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The E-Book Dilemma

Warren Adler | Posted 06.17.2012 | Books
Warren Adler

For fiction authors who are published by traditional publishers and rely on advances and royalties for their living, the future is dim.

"E" Stands for "Errors"

Karen Dionne | Posted 12.21.2011 | Books
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.

Borders' Liquidation Sales an Unexpected Boon for Authors

Karen Dionne | Posted 11.29.2011 | Books
Karen Dionne

When a bookstore closes, it's always a loss -- for the community, for readers, and most especially, for authors. The impact of the closing of 600 Borders bookstores is incalculable.

Readers -- Did You Mean to Give Me Your Phone Number?

Karen Dionne | Posted 10.12.2011 | Books
Karen Dionne

The idea of authors having a list of their readers' phone numbers compiled for them by Facebook and readily available at their fingertips just feels wrong.

Dispatches From the (Book Tour) Front

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 06.14.2011 | Books
Meg Waite Clayton

I'm on book tour with The Four Ms. Bradwells. That's the good news and the bad.

Going on a Book Tour? Dream Big or Stay Home

Melanie Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Melanie Benjamin

After publishing my first book, I packed my bags, used up all of my husband's Marriott points, and hit the road -- only to experience what many authors had experienced before me.

We Need to Talk About Your Book

Melanie Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Melanie Benjamin

Even though I still sometimes sigh when a reader insists I've written something that I know, in my heart, I absolutely did not, I don't argue. Instead, I remind myself how very, very lucky I am that people are reading my book and talking about it.

Which Super Models Are Voracious Readers?

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

With all that time spent getting into hair and makeup, staring at a BlackBerry can get pretty boring. That's why it comes as no surprise that some of ...

Is Your Reader Hungry for More?

Peggy McColl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peggy McColl

When we listen to great speakers and authors (assuming we like their message), we buy their books. When we really connect with the content and style ...

Developing Buzz and Cultivating Readers (VIDEO)

Rocco Staino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Rocco Staino

Whatever the methodology for the teaching of reading, it has long been the role of teachers, parents and librarians to encourage a love of books and a desire to read for pleasure.

How Not to Bore an Audience - A Plea to Authors Everywhere

Melanie Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Melanie Benjamin

Do not read from your work simply because you think you have to. You don't. You deserve better - and so do those wonderful, weird book lovers.

Bidding Farewell to Accidental Books

Sophia Dembling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Sophia Dembling

Accidental books are books we might not have chosen given unlimited choice, but also don't mind reading when they fall in our path.

The Best Positions In Bed ...

Positions in Bed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Since discovering I'm weird, I've asked around and have found many people who sit up, against the headboard or a pillow or two, and prop the book on t...

A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cossé: Fight Evil, Read a Book

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cossé is a very original take on an enduring theme: the passion that readers have for books.

What Motivates the Book Buyer?

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

I recently asked my online friends how they choose their next book to read. Authors, take note of what drives readers to pick up your book. What can you learn from these responses?

Why Writers Need Book Clubs

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Holly Robinson

In times when magazines are folding and publishers want brand names, authors write without knowing if we'll be read. But book groups allow us to learn what moved readers (or didn't).

Publishers, Remember The Blurb: Book Blurbs Have Huge Effect On Book Sales, Study Shows

The Bookseller | Victoria Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Publishers are "missing a trick" by not perfecting blurbs on jackets despite the fact they are "commercially valuable", delegates were told at The Boo...

CNN Hero's Sheltering Books: Reading Is The Best Medicine?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Mackenzie Bearup feels crippling pain everyday. In 5th grade, she got shooting pains in her knee that "felt like a bomb was going off." Doctors diagno...

No More Verdicts From On High: Are Book Reviewers Changing To Keep Up With The Age Of Engagement?

The Cleveland Plain Dealer | Karen Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

This year, the conversation was mellower. Participants in the National Book Critics Circle panel on the future of book reviews chatted about e-galley...

Getting to Know You

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

Like many experienced speakers, Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone opened with a joke but from then on his presentation was anything but predictable.


CNN | A. Pawlowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Many authors can move readers with their words, but Frances Mayes has the power to actually make readers move. As in pack up and start a new life tho...

MOVING ON: What Will People Be Reading When the Recession Really Ends?

Denise Brodey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Denise Brodey

How will the recession morph readers? What are the uncommon indicators of the recession -- or recovery from it -- that seem to go unnoticed?

Talk to Me

Wednesday Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Wednesday Martin

Selling a book, to me at least, feels an awful lot like flirting, and also kind of hand-holding, and also like being in an very committed relationship with many, many people at once.

Not DOA But DIY: Resurrecting The Book Review Section

The Huffington Post | Patricia Holt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I know readers are supposed to mourn the loss of book review sections in newspapers and magazines across the country, but at this point -- well, in fa...

Book Browsing Trends: Online Samples Increase Sales

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

FRANKFURT--(Business Wire)--At the Frankfurt Book Fair 2009, new data on how readers have sampled bookcontent online over the past 18 months points to...