This year marks the diamond anniversary of Avon Books’ operation in the market, although it has been focused on romance for 44 of its 75 years. Today, it’s HarperCollins’ Avon Books.
Embracing the Challenge: Historical Romance and Modern Sensibilities
The term ‘bodice ripper’ is in deep disfavor among many today, and historical romance publishers and authors work carefully with modern sensibilities.
Manhattan Hosts a Well-Orchestrated Book Riot
Book Riot’s free-flowing celebration of the book in New York earlier this month featured Margaret Atwood and drew literati from across the tri-state region.
The Latest YA Trends and Trying to Reach “Kid Zero”
A panel of YA publishing pros discuss the latest trends — including a focus on realism — and the need to sustain direct relationships with readers.
Poets of Color on Rattling the Chains of the Establishment
Gregory Pardlo and a trio of other acclaimed poets discuss their precarious working relationship with the publishing establishment.
At 10th Brooklyn Book Festival, Authors and Fans Share Literary Love
A sunny, blustery day gave Brooklyn a chance to show off its literary chops, with A-list panelists and celebs discussing the writing life and craft.
At Slice Literary Conference, Publishing Pros and Writers Share Best Practices
At the Slice Literary Writers Conference, a roster of NYC’s top publishing professionals shared best practices on writing and community building.
10 Tips to Help Writers “Put Their A** in the Chair”
At Slice’s Literary Writers Conference panelists shared ten tips to help writers get to the most important work at hand: the writing itself.
Treating Literary Translations with Respect Despite Difficulties
Acquiring, publishing and promoting literary translations in the USA poses many challenges, and treating them respectfully requires skill and persistence.
China and Publishing: The Best of Times, or The Worst of Times?
The Chinese publishing market remains intimidating to the West, but the opportunities for publishers are undeniable, even as Chinese publishers struggle.