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Why I Have Lost Faith in My Beloved Cosmopolitan

Kelsey Phariss | Posted 07.13.2016 | Women
Kelsey Phariss

Recently, Cosmopolitan has become equivalent to tabloids, little reporting sites and bad social media. They have forgotten their voice. I love you, Cosmo. But I don't like what you've become.

It's Time to Get Your Thriller on -- at ThrillerFest X

Jennifer S. Wilkov | Posted 07.09.2016 | Home
Jennifer S. Wilkov

For many interested in the book publishing industry, conferences are some of the best ways to keep up with the changes occurring in this field, get the latest inside information about new technologies and new upcoming publications, and keep in contact with existing colleagues and meet new ones.

Book Trailers: More Fun Than Writing The Book?

Ben Tripp | Posted 06.15.2016 | Home
Ben Tripp

I didn't know book trailers were a thing until it was suggested I should make my own. Book trailers, also known as bookreels, are like movie trailers -- except they're made to promote books. I'll bet you guessed that already. They're almost exclusively found online.

Memoirs: No One Wants to Read Your Diary

Jennifer S. Wilkov | Posted 06.13.2015 | Home
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.

Light and Shade: Celebrating Tolstoy's 186th

Lauren Daley | Posted 11.11.2014 | Home
Lauren Daley

I'm a newspaper book columnist -- was an English major! -- and yet shamefully realized last summer at age 31 that'd I'd never read "Anna Karenina."

The Rolling Graffiti Trucks OF NYC's Art World

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 03.24.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

A ubiquitous sight throughout large cities like New York, the graffiti covered box truck has inherited the all-city art mantle from the subway train c...

The Best of the Best Books Lists

Carole DeSanti | Posted 03.02.2014 | Home
Carole DeSanti

Every year, as an editor, reader and writer, I wish for a cool hand, or the hand of history, to lay alongside these best-ofs and favorites.

RIP Google Reader

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.01.2013 | Technology

After eight valiant years of serving bloggers and other online news junkies, Google will officially shut down its beloved Google Reader on Monday. But...

Author Platform: Use the News to Boost Your Book & Platform

Jennifer S. Wilkov | Posted 08.12.2013 | Home
Jennifer S. Wilkov

Using the news can help boost the visibility of your book, your platform and you! Themes run through your platform and book, whether it is fiction or...

BookExpo America: Behind the Scenes for How to Write a Book

Jennifer S. Wilkov | Posted 07.30.2013 | Home
Jennifer S. Wilkov

When you build a career in any industry, it is important to get into the thick of things and learn as much as you can about the business activities involved so you can become more of an insider as opposed to just a spectator.

9 Google Reader Alternatives Now That Google Reader Is Dead

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 03.14.2013 | Technology

Despite a loyal following, late Wednesday night Google tried to put down Google Reader, its longtime RSS reader, quietly. Judging by the scorn online...

A Mother's Dream

Honey Seltzer | Posted 08.03.2012 | Parents
Honey Seltzer

"You're my mother, of course you think I'm great. I need to hear it from someone else," my daughter told me.

'If Light Of My Life Fire My Line'

Brews and Books | Josh Christie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As a public service, here's the famous opening lines of a bunch of novels, transcribed by Google Voice. The better-read of you might be able to figure...

e-Reader Comparison

switched.com | By Jon Chase | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

With Amazon's recent announcement that digital e-books outsold hardcover books for the first time, and paperbacks destined to a similar fate in the ne...

An Author's Love Letter To Selma's Book Group

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 12.09.2011 | Home
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Dear Cousin Sel, It was so much fun chatting with your fourth-Thursday-of the-month book group over the squawk box last week. Every author is thri...