Storyville: How to Ask For, and Give, Book Blurbs

Column by Richard Thomas
Tips and tricks for navigating the world of book blurbs.

The Loss of Joe McKinney

Column by Jay Wilburn
August 19, 2021 (1) comments
Joe McKinney, one of the most talented storytellers in horror, passed away in 2021. His story and legacy are complex.

Prep for Your Interview, Sell Some Books

Column by Peter Derk
August 18, 2021 (1) comments
Authors: Stop wasting everyone's time with bad, boring interviews.

A Quick and Dirty Guide to Writing a Book Proposal

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
August 17, 2021 (1) comments
Here are the five essential steps you need to take in order to write a nonfiction book proposal that agents and editors will be snapping at one another’s heels to acquire.

Happy Birthday To Georgette Heyer, the Salty Godmother of Regency Romance

Column by Leah Dearborn
August 16, 2021 (26) comments
Heyer said of her own writing in the 1940s, “I think to myself I ought to be shot for writing such nonsense," but her self-deprecation undermined her wit and substantial body of bestselling work.

Dear Charles Bukowski

An open letter to Charles Bukowski on his birthday.

Literature Is Not Innocent: On Georges Bataille's "Literature and Evil"

Column by Gabriel Hart
A quote-riddled cheat sheet for the French philosopher's treatise on some of literature's most prominent renegades.

Why the Term "Literary Fiction" Doesn't Work Anymore

Column by Joshua Isard
An exploration of one of the most misleading terms in the writing world, and why it should be retired.

Write an Author Newsletter That Sells

Column by Andrew Fowlow
When utilized correctly, an author newsletter can be a beacon of hope for those struggling for exposure in a saturated market.

On the Stressful Joy of Rereading Favorite Books

Column by Karis Rogerson
Karis Rogerson reflects on a newly-discovered literary delight: rereading old favorites.