Publishing

Writing Insights Part One: Becoming a Writer - The Wayfinder - Hugh C. Howey

Posted on Aug 20, 2017 | Writing<p>I started writing my first novel when I was twelve years old. I was thirty-three when I completed my first rough …

Authors

10 Literary Blogs You Should Be Reading

Book news travels via word-of-mouth in New York and, more often than not, the internet is where writers, publishers, and—above all—readers compile …

Culture

J.K. Rowling Shuts Down Mansplainer Who Told An Author That She Didn't Actually Write A Book

It's no secret that J.K. Rowling is a total badass both in real life and on Twitter. And as someone who frequently uses her platform to address the issue of sexism, it's no surprise that she was quick to shut down a mansplainer who told a female author that she didn't <i>really</i> write a book.<p>When …

Celebrity News

Massive Boston Protest Drowns Out Conservative Rally

White Supremacists

'A dream come true': what the Miles Franklin award means to writers

Winning the prize will mean more than $60,000 for the five first-time nominees. It will mean tranformative sales and recognition<p>In a literary landscape increasingly dotted with prizes, the Miles Franklin is still Australia’s premier literary award.<p>It’s an honour that has transformed the fortunes of …

Books

How many copies must a book sell to be a bestseller in India (and why are there so many lists?)

The truth is that there is no one accurate estimate of the sales of a book.<p>If you’re a reader, you’ll have noticed that in India, there isn’t a clear …

Washing Machines

The Three Step Formula for Building an Author Platform

Every author’s online platform is his or her biggest asset, and creating one is vitally important for your long-term success. However, there have …

Viral Marketing

My Great White Whale: Searching for THE GOOD HOUSE by Tananarive Due

When I want to purchase a book, I make life difficult for myself. I don’t hop onto Amazon and order it with Prime shipping. I don’t call my local …

Barnes & Noble

Publisher admits and defends censoring gay storyline in fantasy novel

A number of authors have spoken out following the decision of a Russian publishing house to censor a gay storyline in a fantasy novel.<p>The Russian …

LGBTQ

Low-Residency MFA Writers Workshop in Paris

PROGRAM FORMAT<p>The MFA Writers Workshop in Paris constitutes an intimate creative apprenticeship that extends beyond traditional classroom walls.<p>Over …

Students

The Hack’s Guide to Dealing with Book Reviews

<i>Warning: Hacks for Hacks tips may have harmful side effects on your writing career, and should not be used by minors, adults, writers, poets,</i> …

Longreads Essays Editor Sari Botton’s Guide to Pitching

In recent months, there’s been a lot of hubbub and even a little hysteria over the fate of the personal essay. It began with a <i>New Yorker</i> piece by Jia …

Long-form Journalism

Blogs for Self-Publishers, August 12 - 18, 2017

By Shelley Sturgeon<p>Be sure to check back here tomorrow for our latest edition of e-Book Cover Design Awards where we’ll be featuring another round of …

Barnes & Noble

Yiannopoulos responds to S&S in reissued lawsuit

Milo Yiannopoulos has reissued his $10m legal complaint against Simon & Schuster US for cancelling his book deal.<p>S&S US dropped controversial …

Simon & Schuster

About My Book Hitting the New York Times Bestselling List, What Didn’t Happen and What Happens Now

Ok, so we got to talk about my book. 11 months ago, on September 13, 2016, I became an author. After getting an agent, writing a proposal, selling it …

Bestsellers

Translation Wages in China Affecting the Popularity of Foreign Classics

Two years ago, when I returned to China after completing my studies in France, I found a position as an editor of Chinese translations of French literary works. As a person who is passionate about literature, I was delighted to have found a way to make a living doing what I love most. However, …

Taiwan

Nancy Pearl's Next Chapter

We probably all know people who have said they plan to try their hand at fiction when they retire. But Nancy Pearl, our nation’s most popular and …

Readers flock to find errors in books, get free copies[1]

Chinese flocked in large numbers to bookstores in Beijing on Saturday, despite the heavy rain.<p>They were not looking to buy books but rather to find …

News (China)

A guide to Canadian literary magazines and journals open to submissions

There's a lot to be gained from publishing in a literary magazine. Beyond cred among your peers, submitting to journals can help you to hone your …

Poetry

Nonfiction Book Review: The Chicago Manual of Style: 17th Edition by University of Chicago Press editorial staff. Univ. of Chicago, $70 (1,184p) ISBN 978-0-226-28705-8

The Chicago Manual of Style: 17th Edition<p>University of Chicago Press editorial staff. Univ. of Chicago, $70 (1,184p) ISBN 978-0-226-28705-8<p>The …

University of Chicago

How YA Twitter Is Trying To Dismantle White Supremacy, One Book At A Time

Last week, just days before white supremacists descended upon Charlottesville, heated conversations about racism were already playing out on Twitter, …

Racism

This Week's Bestsellers: August 21, 2017

Reading the Map<p>The week’s biggest debut, <b>Of Mess and Moxie</b> by evangelical author Jen Hatmaker, is the #6 book in the country overall. It’s also #1 in …

Ancient Philosophy

Yorkshire indie to publish limited edition of Hurley's next novel

Tartarus Press, the independent Yorkshire press who originally published <i>The Loney</i> by Andrew Michael Hurley, is collaborating with the author's new …

Book Deals: Week of August 21, 2017

Sourcebooks Takes Two<p><b>Esther Margolis</b> at Newmarket Publishing Management sold world English rights to an untitled biography of Elizabeth Warren to</b> …

Books

The Perfect Blog Post Length and Publishing Frequency is B?!!$#÷x - Whiteboard Friday

The perfect blog post length or publishing frequency doesn't actually exist. "Perfect" isn't universal — your content's success depends on tons of …

Digital Marketing

Bookstores Are Booming. Bookselling As a Second Career Is Too.

Life changes and people change—they redefine what success means to them,” observed bookstore consultant Donna Paz Kaufman of Paz & Associates. Since …

People Skills

China and the US make nearly half the world’s books

Two years ago the world’s publishers collectively put out over 1.6 million books. About half of them came from just two countries.<p>The International Publishers Association (IPA) is a non-profit based in Geneva that studies and promotes global book publishing. Each year the association releases its …

Book Publishing

Fulfill your dream – write a book and publish in China - Blogs - Jerusalem Post

Israelis like to read, and many also like to write. After they write a lot, they want to publish. Here I’m not talking about famous writers or …

Opinion

Richard Charkin: 'We've Allowed Our Industry To Become Over-Complicated'

‘We cling on to the idea that the UK is so different from all the other countries.’ And change, says Bloomsbury’s Richard Charkin, is a new …

India: Delhi court places injunction on the sale and publication of a book PEN International

<i>17 August 2017 –</i> A Delhi court’s injunction on the publisher Juggernaut Books and the author Priyanka Pathak-Narain, which prevents the publication …

India