Author Archives: Guest Contributor

Guest contributors to Publishing Perspectives have diverse backgrounds in publishing, media and technology. They live across the globe and bring unique, first-hand experience to their writing.

6 Questions to Ask Before Publicizing Your Book

Colleen Devine Ellis

Effective book publicity relies on planning ahead and defining success for you and your book. Here are six questions to ask before you begin.

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Introducing BackTypo, A Self-Publishing Tool with Italian Flair

Giacomo D'Angelo

Giacomo D’Angelo, product manager at describes how BackTypo promises to help authors build beautiful books simply and easily.

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Amid Crisis, Greece Tries to Keep Thessaloniki Book Fair Alive

Evangelia Avloniti

Evangelia Avloniti reports on the on struggle to sustain the Thessaloniki Book Fair, a vital connection between Greek publishers and the rest of the world.

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How Book Prizes Boost Literary Talent Internationally

Cathryn Summerhayes

Focusing on the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize, WME literary agent Cathryn Summerhayes argues that book prizes are key to spotlighting talent for the global market.

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RWA 2014: Sexy Swag and the “World’s Biggest Book Signing”

The room featuring free promotional items proved popular with fans.

The Romance Writers of America conference offered endless opportunities for fans, aspirants, and bestselling authors to interact and self-promote.

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Romance Writers of America Offers Professionalism, Inclusion

Best-seller Nora Roberts meeting one of her fans.

Last week’s 2014 Romance Writers of America conference was relentlessly upbeat, emphasizing professionalism and inclusion – and yes, ripped bodices and abs.

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Laurie Kellogg: Portrait of a Self-Published Romance Writer

Author Laurie Kellogg was all smiles while meeting her fans.

Laurie Kellogg has self-published nine romance novels since February 2012 and says she’s making more money and having more fun than ever before in her life.

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Yale Publishing Course at 5: “Full-Immersion, Time of Transition”

Tina C. Weiner, director of the Yale Publishing Course

Over five years, the Yale Publishing Course has reflected changes in this fast moving industry and helped propel mid-career professionals to new heights.

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“Would You Publish This Book?” Perhaps, But its Problematic

Yale Publishing Course

Yesterday, Martin Levin challenged publishers at Yale Publishing Course whether they would take on a controversial title. Today we have the answers given by the class.

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Martin Levin Asks: “Would You Publish This Book?”

Martin Levin

As one of the regular features of the annual Yale Publishing Course, Martin Levin presents a controversial book and asks whether you would publish it or not.

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