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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.

The Publishing Paradigm Shift: Why Big Publishing Acquisitions Hurt Publishers, Not Authors

Brooke Warner | Posted 06.26.2014 | Books
Brooke Warner

This week, the Big Five just got bigger with the announcement that Hachette Book Group (the fourth largest U.S. publisher) is acquiring Perseus Books Group (the sixth largest U.S. publisher) in a deal that will close next month.

Remember the Future: Hachette and Amazon

Michele Somerville | Posted 06.25.2014 | Books
Michele Somerville

Many fine poets never get paid, but I am a poet who occasionally does get paid, thanks to Amazon. That alone is not a good reason to take the side of Amazon in the current publishing conflict.

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.

Women in Business: Q&A with Tanya Hall, CEO of Greenleaf

Laura Dunn | Posted 06.20.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Tanya drives Greenleaf's growth efforts and fosters a culture built around serving authors. Prior to her current role, Tanya worked directly with Gree...

What I Discovered Is Stunning: The Evangelical World Is Crumbling From Within

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 06.19.2014 | Books
Frank Schaeffer

I was expecting a backlash from the sort of people I'd worked with. I was only half joking when I told my wife Genie, "Pat Robertson will have me killed." Instead I got (literally thousands) of emails thanking me for "telling my story" as many people put it.

Pissed Off at Amazon? How to Help Your Writing Career with the Power of Your Purse

David Henry Sterry | Posted 06.17.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

As Book Doctors we always say that independent bookstores are vital to any unpublished author. Right now, as Amazon is standing over the major publishing house, Hachette, threatening to crush them like a fruit fly, independent booksellers couldn't be more important. Let us explain why.

Women in Business: Q&A with Elke Govertsen, Founder of Mamalode

Laura Dunn | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Elke Govertsen is an entrepreneur and mom. She was raised between Alaska and Montana, with her first business at the age of 16 as a welder. She now publishes mamalode, does creative work, custom publishing, small business coaching, speaking, photography and writing.

Goliath vs. Goliath: Why the Amazon-Hachette Debate Is Really a War Between Traditional and Self-Publishing

Brooke Warner | Posted 06.11.2014 | Books
Brooke Warner

I can't imagine that this divide will never be reconciled, and it's why we can anticipate that the separation between self-publishing and the industry will only get wider and wider.

Why Philly Must Persist in Protesting

Christopher Norris | Posted 06.11.2014 | Education
Christopher Norris

There's a lot at stake when it comes to fairly funding public education, but it seems only the teachers, students and parents are sacrificing -- I've never heard of a stadium being closed because the team didn't make the points or a politician's salary being drastically cut to make ends meet.

A Writer's Defense of Amazon

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 06.10.2014 | Books
Frank Schaeffer

As a mid-level author of more than a dozen books and several best-sellers -- would like to offer. I love Amazon and here's why.

Book Doctors Interview Diana Abu-Jaber on How to Write Literary Commercial Prose

David Henry Sterry | Posted 06.06.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

After three different people recommend the book to us, we always try to read it. This was the case with Birds of Paradise by Diana Abu-Jaber. It's one of those rare books that's literary yet page turning.

Winning At Monopoly

Hugh Howey | Posted 06.05.2014 | Books
Hugh Howey

Is Amazon a disruptor because of its size? Or is its size a result of previously stifled innovation?

12 Tactics To Take Your Blog To The Next Level

Danny Wong | Posted 06.04.2014 | Business
Danny Wong

Though competition for reader mind share is fierce, independent writers still stand a chance of being heard on the grand, global stage. Whether you're a small-time blogger or an established publishing house, here are a few tips well-worth remembering to help you blog smarter.

Jane Yolen, America's Hans Christian Anderson, on Rejection, Reading Out Loud & the Keys to Writing Great Books for Kids

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.28.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

One of the great things about attending a great writer's conference is that you get to bask in the glow, and imbibe the wisdom of, great writers.

The Lies We Tell Black Boys and the Truth They Deserve to Hear

Christopher Norris | Posted 05.28.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

We need to stop teaching our black boys how to survive in a world not designed for them, and instead show them how to design a world that will allow them to thrive as individuals.

Data Driven Marketing for Books

Fauzia Burke | Posted 05.22.2014 | Books
Fauzia Burke

When I started my book marketing career, my boss gave me this advice: "Don't use green covers. Books with green covers don't sell." There was no data behind this statement, it was just part of the collective publishing wisdom then.

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

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.23.2014 | 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.

How Long Does a Novel Take to Write?

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.20.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

I binged this past weekend. Not on reality TV or chocolate or martinis, but on writing. I booked a cheap off-season condo in Maine and wrote 17,822 words.

Is Content Consuming You or Are You Consuming Content?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Are you like me, always trying to carve out time from your day to read blogs, eBooks, whitepapers, attend webinars, watch videos and visit yet another website? Our challenge isn't finding the information, but finding time to read it.

How to Disrupt and Dominate Any Industry

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

One key to entrepreneurship is and always has been disruption. In any market, the potential for a disruptive business is tantamount to guaranteed success.

The Creative Economy's Impact on Innovation

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Soren Petersen

Economies progress through distinct stages as cultures acquire knowledge, skill and experience. The past century has seen a shift from agriculture b...

The Indie Author Manifesto

Mark Coker | Posted 06.25.2014 | Books
Mark Coker

Over the last few years, book publishing has witnessed a dramatic change in attitudes regarding self publishing. Much credit goes to indie ebook authors and the readers that have embraced them.

Sinister Wisdom Receives Leadership Award From Publishing Triangle

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 06.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Julie R. Enszer

Every year The Publishing Triangle recognizes outstanding LGBT books published in the last year and gives two special awards -- a Leadership Award and...

What Compels an Agent to Sign an Author? Q&A With Literary Agents Jeff Kleinman and Michelle Brower (Part III of III)

Heather Hummel | Posted 06.24.2014 | Books
Heather Hummel

"The reality is, it's a brave new world of publishing, and agents are only one part of it."