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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.

My Writing Journey Toward Publishing Continues, Part 4

Carol Hoenig | Posted 10.05.2013 | Books
Carol Hoenig

Recently, I picked up a journal I had begun keeping when I committed to this writing thing and came across this entry from years ago: I had a twinge of uneasiness tonight in regards to Place of Angels. What if I can't sell this one, either? Then what?

Why Books Suck

Michael Levin | Posted 03.10.2013 | Books
Michael Levin

For every 100 forgettable works, there's one by a Robert Caro or a Wade Davis. But you have to ask the question: why do the New York publishers pump out so many books on trivial subjects, or books that shed no new light on the same old issues.

When Bad Books Happen to Good People

Allison Hill | Posted 10.28.2012 | Books
Allison Hill

I admit that for many years I subscribed to the policy that a book, any book, was always better than no book. In recent years though, I have come to believe that it is the dirty little secret of the bookselling world that some books just suck.

Q&A: Gay Fiction Publisher Ken Harrison of Seventh Window

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 10.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

Ken Harrison graciously sat down with me recently to talk about the state of publishing, gay books, and some of Seventh Window's upcoming titles.

Summer's Sizzling Southern Fiction

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 08.05.2012 | Books
Kim Michele Richardson

There is something succulent about the halcyon days of the season that has me craving good Southern fiction. Here are some stellar Southern reads that have plenty of buzz and bite.

Fake Holocaust Memoir:

The Boston Globe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When Misha Defonseca admitted that her best-selling memoir about surviving the Holocaust with the help of wolves was a sham, her publisher thought she...

Susan Lehman Appointed Publisher Of Twelve

The New York Times | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Susan Lehman, a communications executive, editor and lawyer, has been chosen to replace Jonathan Karp as publisher and editor in chief of Twelve, a ti...

Four Reasons a Publisher Will Want Your Memoir

Jennifer Havenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jennifer Havenner

You don't have to trash your memoir material in order to make it into a book, but before you send out that query to publishers, just consider whether your life would be better as fiction.

Something Book Publicists Love to Hear: "Did We Know This Was Coming?"

Laurence Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Laurence Hughes

When a publishing company's publicity department announces that a major media break has occurred, many an editor, publisher, and sales director will exhibit a unique two-stage reaction.

Name My Book (POLL)

Timothy Hallinan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Timothy Hallinan

My publisher has suggested two titles, "The Queen of Patpong" and "The Patpong Girl." I'm still sort of favoring "The Rocks." Please help us settle this by voting for the title you like best.

Books As Art: Steven B. Levine's Wood Works

Baltimore Sun | Dave Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In the latest installment of our art series, here's a look New Jersey artisan Steven B. Levine, who crafts beautiful books from wood. They can have hi...

Quitting For Dummies! by Sarah Palin

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Shannyn Moore

Publisher HarperCollins has announced Sarah Palin's next venture in book makin.' According to them, she is working on a "celebration of American virtues and strengths." Good Lord, you've got to be kidding.

How Many Books Do You Read a Week?

Carole Baron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carole Baron

My only regret sometimes is that I read so many unpublished works that are submitted to me as an editor, that I don't have time to read all the published books that interest me. But I try, how I try...

Laura Hruska Dead: Founder Of Soho Press Dies At 74

mediabistro.com | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Soho Press co-founder and EIC Laura Hruska passed away this weekend at 74-years-old....

10 More Book Publishing Predictions

HarperStudio | Robert Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the e...

Stephanie Meyer, Harry Potter Discovered By Accident: Any Chance You'll Be Next?

Wall Street Journal | Katherine Rosman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In 1991, a book editor at Random House pulled from the heaps of unsolicited manuscripts a novel about a murder that roils a Baltimore suburb. Written ...