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

David Henry Sterry | Posted 07.07.2014 | 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.

Peter Reynolds, Picture Book Master, Talks to The Book Doctors about Books, Kids, Writing, Twins and How to Get Published Successfully

David Henry Sterry | Posted 06.24.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

We met Peter Reynolds at the New England Society for Children Book Writers and Illustrators Conference, when he gave one of the best talks we ever heard.

How to Be a Successful Writer: A Bookstore Owner Gives the Inside Skinny

David Henry Sterry | Posted 07.22.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

It's such a beautiful, little, Brooklyn, exquisitely-curated indie that fits in perfectly with its neighborhood -- exactly the kind of bookstore alleged 'publishing pundits' like to scream is dying.

Creating the Bat #9: Dave Taylor

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 03.04.2014 | Books
Marc N. Kleinhenz

Dave Taylor is a British illustrator who's seen more than his fair share of projects -- and his roles on them -- over the years. Taylor, however, is arguably best known for his work on Batman.

The Best of the Best Books Lists

Carole DeSanti | Posted 03.02.2014 | Books
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.

Creating the Bat #8: Scott Peterson, Part II

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 02.22.2014 | Books
Marc N. Kleinhenz

"Creating the Bat" takes just a short peek into this never-ending process, asking five quick questions to the creators who have helped to make the Batman what he is today.

Creating the Bat #7: Scott Peterson, Part I

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 02.18.2014 | Books
Marc N. Kleinhenz

Scott Peterson joined DC Comics as the assistant to Batman Group Editor Denny O'Neil in 1991. Peterson quickly established himself as a capable and knowledgeable overseer and was rewarded by being promoted to an editor in his own right.

Bad Math: Rationalization in Fiction

Harrison Demchick | Posted 02.08.2014 | Books
Harrison Demchick

I call this 2 + 2 = 5: a writer's tendency to insist upon something that isn't true. In reality, two plus two does not equal five. Two plus two will never equal five.

Dear Author: I Love It, Now Change It

Maryka Biaggio | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Maryka Biaggio

I know that unpublished writers can hardly wait for the privilege of finding an editor who will love and caress their baby. But, believe me, it's not one big joy ride. A good editor -- I mean, a really good editor -- will make you suffer.

Techniques and Tension in Breaking Bad

Harrison Demchick | Posted 11.26.2013 | Books
Harrison Demchick

I have been arguing for some time now that any writer who wants to learn about the art of developing tension in a manuscript would do well to watch, and learn from, AMC's Breaking Bad.

HuffPost Hawaii: 'Keep an Eye on NSA, Military'

Jon Letman | Posted 11.17.2013 | Hawaii
Jon Letman

On the day HuffPost Hawaii launched, I had the chance to sit down briefly -- nine minutes, to be exact -- with Honolulu Civil Beat publisher and CEO P...

The Low-Down on Fashion Week

Zoe Malliaros | Posted 11.09.2013 | Style
Zoe Malliaros

Sure, NYFW has its token snobs and elitist Upper East Siders, but there are important businesspeople, editors-in-chief, bloggers, columnists, PR personnel and photographers.

The Right Way to Work With Freelance Copywriters

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 11.05.2013 | Business
MaryEllen Tribby

I've spent over 25 years in the marketing world. My marketing campaigns have spanned every marketing channel -- from television to direct mail... e-mail to radio... telemarketing to Internet... and beyond.

Tegan Tigani, Kid's Book Buyer: How to Successfully Publish Your Children's Book

David Henry Sterry | Posted 08.13.2013 | Books
David Henry Sterry

We first met Tegan Tigani a few years ago while we were on tour in Seattle. She was so excited to give us the grand tour of her kingdom: the Queen Anne Book Company kids section, where she is the book buyer.

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Founder Chris Baty on Writing, Writers, Doing & Dreaming

David Henry Sterry | Posted 06.24.2013 | Books
David Henry Sterry

We watched as he built this strange, beautiful community of lunatics and dreamers who, every November, write a 50,000 word book in 30 days. NaNoWriMo, as it's called, now has hundreds of thousands of participants all over the world, writing writing writing.

The Playboy of Architecture (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 06.15.2013 | Arts
Crane.tv

With a name like PIN-UP, it comes as little surprise that this publication is sexing up its chosen industry. But a quick flick-through soon uncovers ...

Unlucky '13: 10 Predictions of How It's Gonna Get Worse for New York Publishers in the Coming Year

Michael Levin | Posted 03.02.2013 | Books
Michael Levin

Maybe the Mayans had the American publishing industry in mind when their calendar conked out. If you thought 2012 was a bad year for traditional book publishing, and it was, you'll be nostalgic for it by the end of 2013.

Resubmitting Poetry And Short Prose To Lit Mags

Posted 12.26.2012 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: Why Resubmit Your Work? There are multiple circumstances that make it worth your while to resubmit a piece to a lite...

Black Girl Crush Series, Part 4: Shala Monroque

Marjon Rebecca Carlos | Posted 11.24.2012 | Black Voices
Marjon Rebecca Carlos

Declared the "muse of a generation" in 2011 by New York Magazine and the moment's "It Girl" by Town & Country, the St. Lucian editor and writer has dazzled the international art and fashion crowds with a signature flare and statement-making approach to dress.

Gregory Beyer

Death Becomes Them: The Imperfect Art of Posthumous Publishing

HuffingtonPost.com | Gregory Beyer | Posted 06.21.2011 | Books

When an author dies, what happens to his unfinished manuscripts? From Max Brod’s famous refusal to burn the papers left behind by his friend Franz K...

Stop Kvetching. Self-Publishing Is Here To Stay -- And Vaulting Ahead

Bernard Starr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bernard Starr

Yes, there's lots of junk among self-published titles. Let's be honest though. Traditional publishing also releases a lot of pollution.

A Dual Oscar Nominee, Toy Story 3's Director Muses on Childhood and the Future

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Though Toy Story 3's lead director Lee Unkrich acknowledges "the technology has gotten better" in the 15 years he's spent at Pixar, what's really "advanced is the artistry of the people at the studio."

Jackie O's Other Life: As Book Editor

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — When most of us think of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, we think back to the perfectly coifed first lady of the early `60s in a stylish ...

Writer Wednesday: 6 Ways To Turn Acceptances Into Rejections (PHOTOS)

Writer's Relief | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

From Writer's Relief: After years and years of watching our client list receive hundreds of acceptances per cycle, the staff of Writer's Relief fin...

Sean Penn To Play Editor Max Perkins In 'Genius'?

The Hollywood Reporter | Borys Kit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Genius," the story of literary editor Max Perkins, is getting another shot at the screen. Bill Pohlad, the producer-financier behind River Road Ente...