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Growing Public Will for Climate Action

Lisa Bennett | Posted 07.10.2014 | Green
Lisa Bennett

It should be no surprise that an issue such as global warming has not yet become a popular cause in America -- despite a quarter-century of talk about it, and the fact that a failure to address it undermines humanity's own self-interest.

What Happened When I Wrote a Best-seller

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 07.02.2014 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

I think what matters is that we've got to continue learning how to pray. The best way to learn is to do it. I wrote Are You Running With Me, Jesus when I was 42 years old. Next June 8 I will be 91. I'm still learning.

David Baldacci's 'Bullseye' Dominates Q1 Kindle Single Best-Seller List

Howard Polskin | Posted 06.24.2014 | Books
Howard Polskin

Bullseye, by David Baldacci, spent the most weeks (eight) in the quarter as the top-selling fiction e-book single, according to Thin Reads research. ...

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of April 19

Digital Book World | Posted 06.23.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

This book jumped 14 spots since last week to take the topmost one.

Top 10 Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of March 8

Digital Book World | Posted 05.12.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

The average price of a best-selling ebook continued its upward climb this week on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List.

Top 10 Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of March 1

Digital Book World | Posted 05.05.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

Veronica Roth's Divergent series still tops the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller lists taking the Number 1 and 2 spots. The popularity of the books is being driven in part by the upcoming Divergent movie, which hits theaters March 21.

The Secret to Writing a Best-selling Novel

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 03.23.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

We know today, some popular writers employ a "formula" such as fast-pacing, short sentences and chapters, and simple language, hoping to achieve success. Would I, as a novelist, seriously consider changing the manner in which I write? The easy answer is: No.

Did Someone Say 'Classic'? Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat Could Not Be Published Today

Peter Mandel | Posted 02.18.2014 | Comedy
Peter Mandel

You may know that Dr. Seuss's real name was Theodor Geisel. But bet you didn't know this: The Cat in the Hat could not be published today. Repeat: It couldn't make the cut.

Opportunities Increasing for Authors in E-Book Single Marketplace

Howard Polskin | Posted 12.09.2013 | Books
Howard Polskin

If there's any gloomy note in the findings for the third quarter, it's the outlook for new fiction in the e-book single marketplace. There appears to be very little appetite from consumers for short fiction from unknown or relatively unknown authors.

Finnish Journalists Launch Prestigious Book Publishing Venture With Just $600

Howard Polskin | Posted 11.03.2013 | Books
Howard Polskin

Long Play's books are prestigious and editorially ambitious. The first e-book single Long Play published was about international soccer corruption in Finnish Lapland.

How to Write a Nonfiction E-Book Single Best-Seller

Howard Polskin | Posted 09.22.2013 | Books
Howard Polskin

From studying the movement of books landing on the list, there are some clear lessons that I've learned. So before you decide to sit down and write your way into a new tax status, pay attention to the advice below.

Advice to New Writers: Go Where the Readers Are (and Why You Cannot Trust the Best Seller List)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 10.10.2012 | Books
Deepak Chopra

As long as the old best-seller system keeps declining, making it much, much harder for new writers to break in, alternatives will have to emerge. The only advice that I can give is self-promotion and going where the readers are.

What's Your Number? Confessions of an 'Amazon Rank'-Obsessive and Soon-to-be 'Author Central' Addict

Nora Zelevansky | Posted 09.15.2012 | Books
Nora Zelevansky

My father-in-law turned to me and asked: "So, what's your number?" I looked back at him blankly. I was so naive in those days (last week). That was when I learned about the Amazon Best Sellers Rank.

What Do Writers Want? Everything.

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.05.2012 | Books
Lev Raphael

Roxane Gay recently pointed out in Salon that all our discussions about whether women writers like best selling Jennifer Weiner don't get enough press...

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

David Tereshchuk | Posted 01.22.2012 | Books
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.

10 Best-Selling Books That Were Originally Rejected

Posted 12.06.2011 | Books

From Flavorwire Anyone who has ever wanted to work in a creative field, be it writing, painting or playing music has been told they’d better deve...

The Week's Hottest Reads: Who Is Number 1?

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 08.31.2011 | Books

-- HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Smokin' Seventeen" by Janet Evanovich (Bantam)...

6 Best Spell-Binding Novels of the Decade: A Magical Literary Tour

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

Books don't have to have wizards to make magic or cast a spell. Over the last decade, these books have haunted and inspired me, made me proud to be a writer, glad to be a reviewer.

Quick Picks and Must Reads

Naazish YarKhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Naazish YarKhan

The holiday season really isn't about relaxing by the fireplace and snuggling into a good book. Nonetheless, if there is a sliver of hope that you'll have some down time, these are the books that you've got to add to your wish list.

Most Anticipated Summer Reading 2010

The Millions | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

2010 has already been a strong year for fiction lovers, with new novels by the likes of Joshua Ferris, Don DeLillo, Ian McEwan, Lionel Shriver, Jennif...

Bestsellers: Publishers Weekly

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "The Overton Window" by Glenn Beck (Threshold Editions)...

Poetry Best Sellers Of 2009

Travis Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Travis Nichols

Every week, the Poetry Foundation compiles information from Nielsen Bookscan and puts together lists of the best selling books of poetry. Here are 2009's best selling books of contemporary poetry:

Not a Simple Price War -- It's a Fight Over What You Get to Read

William Petrocelli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
William Petrocelli

What looks like a simple price war between Amazon, Target, and Walmart over a handful of bestsellers is symptomatic of a much deeper problem in the book business.

Blockbusters and Publishing: The Pareto Principle vs. Netflix

Richard Spilman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Spilman

Rather than continuing to be narrow and blockbuster focused, publishing in the not too distant future will have to broaden its scope.