You can see the results of social writing in the self-publishing community. But are there still benefits from the traditional means of production?
Given the number of public attacks on the value of publishers, why have so few writers abandoned their existing publishers? There are some very good reasons.
Roger Tagholm interviews Chinese author Ah Yi about his career change from policeman to blogger to novelist.
Empowering kids to publish their books is like teaching them to cook: you can instill healthy habits and an appreciation for nutritious content for a lifetime.
Conventional wisdom says that first you build a platform and then you write a book. But what if you want to do it the other way around? Is one way best?
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.
Chris Faraone’s father was a self-publisher. Now the author of 99 Nights with the 99 Percent and a publisher’s worst nightmare makes it a second generation.
The Occupy Movement defined itself in opposition to the elite, as self-publishing did in opposition to traditional publishing. But self publishing has moved on.
Over the last two days of AWP our correspondent flirts with scurvy, eulogizes poet Jim Hazard, and realizes his whole life is a less-intense version of AWP.
Editor David Duhr reports back from his first day at the AWP in Chicago, where he’s asked: ‘Would you like bacon and cheese on your kielbasa, or just cheese?’