An English teacher can teach you grammar, but they can also put your books in students’ hands, serve as your Pied Piper and help you sell many more books.
‘Everything comes down to a kid reading and using their imagination to color in the words,’ says Levithan, ‘but the way we can engage them continues to change.’
A mechanical Bollywood-style, boy-meets-girl, breaks up, meets again with sex thrown in is the typical formula for YA Indian fiction. Are readers being sold short?
Cliches and copycats have corrupted Indian YA fiction, but there is hope in a handful of new talents with imagination who are pushing the genre to new heights.
Children’s book author and illustrator — and one time reluctant reader — Peter Brown hides lessons in his stories, and learns a few himself visiting schools.
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?