Publishing

Scammy science: 40 journals appointed a fake person as editor

Bogus, predatory journals fell for a sting operation.<p>Anna O. Szust is not a real person. She is, literally, a fraud: <i>oszust</i> means “fraud” in Polish. …

Research

So, You Wanna Be A Professional Writer? Some Considerations!

What you write, how you write, what prose comes oozing out of your finger pores — I can offer suggestions there, sure, but craft and art are fiddly, …

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Book Promotion Brilliance: The Great Unboxing Video

An Ingenious Book Promotion Model<p>Book promotion brilliance is my phrase for great marketing ideas that I sometimes come across. Often, my encounter with these unexpectedly fresh, new ideas hits me suddenly and powerfully. I stumbled across one such brilliant book publicity example this morning …

The Huffington Post

Amazon Pulls Castalia House Book for Ripping Off John Scalzi Cover [Updated]

Amazon blocked sales for <i>The Corroding Empire</i>, a scifi book from Vox Day’s conservative publishing company Castalia House, because the cover bore an …

Cool Stuff

Writing through the Soggy, Infuriating, Anxiety-Inducing Middle

I’ve just blasted through the first act of my new work in progress. It was like falling in love again, my passion ablaze for this new subject and new …

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How To Be Your Own Best Seller

Authoroid Chuck Barris engages his ego in a grand promotion.<p><i>From the December 1974 issue</i><p>Chuck Barris can't quite believe what he has just heard. It's one morning last spring; Barris and Budd Granoff have just come out of a meeting with Larry Freundlich, editor in chief of Harper's Magazine Press …

Esquire

One Quick Writing Tip to Help Readers Connect With Your Characters

Today, I have an unusual writing tip for you.<p>See if these sound familiar:<p><i>A hand passed through my hair.</i>• <i><br>A foot slid past the puddle.</i>• <i><br>Her eyes flew</i> …

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2 Years to Get a Humanities Essay Published? Not Anymore

2 Years to Get a Humanities Essay Published? Not Anymore<p>Online journal Hybrid Pedagogy boasts stratospheric acceptance rates, a collaborative …

PCMag

Book Review: Modern Monetary Theory And European Macroeconomics

Dirk H. Ehnts, a lecturer in economics at Bard College, Berlin, has written <i>Modern Monetary Theory and European Macroeconomics</i>. The book acts an …

Seeking Alpha

What I've Learned About Publishing A Serial On Niume

So, a couple days ago, I thought I had come across a neat idea: publishing a serial story on Niume the same way one would on Wattpad. It was a great …

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Poets & Writers Theater | Poets & Writers

“The thing when you write about pop culture—especially pop culture that you’re interested in—that you have to avoid, is just saying ‘isn’t this …

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The BooksGoSocial Quality Mark

I wanted the BooksGoSocial Quality Mark because the first hurdle <i>any</i> author must leap is basic credibility. No matter how many times I read my …

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These 6 female celeb book clubs are definitely worth writing home about

Been thinking of joining a book club lately, but don’t have a clue where to begin? Well, thanks to the ol’ world wide web, linking up with …

Hello Giggles

De Gruyter sponsors Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

De Gruyter has announced that it is providing sponsorship for the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) to celebrate the launch of the De Gruyter …

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Sting Operation Reveals Science's Insane Fake News Problem

If someone applied to a top position at a company, you’d hope a hiring manager would at least Google the applicant to ensure they’re qualified. A …

Gizmodo

Publishing To See Continued Declines In Ad Revs

by ,<p>Advertising revenue for the U.S. newspaper and magazine industry will continue to decline, per a negative forecast from rating company Moody’s …

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Remembering Robert Silvers: An Interview from the Archives

<i>Robert Silvers, the founding editor of the</i> New York Review of Books<i>, died on Monday, March 20, 2017. He was 87 and had edited the</i> Review<i> for 54</i> …

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How celebrity deals are shutting children's authors out of their own trade

As Frank Lampard, George Galloway and Cara Delevingne land big-money book deals, established writers look on from the fringes – or turn away altogether<p>Another day, another celebrity announces they are to “pen” a children’s book. Already this week, Jamie Lee Curtis has announced a “selfie-themed” …

The Guardian

Science sting exposes how corrupt some journal publishers are

The Watchdogs<p>S<p>pring break season is here, and, like a lot of beachgoers, science too is suffering some stings — albeit not of the jellyfish kind.<p>In …

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Famous Authors Who Died Before They Were Famous

If you look up J.K Rowling in an internet search, you don’t have to dig too deep before you learn she is the first billionaire author. Now that’s …

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How Solo And Small Law Can Self-Publish To New Audiences Without A Blog

Are personal blogs the best outlet for smalls and solos? Sometimes... but there are other options.

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Writing a Book is Not as Difficult as You Think. This 5-Step Roadmap is Your Key to Success

Publisher Keith Leon reveals the simple steps you can take to get your ideas out of your head and onto the page<p>"Everybody does have a book in them, but in most cases that's where it should stay." - Christopher Hitchens (maybe)<p>There are several variations of that quote and some dispute as to who …

Inc. Magazine

Sci-fi author John Scalzi on the future of publishing: ‘I aspire to be a cockroach’

The author of Old Man’s War and The Collapsing Empire lays out his plan for his 10-year book contract, and the future of science fiction publishing<p>Two years ago, author John Scalzi signed a $3.4 million deal with leading science fiction and fantasy publisher Tor Books to publish 13 novels over the …

The Verge

We visited Amazon's first neighborhood bookstore and saw how it could change the industry for good

In case you missed it, Amazon.com, the world's largest online bookseller, has been opening brick-and-mortar stores over the past few years, with the newest opening this week in Chicago's upscale Lakeview neighborhood.<p><b>Part bookstore, part electronics store, part coffee shop, the Chicago location is</b> …

Business Insider

5 Reasons Fellow Writers Are Essential to Your Writing Life

We writers are often advised to “find our tribe,” to reach out, to network, to put ourselves out there. But I sometimes get the sense that many …

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12 Online Editing and Proofreading Tools Content Writers Should Know About

If you've got great ideas to share, but your content is riddled with errors, you could lose the trust of your readers and your credibility. Get …

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Fifteen Literary Journals That Respond Within A Month

Submitting to journals with a quick response time is one of the best ways to stay motivated, not in terms of writing, but in terms of submitting. …

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'Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life' (book review)

<b>Published by The Minimalists in 2016, this book focuses on Five Values that, surprisingly, have nothing to do with material possessions.</b><p>When I first …

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Bullet Journal for Books

If you’re reading this, I can only assume that you read all the time and finish stacks and stacks of books each year. Unfortunately, if you’re …

Productivity

How to Land an Agent for a Self-Published Book

One of the most frequent questions in my inbox is: “I’ve self-published, but now I want an agent. How do I get one?” Usually the writer wants an …

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