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Fall Into Reading With These Shiny Apple Picks

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 11.03.2013 | Books
Kim Michele Richardson

Looking for Me draws us into the complexity of finding love, hope and redemption amidst crushing family obstacles. A moving read about finding the jewels amongst the cast-offs of life's heartbreaks.

A Summer Intern's Labor of Love

Lisa Sharkey | Posted 10.30.2013 | College
Lisa Sharkey

As the summer draws to a close and students head back from the workplace to the classroom, what will they take away from a couple of months on the job?

My Writing Journey to Publishing 'Of Little Faith,' Part 6

Carol Hoenig | Posted 10.19.2013 | Books
Carol Hoenig

Unfortunately, though, I began to consider Of Little Faith a first novel that would never be given a chance, and the fire in me to see it get published began to diminish.

Authorship Isn't Just About Writing: The Creation, Production and Promotion of Books for the Marketplace

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 10.14.2013 | Books
Patricia Leavy, PhD

To anyone who spends their days agonizing over their writing and worse yet trying to make it their occupation, the reality of what it means to be an "author" isn't always quite as funny or glamorous.

Khaled Hosseini on Workshops, Editors, and Calling Yourself a Writer

David Henry Sterry | Posted 10.13.2013 | Books
David Henry Sterry

We first met Khaled Hosseini when I joined the San Francisco Writers Workshop. Listening to him read his work week after week, it was clear he was a writer of amazing talent. He has a new book out, And the Mountains Echoed, so we thought we'd pick his brain about the writing life.

Notes on a First Novel

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 10.12.2013 | Books
Kathleen Reardon

Many people have told me they would love to write a novel. Why then have so many of them not done so?

My Writing Journey to Publishing Continues, Part 5

Carol Hoenig | Posted 10.12.2013 | Books
Carol Hoenig

I will always remember that day, not only because of that validating review, but that was the very same day that my job, along with several of my peers, was eliminated at Borders Books.

Jeff Bezos and The Washington Post

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 08.06.2013 | Media
Joe Peyronnin

The paper is at an important crossroads. Should The Washington Post's legacy of editorial independence, investigative journalism, outstanding writing and reporting, and service to the public become the victim of "frugality" and "customer obsessions", the paper will precipitously decline.

Interview With 2013 Acker Award Winner for Fiction, Rami Shamir

Lisa Chau | Posted 10.06.2013 | Books
Lisa Chau

Rami Shamir is the author of Train to Pokipse. A former Zuccotti Park Occupier with Occupy Wall Street, he strives to set an example for a new type of author.

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?

Young Adult, New Adult... Mid-Adult?

S.L. Scott | Posted 10.01.2013 | Books
S.L. Scott

Mid-Adult contains characters that range from the ages of 35 to late 40s. Yes, some might call that middle age, but I prefer Mid-Adult. Middle age sounds more dated and older than these characters, which tend to be vibrant and worldly.

Jesse Coleman and Natasa Lekic: Editors for the New Publishing

Terence Clarke | Posted 09.22.2013 | Books
Terence Clarke

Coleman says, "we thought of founding a small press. But as the industry was evolving so quickly -- and the technology of it -- our ideas of what we could do evolved as well." They decided that they would offer their services primarily to writers who wished to publish themselves.

Dear Mainstream Authors, Stop Bashing Independent Publishing and Get a Clue

LuxEco Living | Posted 09.21.2013 | Books
LuxEco Living

They're like the bullies on the playground. Those snot-nosed, mainstream-published authors who think indie writers are not real artists just because they don't have a traditional book deal.

Zombie Detectives and the Changing Face of Publishing

Phil Simon | Posted 09.15.2013 | Books
Phil Simon

If you're one of the most successful authors in the business, you shouldn't have anything to lose sleep over. Right? Kevin J. Anderson has published ...

Are Book Trailers the Next Big Thing in Publishing?

Scott Alexander Hess | Posted 09.14.2013 | Books
Scott Alexander Hess

Will there be a time when a hot book trailer and easy link to an e-book leads to a mega sales boost? Also, can emerging writers use a trailer to land an agent?

WATCH: Mystical Publishing Miracle -- Gibran's Enduring Legacy

David Tereshchuk | Posted 09.11.2013 | Books
David Tereshchuk

A global publishing phenomenon has long fascinated me. Ranking number three among the world's best-selling poets -- after Shakespeare and Lao Tsu -- is Kahlil Gibran

From Good to Great: What Editors Do for Authors

Karen Dionne | Posted 08.31.2013 | Books
Karen Dionne

In all the talk about self-publishing, one thing you don't often hear discussed is the role of editors. I'm not talking about the editor an author might hire to vet their work prior to publishing it themselves; I'm talking about editors at major publishing houses.

11 Things I Can Tell You Are Wrong About Your Manuscript Without Reading It (Title Shamelessly Borrowed From Sue Grafton at Crimebake)

Ken Atchity | Posted 08.31.2013 | Books
Ken Atchity

You're over-using "and," especially as a sentence connector. Remove it and your work will sound much more dramatic and direct.

A Talk with Scott Pratt

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.26.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

I told my wife, "I think I'm not going to practice law anymore. She said, "Are you crazy?" I said "If this is the way they treat their own, I don't want to be a part of that anymore. She asked what I was going to do, and I showed her The Lincoln Lawyer. I said, "I can do this..."

Irvine Welsh on Elitism, Writing, Drugs and Scottish Football

David Henry Sterry | Posted 08.25.2013 | Books
David Henry Sterry

I first met Irvine Welsh at the Edinburgh Book Festival. I was a huge fan of Trainspotting. And now that the prequel to Trainspotting is out, I thought I would pick his brain about writing, books and Scotland.

Arriving for the Last Night of Camp

Dave Dubin | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Dave Dubin

As someone who attended Camp Kinder Ring when I was younger, I knew what it was like to have camp end, and miss everyone so much that it hurt. You never knew when or if you would ever see them again, and the thought of losing someone forever was the knot you thought would never untie.

Has a New Era of Academic Warfare Arrived?

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 08.12.2013 | College
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

This post was co-authored by Ali Arab, Ph.D., an assistant professor of statistics at Georgetown University. We are living in a global society driven...

Cult Writer John Green Trashes Indie Authors

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.08.2013 | Books
Lev Raphael

John Green's YA novel The Fault in Our Stars is currently #16 at Amazon and the guy is a promotional genius. So how does he use his fame? To attack independent authors and tilt at windmills.

In New York, The Real Vanity Publishers Converge

Michael Levin | Posted 08.05.2013 | Books
Michael Levin

The reality is that bookstores are disappearing. That book readers are finding other things to do with their time and money.

We Appreciate Arrested Development Better Today, But We're Losing Something Else

Danny Groner | Posted 07.26.2013 | Arts
Danny Groner

The Internet has unquestionably reformed how we consume. If only we approached everything with the same curiosity and attention that we give to Arrested Development, that would be a world full of openness, positivity, growth, and education.