Publishing

You've Got To Write Good

Word length, grammar, typeface, first person, who cares? It's like debating shades of white in a paint store.<p>For anyone to notice your words, you've gotta "write good".<p>Obviously, this means it doesn't have to be technically correct (otherwise I'd have said "write well", so please don't email me …

Writing

Want More Readers for Your LinkedIn Articles? Stop Making These 8 Simple Mistakes

These common errors could be sabotaging your LinkedIn articles.<p>Three years ago, I hit publish on my first LinkedIn post. Since then, I've written more than 125 articles on LinkedIn, and I've edited another 200-plus articles. So I've had the chance to observe what works--and what doesn't--on this …

Content Marketing

The Truth About Book Publishing: 3 Stories All Writers Need to Hear

The stories we tell ourselves are like glasses through which we understand the world. They define the field we play on and guide the decisions we …

Storytelling

RIP Robert M. Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

<i>"The truth knocks on the door and you say, ‘Go away, I’m looking for the truth,’ and so it goes away. Puzzling."</i> -- Robert M. Pirsig<p>I was saddened to …

Buddhism

Meet the 13-Year-Old Pakistani Girl on a Mission to Read the World

A year ago, 12-year-old Aisha Esbhani, sitting in her home in Karachi, Pakistan, looked up at her bookshelf and realized that it was filled almost …

Trinidad and Tobago

The Secrets of Writing in Multiple Genres

A look at how indie author Sarah Dalton manages her YA and thriller personas.<p>Sarah Dalton writes young adult novels. She’s earned a following among …

S.E. Hinton on The Outsiders' success: 'It gave me writer's block for four years'

It’s hard to believe, but <i>The Outsiders</i>, the teen tale of greasers and Socs that Francis Ford Coppola made into a memorable 1983 movie, turns 50 this year. We caught up with author S.E. Hinton, who was just a teen herself — 16 — when the book was first published, for her thoughts on the book’s …

Writer's Block

THE OUTSIDERS -- and YA Lit -- at 50: An Interview With SE Hinton

April 24, 1967 marks the official birthdate of young adult literature as we know it. There were, of course, books written for teenagers prior to …

Typography

In Defense of the Bible - eBook

* This product is available for purchase only in certain countries.<p>Other Formats (2)<br>• Others Also Purchased (15)<p>▼▲Other Formats (2)<p>Add To …

Apologetics

The Sweetest Debut: ‘Desperation Road’ Author Michael Farris Smith on Writing His Novel About “Regret, Revenge, and Redemption”

<i>Welcome to The Sweetest Debut, a new and regular installment in which we reach out to debut (or near-debut, we’re flexible!) fiction, poetry and</i> …

Writing

Independent Bookstore Day, a national book party, returns April 29

Image 1of/2<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Some people go on pub crawls. Others might want to consider biking between bookstores.<p>The SF Bicycle Book Tour, a free, …

California

Hollywood writers authorize strike

Hollywood just took a big step closer to shutting down due to a writers’ strike.<p>The membership of the Writers Guild of America have voted to authorize its leadership to order a walkout.<p>This doesn’t mean that a strike <i>will</i> happen, necessarily. It means that WGA leadership can order its entire …

Gambling

Yolanda Hadid's Stunning Book Cover Puts Her Modeling Skills to Good Use

Yolanda Hadid looks super fierce on the cover of her September book release, <i>Believe Me: My Battle with the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease</i>. In …

Bravo TV

Literary Agent News

<b>Reminder:</b> <i>New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Kaitlyn Johnson of Corvisiero Literary Agency) are golden opportunities for new writers</i> …

Sales of Chetan Bhagat’s ‘One Indian Girl’ stopped by injunction, on plagiarism charges

A Bengaluru-based author had sued the writer, claiming that the ‘characters, places and emotional flow’ of his book had been lifted from one of her …

Bollywood

Winners of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Announced, Nikki Giovanni’s Writing Advice, and More | Poets & Writers

Every day <i>Poets & Writers Magazine</i> scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that …

The Arts

Book Review – MOMO FREAKS OUT by Samone Bos

Wanderlust on the Web and Finding a Way Home<p><i>Momo Freaks Out</i> Synopsis :<p>A long time ago, way before Facebook and Instagram, and when no one had even …

Book Reviews

New Literary Agent Alert: Sarah Bedingfield of the Levine, Greenberg, Rostan Literary Agency

<b>Reminder:</b> <i>New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Sarah Bedingfield of the Levine, Greenberg, Rostan Literary Agency) are golden</i> …

Man Booker Prize

Gretchen Carlson To Publish ‘Be Fierce’, Book About Workplace Sexual Harassment

Former Fox News Channel host Gretchen Carlson is penning <i>Be Fierce: Stop Harassment And Take Your Power Back,</i> a book about sexual harassment in the …

Lawsuits

Everything You Need to Know About the Potential TV Writers' Strike

Television executives and television writers -- heck, everyone in the television industry -- are biting their fingernails down to nubs as a new …

TV

“Myriad’s Mission Statement is Quite Simply to Look for New Voices, New Ways of Seeing” – Corinne Pearlman Talks About the Myriad Editions Philosophy

MYRIAD WEEK!<p><i>This week at Broken Frontier we’re celebrating the spirit of Myriad Editions and what better way to start our series of reviews,</i> …

Literary Activism: Writopia Lab

<i>Book Riot is featuring ways to be a literary activist this week. See all the posts here.</i><p>We’ve been highlighting some literary activism here at Book …

Education

People Are Ordering Books on Twitter to Save a Piers Morgan–Trolling Indie Bookstore

In February, in a small shop with bright green walls in North London, a local bookstore proprietor started tweeting the full text of the first Harry …

Piers Morgan

15 Ways To Be A Literary Advocate

<i>Book Riot is featuring ways to be a literary activist this week. See all the posts here.</i><p>You have the power to impact change, especially when it comes …

Libraries

A publisher of one's own: Virginia and Leonard Woolf and the Hogarth Press

A century after the Bloomsbury luminaries took delivery of their own printing equipment, the legacy of their pioneering – and often dramatic – DIY operation lives on<p>“We unpacked it with enormous excitement, finally with Nelly’s help carried it into the drawing room, set it on its stand, and …

Literature

Beyond the Box Score is looking for writers

Beyond the Box Score has existed for nearly 12 years now: Our first post went up on May 2, 2005. Since then, we’ve published 9,313 articles (this is …

Baseball

Today’s Publishing Landscape: Two Generations of Literary Agents Speak Out

Today’s guest post is a literary agent Q&A by Sangeeta Mehta (@sangeeta_editor), a former acquiring editor of children’s books at Little, Brown and …

Writing-Publishing Survival Guide — A Brain Dump of Systems

Writing-Publishing Survival Guide — A Brain Dump of Systems<p><b>Writing-Publishing Survival Guide</b><p>A General Brain-dump <br>of Successful Recipes and</i> …

Why Writing A Book Is The Best Content Strategy You've Never Thought Of

I’ve often been accused of being picky or having high standards. Regardless of whether that’s true (it’s probably true), I feel strongly that a true leader is focused on constant improvement and is always aware that even when he’s established the authority he’s after, there’s usually something more …

Content Marketing

A plea for reviewers – can we open up a dialogue about self-published books?

So I find a lovely-looking review blog. The posts are thoughtful, fair and seriously considered. I look up the review policy and … it says ‘no …

Design