Publishing

5 beliefs that held me back when I first started freelance writing

Though we commonly see writing as a lonely pursuit meant for introverts, it would be a mistake to undervalue how much writers need community. Yes, …

Writing

What Happens After Your Book Gets Published? Five Tips For Aspiring Novelists

@Mark Osborne<p>Anyone who's ever dreamed of writing a novel knows that the ultimate goal is not <i>really</i> getting an agent, or even getting a publisher. It's seeing your book on the shelf; that final moment of glorious validation, satisfaction and triumph that all the days/months/years/printer cartridges …

Book Publishing

Milo Yiannopoulos: Publishers debate 'radioactive' book's future

Milo Yiannopoulos lost his lucrative book deal. But will <i>Dangerous</i> somehow see the light of day anyway?<p>The publishing industry is abuzz about Simon & Schuster dumping Yiannopoulos’ upcoming title from its Threshold imprint following the self-styled provocateur’s much-condemned comments about …

Simon & Schuster

It happened to me: I got to talk to Cat Marnell about her debut novel, “How to Murder Your Life”

<i>How to Murder Your Life</i> is not actually a how-to. Rather, it’s a how not-to.<p>In Cat Marnell’s debut memoir, she writes about her addiction, where it …

Candy Corn

Growing Adoption of e-Books to Boost the Global Content Publishing Market Through 2021, Says Technavio - Press Release

LONDON--(Business Wire)--The<b>global content publishing market</b> is expected to generate revenue of more than USD 391 billion by 2021, according to …

Citizen Journalism

Ebook Piracy = Sell More Books

Learn How to Sell More Books<p>Get my 7-day course on how to connect with readers, build your platform, and <b>sell more books</b>.<p>Get Free Access Now<p>Just let …

Book Publishing

Milo Yiannopoulos' book was cancelled. What's next?

Milo Yiannopoulos’ book was cancelled Monday. But that doesn’t mean it won’t be published.<p>Simon & Schuster took the unusual step of cancelling publication of “Dangerous,” by right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, after a video surfaced that showed the Breitbart editor appearing to defend sex …

Lifestyle

Publishers who never wanted to publish Milo Yiannopoulos’ book are having a field day right now

After months spent defending him, publisher Simon & Schuster finally aborted its plans to put out former alt-right hero Milo Yiannopoulos’ new book</i> …

Milo Yiannopoulos

Rewriting – A Checklist for Authors

<b>30 questions to ask when you’re rewriting your novel</b><p>Are you about to edit your book? You may enjoy these useful posts:<p>An Editing Checklist For …

Inspiring Latina: Meet Noëlle Santos, An Afro-Boricua Campaigning for the Only Bookstore In the Bronx

<b>Noelle Santos</b> is determined to bring her dual purposed vision of an indie bookstore and wine bar, ingeniously named The Lit. Bar, to the Bronx, a New York borough without one single bookstore. “Lit like literature. Lit like drunk. Lit with passion to kill stigmas overdue to be debunked,” she says …

Barnes & Noble

What Motivational Books Do You Actually Swear By?

So we can cut through the bullcrap of cheesy “just believe in yourself” books.<p>Have you ever picked up a book expecting to be ~enlightened and inspired~, but instead, just shook your head and said:<p>Whether the author uses cringe-inducing language or it seems like their advice seems too far-removed, …

Walt Disney Studios

Tom Hanks is so obsessed with typewriters, he wrote a whole book inspired by them

Leave it to the lovable Tom Hanks to make typewriters interesting. The beloved entertainer, who happily calls himself “America’s dad,” will soon …

Tom Hanks

Novel Feedback: Five Authors Share Their Experiences

Writing your first novel is simultaneously thrilling and terrifying, and sharing your work with someone can give even the calmest writer awaiting feedback sweaty palms and the odd panic attack in Cafè Nero. So I asked the advice of five authors who have successfully nursed their novel through first …

Some Thoughts on the Venue for “The Next Big Dystopian Novel”

In a recent NPR interview, Margaret Atwood speculated that the next dystopian novel to capture our attention won’t be a novel as we think of them …

Margaret Atwood

Is There a Radio Show in Your Midst?

