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What Sensitivity Readers Actually Do
Sensitivity readers say to the author, “We exist too, and we ought to exist on our terms.”
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Bill O’Reilly's Book Publisher Says It Will Continue To Support Him
The former Fox News host still has a platform.
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The Most Clichéd And Most Exclamation-Prone Authors, By The Numbers
A statistician ran the analysis on popular and classic books, and the results are in.
Remembering Phyllis Tickle: As Prophet and Portable Pastor
Jon M. Sweeney
Author of Inventing Hell, The Pope Who Quit, The Enthusiast
Phyllis Tickle would have been 82 on March 12. Instead, we are almost six months out from the day she died at home in Tennessee
Phyllis Tickle: A Personal Reflection
WJA Power Chair of Old Testament at Southern Methodist Univers...
Phyllis Tickle died in her sleep this week, after four months of living with cancer. Phyllis is known to the publishing world as a powerhouse.
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Phyllis Tickle Dead: Beloved Religion Writer Dies At 81
The author died peacefully in her sleep, according to her family.
From Homelessness to Cirque du Soleil
Author of Acrobaddict, Cirque du Soleil acrobat, contortionist...
I had been struggling with heroin addiction for nine years and tried everything to get clean. I was barely keeping a job and frequently going to twelve-step meetings, but I could not stop using heroin because every time I did, I would end up with terrible physical withdrawal.
Suffering Doubts About Your Writing? Four Time-Tested Tips to Help You in Your Darkest Hours
Journalist, Novelist, and Ghostwriter
1. Work with Your Hands: There is something satisfying about handiwork, because you can see the physical results of your labor. Whether you're baking bread, knitting a scarf, or weeding your garden, making something with your hands can set your mind on fire.
The Bad Review (Of My Own Book) That Made Me Laugh
Author, Reviewer, Blogger
This nimrod didn't compare my adult thriller to any other book in my Nick Hoffman mystery series, but wholly inappropriately compared it to a children's self-help book. And reached a conclusion 100% at odds with what actually happens in the novel and what it means.
To Review or Not?
Novelist, psychiatrist, physician
Should your review be a means by which you demonstrate snarky, scathing wit or sarcasm? In other words, is your review a put-down, stand-up routine? Is it a vitriolic screed? If so, you should not review the book.
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Can Guys Write Romance Novels?
Novelist/Screenwriter Co-author of "Blue Streak."
Hoping to cash in on the insanely lucrative market for romance novels, I decided to write one with my friend, Barry Golson. Granted, the genre is dominated by women, but so what? How hard could it be?
Best New Books For The Week Of October 21, 2013
First published in Publishers Weekly: This week, Donna Tartt, Dan Simmons, and Bush and Cheney in the White House. Plus: Philip
Best New Books For The Week Of October 7, 2013
First published in Publishers Weekly: This week, why it's normal to be a perv, retelling "Pride & Prejudice," and the best
Best New Books For The Week Of September 30, 2013
First published in Publishers Weekly: This week: new Elizabeth Gilbert, new Jeanette Winterson, new Jeffrey Deaver. Plus
Best New Books For The Week Of September 23, 2013
First published in Publishers Weekly: This week, new Stephen King, new Jhumpa Lahiri, new Julian Barnes. Plus: fairy tales
Best New Books For The Week Of September 16, 2013
First published in Publishers Weekly: This week: new Thomas Pynchon, new Eric Schlosser, and a song that will save your life
Best New Books For The Week Of September 9, 2013
First published in Publishers Weekly: This week, Suzanne Collins's picture book, Paul Harding's second novel, and Jonathan
Best New Books For The Week Of September 2, 2013
First published in Publishers Weekly: This week: new Margaret Atwood, new J. M. Coetzee, new Daniel Woodrell. Also, a must
Publishers Weekly: Best New Books For The Week Of August 26, 2013
First published in Publishers Weekly: This week, the dead return to life, blood-pumping episodes of derring-do and heroism
PW Picks: Best New Books For The Week Of August 19, 2013
First published in Publishers Weekly: This week, the newest from the author of Schindler's List, the letters of an underrated
Publishers Weekly: Best New Books For The Week Of August 12, 2013
First published in Publishers Weekly: This week, 2013's most detestable narrator, the wonderful new Javiar Marías novel, and
Publisher Weekly's First E-Book Single Lands on Best-Seller List
CEO and Editor in Chief, Thin Reads
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about the behind-the-scenes pricing battles for e-books has become one of the surprise nonfiction best sellers for the week of June 23.
An Author's Guide to Publishing
Brenda Peterson Books
After publishing 17 books traditionally -- from Knopf to Penguin to W.W. Norton -- I decided to explore what my New York literary agent calls "the great experiment" of indie publication. Even for a technophile, indie publishing was a high learning curve.
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