences are shrinking by the nanosecond.

The eBook Publishing Revolution Has Just Begun

John F. Ince | Posted 04.22.2012 | Home
John F. Ince

Strategic questions need to be answered. Does a eBook publisher focus on marketing, or content creation, or formatting?

How to Sell a Novel in Just 25 Years!

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.23.2012 | Home
Holly Robinson

When my agent called a few weeks ago to say that an editor at Penguin wanted to buy my new novel, The Wishing Hill, I literally had to lie down. I've been waiting for this call for 25 years.

Why Khet Mar Got Thrown in a Burmese Prison for Writing

David Henry Sterry | Posted 04.22.2012 | Home
David Henry Sterry

Khet Mar is a writer and activist from Burma. When I heard about her heartbreaking odyssey, I thought it was my duty to tell the world her story.

My Opposite-of-Overnight Success Publishing Story

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 04.16.2012 | Home
Randy Susan Meyers

I think, like with a partner, when you have the right material, there's a magic click, and you fall in love -- whether it takes six books or sixteen years on one book. Maybe that's how long it takes. As long as it takes to feel the click, and have someone else agree.

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.

The Reporting Behind Two Centuries of Dickens' Impact

David Tereshchuk | Posted 04.10.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

If we consider Dickens' career as a whole we can see that this secret lay to a large degree in his work as a factually observant and emotionally alert journalist.

On Rejection and Renewal: A Note to Aspiring Novelists

Warren Adler | Posted 04.09.2012 | Home
Warren Adler

The true novelist must continue to soldier on, keep writing, keep trying, taking the increasingly painful hits of rejection after rejection until ... well, until someone out there catches on ... or doesn't.

How to Get Your Book Published When Everyone Keeps Rejecting It

David Henry Sterry | Posted 04.09.2012 | Home
David Henry Sterry

When Nura pitched her anthology revolving around the love lives of Muslim-American women, we were blown away.

A Habit Forming Mystery Series

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home
Kim Michele Richardson

It's been over a year since we first met, Giulia Falcone, the innocent and charming nun who jumped the convent walls. She is author, Alice Loweecey's,...

Memo to the Bibliophiles: Books Are a Technology Too

John Bergquist | Posted 03.24.2012 | Home
John Bergquist

I find myself troubled by the folks who seem to treat books as a kind of idol. It is almost always associated with a notion that books are natural and an iPad is un-natural.

The 6th Lesbian Literary Award

Ruth Gogoll | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ruth Gogoll

The awards season is gearing up! The movie producers and the Directors Guild just announced their awards, and the Academy Awards are coming soon. Ther...

Niche Media Survival in the Age of New Media

Tracy Baim | Posted 03.13.2012 | Media
Tracy Baim

Having multiple skill sets and learning new technology as it develops -- these are still the keys to staying ahead of the curve in the changing media landscape.

Help Me Understand Why We Have So Many Misunderstandings About Book Writing

John Joss | Posted 03.05.2012 | Home
John Joss

Consider the facts of life in this age of bottom-line, 'pull' publishing in which publishers rarely support new authors, except via personal introduction by insiders. If you have a publishing ambition, consider these realities.

How to Keep Up with Every Piece of Information in Your Industry (Without Being Overwhelmed)

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 02.28.2012 | Business
Penny C. Sansevieri

I don't know about you but I spend much of my time trying to stay on top of the deluge of information that keeps coming my way. Between emails, newsle...

Sacred Teacher and Student Trust in a Fairy Tale World

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 02.14.2012 | Home
Kim Michele Richardson

The Kingdom of Childhood, by Rebecca Coleman, is a gripping novel, full of suspense and psychological insight into a woman's first adulterous behavior...

Mad Man of the South: Bryan Batt's Big, Easy Style

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 02.17.2012 | Home
Karen Dalton-Beninato

AMC's Mad Men brought brought Bryan Batt international fame, but his character left the screen last year. His new book, Big, Easy Style, now tops of Amazon's bestseller list in home decor.

I Self-Published Myself and You're Jealous!

Laura Zigman | Posted 02.06.2012 | Home
Laura Zigman

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WATCH: Neil Gaiman On The Simpsons

Posted 12.06.2011 | Home

Available free to watch online for one week (click above), the new episode of The Simpsons, called "The Book Job", features Neil Gaiman ("The British ...

Publishing's Renewed Holiday Push With Memoirs, an Enduring Genre

David Tereshchuk | Posted 01.22.2012 | Home
David Tereshchuk

The publishing industry has now fully readied itself for the holidays, with offerings that include yet more aggressively-promoted slices of first-person recollection.

Are You a "Real" Writer?

Eliezer Sobel | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home
Eliezer Sobel

Writers learn early on that there are actually many people out there, incomprehensible as it may seem, who simply do not enjoy reading our work. (We p...

Where Are The Black Editors?

Posted 01.07.2012 | Black Voices

Last week Vogue's 17 international edition editors gathered in Japan to celebrate Tokyo's Fashion's Night Out and sit for a rare photo opportunity. ...

"E" Stands for "Errors"

Karen Dionne | Posted 12.21.2011 | Home
Karen Dionne

Authors who have massaged their book to perfection during the editorial and page proof stage may be dismayed to learn that the electronic version readers are purchasing and reading frequently represents an earlier effort.

Food Court: Winners And Losers Of The Week

Food52 | Posted 12.10.2011 | Home
Food52

In which Shelly Peppel and Fran Brennan, the editors of Food52 News, pass judgement on the week's top food news. • Winner: The many fans of...