iOS app Android app

Beatrix Potter

How to Get Successfully Published TODAY: Big 5, Indy, or Self-Publish?

David Henry Sterry | Posted 09.02.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

It's the greatest time in history to be a writer. There are more ways to get published than ever before. While it's great to have so many options, it's also confusing. But when you break these many different ways down, they sort themselves out into just three primary paths.

6 Weeks in the English Lakes #5: At Opposite Ends of the Coffin Route

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 09.14.2013 | Travel
Meg Waite Clayton

Wordsworth and his brother were walking in the English Lakes in late 1799 with fellow poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge when they came upon the Dove Cottage in Grasmere. Although he lived there for less than a decade, many of the poems he is remembered for were written during those years.

6 Weeks in the English Lakes #3: Beatrix Potter's Hill Top Farm

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 08.25.2013 | Travel
Meg Waite Clayton

Many people come to the English Lakes to immerse themselves in the world of Beatrix Potter. Potter visited the area as a child, and when she was engaged to her publisher, Norman Warne, they planned together to move to a Lake District farm.

6 Weeks in the English Lakes: Photos and Literary Quotes

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 08.06.2013 | Travel
Meg Waite Clayton

Mac and I spent several weeks in the English Lake District -- home of poet William Wordsworth and Peter Rabbit author Beatrix Potter, among others -- as an escape from the empty nest left when our youngest set off for college.

Beatrix Potter: Gingerbread Cookies

Nicole Villeneuve | Posted 02.20.2013 | Books
Nicole Villeneuve

At first glance, Potter's gingerbread recipe is a monumental task. It calls for 3.5 pounds of wheat meal, which would be perfect if I wanted to build a gingerbread house the size of my apartment.

Happy Birthday, Beatrix Potter!

Posted 07.28.2012 | Books

It's difficult to imagine what childhood would have been like without Beatrix Potter. The author and illustrator's tales of Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bun...

Little Pigs On The Chopping Block

Posted 07.10.2012 | Arts

Art and book collectors alike can delight in the recent sale of a series of original, rare Beatrix Potter illustrations through Sotheby's. Today in Lo...

The Heroes Of Self-Publishing: Authors Who Made History Without A Publisher (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Self-publishing hero Amanda Hocking's extreme success earning her $2 million turns out not to be the only case. The world's literature is filled with ...

Children's Book Publishers Are Playing It Safe In 2010

thebookseller.com | Caroline Horn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The outlook for the children's market this year will be cautious, low risk and very traditional -- despite publishers saying 2009 performed better tha...

These Days It's Dimes That Are a Dime a Dozen

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

As an inveterate stooper-for-pennies, however, I've noticed a recent significant change on the streets of Manhattan. Yes, plenty of pennies are dropped. But just as often nowadays it's dimes that turn up on the pavement.

5 Creative Ways To Pursue Your Passion

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

"Conditions for creativity are to be puzzled; to concentrate; to accept conflict and tension; to be born everyday; to feel a sense of self." Erich F...