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National Book Award Roll-Out Part Three: Nonfiction

Our pick to win...

The National Book Award for nonfiction longlist screams ‘USA, USA’ with 8 of the 10 titles covering American history, biography, cultural analysis, music, and religion.

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June’s Top Reviews of Self-published Books from BlueInk Review

Dead Run

Self-published BlueInk starred reviews this month include a novel about a wisecracking cat that investigates its owner’s death and a memoir of escaping Romania under Soviet rule.

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May’s Top Reviews of Self-published Books from BlueInk Review

Occasions of sin

This month’s starred self-published titles include a novel about lesbian nuns in pre-WWII Germany and a memoir from the daughter of 1960s cult leaders, among others.

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Children’s Nonfiction Publishing Comes of Age

Lionel Bender

Once an afterthought, children’s nonfiction publishing is experiencing a revolution, especially in the US, where the segment grew by 5% in 2012.

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USA’s Top-Selling Print Books of 2012 from Nielsen

no easy day book

It comes as no surprise that Nielsen BookScan’s top-selling print book lists for 2012 are dominated by Fifty Shades and the Hunger Games. See what else is on the lists.

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Why We Publish Whistleblowers

Confessions of a Microfinance Heretic

Neal Maillet, Editorial Director of Berrett-Koehler explains why it’s a publisher’s duty to take on books that challenge convention despite the risks.

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From Book to…Blog? Inspiration for the Aspiring Nonfiction Author

David

David Krall wanted to write a book about the Brooklyn Dodgers, but had no platform. Defying conventional publishing wisdom, he wrote it anyway. Here’s how.

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What’s More Fairly Priced at 99 Cents, Nonfiction or a Novel?

one cent penny

At 99 cents for a digital nonfiction short, it feels like an honest transaction, for a novel, 99 cents just feels cheap, like you’re shortchanging the writer.

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Traitorous Activity: Why a Veteran Publisher Went Digital

Ivan R. Dee spent 30 years as a print publisher, now he's all-digital

Former print publisher Ivan R. Dee launched Now & Then press to publish digital essays, finding the same skills apply as books — and it’s far less frustrating.

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Why Foreign Rights are a Big Deal for Small Publishers

Foreign Rights Books 3

At Berrett-Koehler Publishers foreign rights sales account for 10% of revenue, much of it from backlist, and are rewarding both financially and culturally.

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