Radio has always been my favorite way to be interviewed for my books and expertise. It’s usually live; more time than a TV slot; and it’s ideal to …

Book Publishing

The Sweetest Debut: Lilliam Rivera on Bowie, Star Wars, and Trying to Stay Calm Post-Trump

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

Tom Hanks' typewriter obsession evolves into a book of short stories | Books

Hanks' book features 17 stories, each having to do with a different typewriter. Hanks owns more than 100 typewriters.<p>In a release, Mehta said the …

Tom Hanks

Complete Guide On How to Write a Perfect Dissertation

Here’s the thing about dissertation writing. Ph.D. students have never written one before, they know that it is a huge undertaking, they begin with …

Research

Yiannopoulos Book Deal Canceled, Lost Whitman Novel, 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 …

Poetry

Obverse Books Releases New ‘Who’ Non-Fiction

Obverse Books<p>There’s something for every Whovian among this month’s new non-fiction releases from Obverse Books.<p>The Edinburgh-based publisher is best …

Geek

Tom Hanks’ Book Of Short Stories Gets Fall Release Date

Tom Hanks, who penned the screenplay for his next movie <i>Greyhound</i>, is also getting into the publishing game. His first book, <i>Uncommon Type: Some …

Movies

Imagine Me Gone, by Adam Haslett, 2016 National Book Award Longlist, Fiction

2016 National Book Award Longlist, Fiction<p><b>Adam Haslett</b><p><b>Imagine Me Gone</b><p>(Little, Brown and Company/Hachette Book Group)<p>ISBN: 978-0316261357<p><i>National Book</i> …

Literature

Magic Tree House author Mary Pope Osborne on the books' 25th anniversary

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the iconic <i>Magic Tree House</i> books. The beloved children’s book series, written by Mary Pope Osborne, follows siblings Jack and Annie as they discover a magic tree house filled with books about subjects like Vikings and volcanoes that transport them to …

A Vision of the Past

Months after Tom King and Gabriel Walta wrapped their critically-acclaimed run on VISION, Marvel Comics will be releasing a Director’s Cut edition to …

Marvel Comics

Here’s How Writers Are Reacting To Milo Yiannopoulous’ Book Being Canceled

Yiannopoulous’ publisher, Simon & Schuster, canceled his book deal after he was accused of defending pedophilia.<p>On Monday, many writers took to social media to express their feelings about Simon & Schuster’s decision to cancel Milo Yiannopoulous’ book after he was accused of defending …

Bigotry

Life Is Too Short. Not Every Book Is Meant To Be Finished. Learn About This Rule

Many people think that once we buy a book, we should finish reading it. When we can’t, we feel kind of guilty. And that unfinished task would stay in …

Book Publishing

Indie Authors, Don’t Get Scammed

Most of my posts at Indies Unlimited are tutorials, how-tos on multiple aspects of publishing I hope to help both beginning and more experienced …

Why Your Organization Needs a Writing Center

When you think of great writers, you probably don’t think of bankers.<p>But this is the story of how a group of bank examiners at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, one of 12 banks in the U.S.’s Federal Reserve System, dramatically improved the clarity and impact of their written reports.<p>The …

Harvard Business Review

The State of Development Journals 2017: Quality, Acceptance Rates, and Review Times

I recently became a co-editor at the World Bank Economic Review, and was surprised to learn how low the acceptance rate is for submitted papers. The …

Research

The Ladybird phenomenon: the publishing craze that just won't go away

The Books for Grown Ups series is worth nearly £30m – so it’s no wonder that retro books for ‘kids’ have spread to other publishers. Now, serious subjects are getting the toilet-book treatment, too<p>In 1971, a book about the computer was published under the children’s imprint Ladybird as part of a …

Quantum Mechanics