Author Beth Kephart on how chairing the National Book Awards’ jury for children’s books led to her calling as an inspired YA author.
Earthquake Inspires New Zealand Author to Launch Own Press
Following New Zealand’s tragic Christchurch earthquake, YA author Jill Marshall was inspired to start her own publishing company, Pear Jam Books.
The Value Rubric: Do Book Bloggers Really Matter?
Author Beth Kephart discusses the impact bloggers have had on her career, propelling her most recent novel into a third printing and foreign rights sales.
Be Like Tebow! 10 Resolutions for Self-Publishers in 2012
Self-publishing is a contact sport, there are countless mental blows to absorb. To succeed in 2012, you’ve got to be more like Denver’s resilient quarterback.
Neal Pollack: From McSweeney’s to Big Six Star to Self-Publishing
Author Neal Pollack discusses a publishing career ‘that resembles a chart of stock exchange numbers, or maybe murder statistics.’
Should the DIY Movement Learn Traditional Publishing Techniques?
By Edward Nawotka Wow…according to anecdata from the IBPA’s Publishing University, some 200 million Americans say they want to write a book. That’s a huge number and one that would certainly overwhelm traditional print distribution channels. Of course, it’s widely known that most will simply publish e-books — many (according to our feature story today) of dubious quality. It would …
200 Million Americans Want to Publish Books, But Can They?
Some 200 Million Americans say they want to publish a book, but lack of attendance at the IBPA’s Publishing University at BEA suggests a disregard for the craft of book publishing. By Justine Tal Goldberg It’s often said the book fairs are no place for writers. But what about at a conference organized specifically to help writers publish? According to …
“What we have loved, others will love…”: Lisa Tucker on an Author’s Career Arc
Editorial by Lisa Tucker The publication date of my first novel, The Song Reader, was still nine months away when my agent suggested that I attend a trade show. I ended up going to two trade shows: one in Denver, which wasn’t far from my home in Santa Fe, and one in Philadelphia, where I’d lived for most of my adult …
Should a Writer Think of their Career as a Calling or a Business?
By Edward Nawotka The for a writer to continue to produce hit after hit can be immense, as Lisa Tucker describes in today’s feature story. Often a writer’s career arc follows a simple arc…It begins with the excitement of a debut, the pressure to produce a strong second novel, and hopefully a breakout book (if not sooner). If one isn’t …
Is a Writer’s Expectation of Riches Now Unrealistic?
By Edward Nawotka In today’s editorial, “We Are All Poets Now” author Nina de Gramont writes movingly about her experience of falling in-and-out of favor with a big New York publishing house and then finding contentment in moderating her expectations of financial rewards from her writing career. Writers like to dream of getting rich from their work. But as digitization …