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You Know That You Still Read A Newspaper, Right?

David Chavern | Posted 02.24.2016 | Media
David Chavern

I don't want to underplay the wrenching changes that newspapers are going through as they move from a traditional delivery system to a new, very different one. But looking forward, why would you count them out?

Knowledge is Power - So Why Would We Block Access to Power?

David Chavern | Posted 02.19.2016 | Media
David Chavern

The phrase "knowledge is power" has a long and impressive pedigree. Its first recorded use was in the 7th Century - and it is certainly as relevant t...

'Missing Pieces,' A Conversation with Heather Gudenkauf

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.17.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Photo: Morgan Hawthorne Heather Gudenkauf is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of four previous novels. She graduated from the Univ...

Yes, You Can Get a Book Deal

John P. David | Posted 02.12.2016 | Books
John P. David

Back in October, I wrote a post about my efforts to write a book, my take on the publishing industry, and my desire to get a book deal. The reaction ...

Author Yona Zeldis McDonough on Lucky Breaks and Following Your Writing Instincts

Holly Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Books
Holly Robinson

Yona Zeldis McDonough is the author of seven novels for adults. She is also an award-winning children's book author with 26 children's books to her credit, a journalist, an essayist, and a fiction editor who helps aspiring writers polish their manuscripts.

Finishing The Hat: On Completing My First Novel

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 02.01.2016 | Arts
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

As I've said before, whenever I lose my way as a writer, and feel like I'm running up one dead end after another, I watch Sunday In The Park With Geor...

The Powerball of Publishing

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
Maria Rodale

Yes, I bought Powerball tickets. It was my first time ever playing the lottery. It was fun to imagine what would happen if I won a billion dollars. Ri...

Interview With Mike Enemigo

Anthony Tinsman | Posted 01.25.2016 | Books
Anthony Tinsman

Since 1999 the man behind the self-styled pen-name 'Mike Enemigo' has been serving LWOP, Life Without the Possibility of Parole. He's been part of the...

Interview With Linda Stirling on the Self-Publishing Advantage

Rajesh Setty | Posted 01.23.2016 | Books
Rajesh Setty

"Bookstores and publishing houses are in business to make money, not to nurture authors."

Dianna Hutts Aston's Latest Book Inspired by Cross-Country Trek: Part One

Stacy Clark | Posted 01.21.2016 | Books
Stacy Clark

Dianna Hutts Aston is best known for her acclaimed, award-winning, nonfiction nature books, illustrated by Sylvia Long and published by Chronicle Books. But Dianna's latest work is a disarming, narrative account of her mid-life adventures across America.

5 Big Questions for Publishers in 2016

Joshua Macht | Posted 01.21.2016 | Media
Joshua Macht

Much of what we thought motivated web users in the beginning, such as speedy pages, has now become a hygiene factor that you simply must have, but which won't motivate a customer to become a loyal follower.

Favorite Things, Favorite Reads, 2015

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 12.21.2015 | Books
Kim Michele Richardson

A few of my favorites of 2015 to read, gift, and visit during the holiday season.

Women in Business Q&A: Jill Herzig, Editor in Chief, Dr. Oz, The Good Life

Laura Dunn | Posted 12.21.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Jill Herzig is editor in chief of Dr. Oz THE GOOD LIFE, a new healthy lifestyle magazine and joint venture from Hearst Magazines and Mehmet Oz, M.D. I...

Writer, Interrupted: On Losing My Father Immediately After Publishing My Book

Abby Rosmarin | Posted 12.16.2015 | Books
Abby Rosmarin

My father never got a chance to read this particular book, but I know he would've been proud of it. And that bit of knowledge is invaluable -- something I keep with me as I attempt to get back into the swing of things

How to Make Your Book a Best Seller

Chuck Boyce | Posted 12.16.2015 | Books
Chuck Boyce

Nothing makes my mom prouder than when she hears me introduced as a "Best Selling Author." Know who else is impressed? Prospects and clients. The title "Best Selling Author" doesn't go away, and in my experience has never lost its luster.

Morning Glory: The Real Opportunity Behind the Daily News Roundup

Joshua Macht | Posted 12.10.2015 | Media
Joshua Macht

Just about every news outlet is looking to capture your attention when you wake, amassing email lists, analyzing the open rates and trying to steal your valuable time away from the competition. All to get you hooked.

'Webbmedia Group' Tickles Our Fancy With 2016 Trend Report"

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.10.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Artificial intelligence (AI) for news will become its own trend in 2016, according to a report released this week, although robot-assisted journalism ...

Should a Woman Use a Masculine Pen Name?

Stephanie Storey | Posted 12.08.2015 | Women
Stephanie Storey

When asked, I said it was to honor my husband. I didn't take his last name, Gandolfi, when we married because Storey was too perfect for a writer to give up. "S.G." was a nod to him. I also said it seemed romantic to write under a pen name. One name for me; one name for my author self.

12 Tips For Entering A Street Photography Contest

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 12.08.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Having judged a number of street photography contests over the past few years in various countries, I can honestly say the same problems surface again...

The Keys to Publishing Success Are in Your Hands

Kristen Houghton | Posted 12.04.2015 | Books
Kristen Houghton

Getting your book published is no longer a 'wait-and-hope' proposition. There are so many ways to get published today that no author has to go through the process of submitting a proposal (non-fiction) or a full manuscript (fiction) to literary agents and endure the agonizing wait to see if it's accepted by them and then wait some more for the agent to make a deal with a publisher.

How To Solve Media's Diversity Problem

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 11.24.2015 | Media

Every writer of color and most readers of color know the jolt of seeing a name like yours in print. It's a facsimile of the nod, the silent acknowledg...

The 4 Cs of Writing a Book

Chuck Boyce | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Chuck Boyce

Few things are more daunting than staring at that blank computer screen after you've made the decision to write your first book. But it doesn't have to be so overwhelming. I break the process down into the four Cs.

Why a Strong Sense of Purpose Fuels the Innovation Process

Joshua Macht | Posted 11.18.2015 | Media
Joshua Macht

At our recent offsite, the Harvard Business Review Group asked one of our long time contributors to talk to us about innovation. His name is Vijay Gov...

5 Reasons Why Short Stories Are Easier to Adapt Than Novels

ScreenCraft | Posted 11.13.2015 | Books

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

I Need Coffee: Writing Isn't Sexy, But It Can Pay the Bills

Katie Rose Guest Pryal | Posted 11.12.2015 | Books
Katie Rose Guest Pryal

So I'm here to tell you that you can make a living as a writer, but you (might) have to let go of some notions of what "making a living as a writer" means.