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New Kids’ and YA Books: Week of February 13, 2017

Hitting shelves next week are a picture book about chaos and the common cold, a motivating middle grade book in prose, and a nonfiction YA title that …

10 Creative Exercises That Will Help You Improve Your Writing

Mention <i>improv</i> to a writer and chances are he’ll turn whiter than a whipped cream hat on a snowman. Most people who put pen to paper think of improv …

21 Books Called The Next Harry Potter

<i>While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of our favorite posts from the last several</i> …

Books

10 Business Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2017

Bill Gates recently released his favorite books of 2016. Claiming he averages about one book a week, the billionaire business magnate says reading is …

Business Writing Tips That Add Impact

Writing is a fact of business and life. From the “LOL” Tweet or Facebook post to the 52-page business report, we all seek to create writing that is …

Creative Writing

25 Picture Books That Promote Empathy and Respect

I had a lot of trouble writing this intro; there is at once so much and so little I feel like saying. A lot of people on the internet are voicing …

Books

We couldn't be happier with this year's finalists. A heartfelt congrats to @repjohnlewis & MARCH #3, this year's winner! #NationalBookAwards https://t.co/acqNL0dnHQ

29 YA Books About Mental Health That Actually Nail It

From brutally honest to shockingly hilarious, these books get it.<p><i>Note: Responses have been edited for length or clarity.</i><p>For even more suggestions, check out the comments on the original post.

Mental Health

Guest Post: Top Websites To Use When Teaching Writing.

It’s that time of the year again when I go through my bookmarks and Diigo lists and try to choose websites I like when teaching writing: this …

How author Robert Muchamore got boys reading again

A year or so ago the prison guards at Werrington Young Offenders’ Institution started hearing a new name circulating on the wings. Through snatched conversations between the inmates they could only make out the word “Cherub” and presumed with the weariness of experience that it was simply another …

Digital Skills You Need to Master to Become an Entrepreneur

Not everyone is destined to become the next Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk, but applying an entrepreneurial mindset to your work can work …

Project Management

The Writer's Guide to Advances and Royalties

While I’ve been writing my upcoming novella, THESE SAVAGE BONES, I’ve been doing a lot of research on traditional vs. self publishing lately. …

Online tools and apps that will help you revise your writing

Hiring an editor is an important step in publishing a book-length manuscript. And now BookBaby offers an affordable editing service for authors. But …

An Editing Checklist For Writers

Are you thinking about editing your own copy?<p>At Writers Write, we give our students a Rewriting Checklist as part of our Writers Write course. This …

Sample Business Plan Excel

#business plan format<p><b>Business plan template 7 download free documents in pdf sample</b> Business Plan Template 7 Download Free Documents In Pdf Sample …

How to Stop Giving a F@$% What People Think

<i>Sean Kim is an entrepreneur, new-born writer, and striving life-hacker. He was recognized as one of Canada’s Next 36 leaders, and is the the cofounder of Needle. This post originally appeared on Sean’s Medium blog on entrepreneurship and personal development.</i><p><i>This article was inspired by the work of</i> …

Mastering The Balance Sheet Can Make Or Break A Startup

When I see something happen again and again in Silicon Valley, I use the phrase “Prevailing Pattern of Practice in the Valley” to describe it. When things work well here, they get copied broadly.<p>Over the last twenty years, recruiters and VCs have actively turned to VPs of Marketing and VP/GMs in …

5 Mentalities You Need to Raise Money

Fundraising is no walk in the park. You have to mentally prepare yourself for a period of extremes.<p>Raising money is hard. I can honestly tell you, it's been the hardest part of my journey as an entrepreneur. Your chances of raising money from any given VC fund are less than 0.5 percent.<p>So you need …

Steve Blank Warns Against This Common Pricing Mistake | Inc.com

50 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs

For entrepreneurs, time is especially precious. Every wasted minute is a lost opportunity for networking, growing the business, and of course making money.<p>There are many websites out there that can help entrepreneurs grow a bigger, better business--but there are many more time-suck websites. How …

Your Startup's Pitch Needs Only These 10 Slides

Guy Kawasaki shares the layout for a perfect pitch.<p>Pitching your startup to investors just might be the most nerve-wracking aspect of starting your new business -- well, besides the prospect of losing your shirt.<p>I get it. The last thing you want to do when you're sleep-deprived and edgy and …

How To Set Up Your Business

So you are ready to take your idea and turn it into a business. Congratulations! Taking that step requires real courage so well done for being so …

Small Business

How We Turned A Fun Idea Into A 6 Figure Business In Just 1 Year

by <b>Maxwell Finn</b> on September <b>14, 2016</b><p><b>UPDATE: This post has gone viral so we want to give every reader 15% off their first order as a special thank you!</b> …

9 Benefits Of Reading With Your Kid, According To Science

If you're the parent of a young child, chances are you spend a lot of time reading to them. After all, it's fun to cuddle up with your little one for …

Let Kids Read Whatever They Want to Read

When I started reading with my newborn daughter, I discovered the joy of trading kid’s book recommendations. But I always include a disclaimer: It …

Tough times out there? Here’s why reading with your kids is more important now than ever.

By Amy Joyce<p>, Writer/editor<p>Author Kate DiCamillo was in Orlando not long after the Pulse Nightclub shooting, when a teacher came up to her in a book signing line. “I didn’t know what to do, so I gathered the kids together and I read aloud to them,” she told DiCamillo. She read the children …

Parenting

Indie Booksellers: Book Clubs Are for Children Too

Most of the five million Americans whom the <i>New York Times</i> recently estimated as belonging to at least one book club are adults wishing to mix reading …

How Hard Is It To Make Your Own Children’s Book? Reader, We Tried.

No one doubts that some children’s books are great. But it’s the kind of greatness that often looks so intuitive, so breezy and slight, that it can …