Sarah Grace Baker

36 Added | 2 Magazines | 31 Likes | 13 Following | 9 Followers | @sarahgbaker5 | Creative Writing & Publishing Grad Student at Rosemont College.

Confused about how Apple Music and its membership work?

Now that you’ve had a chance to settle in with this new streaming service, you’ve probably formulated some opinions about it: How does the Apple Music memebership work? Does the new Beats 1 Radio live up to your expectations? Is the Connect social network something to write home about?<p>You may be …

Why Are So Many People Snobby About Fantasy Fiction?

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 04.11.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Kazuo …

Facebook & Twitter

On the face of it, an acquisition, whether for patents, talent or anything in between can speak volumes about the direction a company intends to …

Internet Marketing

Medium is encouraging shorter posts with new features

If you find yourself on blogging platform Medium, chances are you’re digging into a long-form piece. According to the team at Medium, that wasn’t the …

Marketing

Distraction techniques: Neil Gaiman’s new book proves you can’t read a short story online

Neil Gaiman’s Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances reminds us that stories demand all our attention.<p><b>Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and</b> …

A Conversation With Writer Colm Tóibín on the ‘Close Imagining’ of Fiction

<i>Jessica Gross | Longreads | February 2015 | 17 minutes (4,283 words)</i><p><i>The Irish writer Colm Tóibín has written eight novels, two books of short</i> …

Books

Literary Hub Is a New Home for Book Lovers

Literary Hub aims to carve out a central online space for books<p>Publishers have faced a vexing question in recent years: As newspapers’ book coverage shrinks and fewer people shop in brick-and-mortar bookstores, how might publishers open a conversation with readers online, without getting lost in …

Books

17 Top Blogging Tools That You Ignore At Your Peril - Jeffbullas's Blog

Admit it, you’ve cursed the blogging game in the past.<p>That’s understandable. Because with all the myriad of tasks involved, it does take a toll on …

Phone fiction spells the end of the professional novelist

Wattpad’s user-generated commercial fiction more than matches traditional publishing and is delivered direct to the smartphone – who needs to pay writers?<p>For a few years in the mid 2000s, I was the young librarian who got sent to schools to convince kids they really did want to read books. The …

Writing

The Future Of Self-Publishing

Last week I had an interesting chat on Twitter with Joe Abercrombie, Tom Standage, Damien Walter, and Sam Missingham about the problems with territory-by-territory releases, windowing and what a monumental amount of work self-publishing is. I suspect most people can agree that publishing books, and …

Ebook Publishing Gets More Difficult From Here: How Indie Authors Can Survive and Thrive

First the good news.<p>For indie (self-published) authors, there's never been a better time to publish an ebook. Thanks to an ever-growing global market for ebooks, your books are a couple clicks away from over one billion potential readers on smart phones, tablets and e-readers.<p>As a self-published …

Writing
Streaming

BookBub – it’s Groupon for ebooks

With its daily ebook bargains, the special-offers site should please voracious readers – particularly romance fans<p>In 2010, the daily deals website Groupon launched a competition to find a person willing to live off nothing but their discount vouchers for a year – in return for $100,000 (£66,000) …

Books

What Does a Freelance Copyeditor and Proofreader Actually Do?

Are You a Writer Looking for Somewhere Cheap to Live? How About a Free House in Detroit?

One of the great perils of being a writer is that it’s very easy to end up totally broke and living in pretty awful circumstances. However, if you’re …

I think it’s crucial for women like us to prove that small fiction presses are viable. More than any criticism about our fandom and fan fiction ties, it’s been the criticism that accuses us of not...

Fanfiction

I Asked Jeff Bezos The Tough Questions — No Profits, The Book Controversies, The Phone Flop — And He Showed Why Amazon Is Such A Huge Success

<b>Henry Blodget:</b> Let's jump right in. What the hell happened with the Fire phone?<p><b>Jeff Bezos:</b> First of all, it's really early. We've had a lot of things we've had to iterate on at Amazon. You may remember something called Auctions that didn't work out very well. Z Shops morphed out of that. Then we …

Bill Gates

Marginalia’s moment: Philip Roth, Don DeLillo and the joys of writing in books

It’s time to stop fetishizing books as sacred objects and start happily defacing them<p>Marginalia is having a moment. While many people consider it sacrilege to write -- whether with pencil or pen -- in the blank spots on the pages of a print book, there are also those who celebrate the practice. A …

How fairytales grew up

With Hollywood spending millions on new versions of age-old characters, from Frozen’s Snow Queen to Cinderella, fairytales are more popular than ever. But they’ve had to adapt, with lots of dark twists and no more sweet, biddable girls<p>“Forget villain,” the producers of <i>Frozen</i> declared when …

How to Start Blogging: A Definitive Guide for Authors

Photo credit: M i x y via Visual hunt / CC BY-NC-SA<p>This will be a strange way to begin a guide to blogging, but I want to save you time, trouble, and …

8 Ways to Outline a Novel

There are countless ways to outline a novel. Ultimately, the "right way to outline" is whatever way works best for you.To give you a few options to …