Why Crime Authors Need to Stop Pretending They're Badasses

Column by Gabino Iglesias April 11, 2018
Writing about crime makes you a criminal the same way talking about dieting helps you lose weight, and one of those things deserves more respect than the other.

AWP 2018 Round Up

Column by Christoph Paul April 6, 2018
I Tabled, I Read, and I Tampaed.

10 Things Selling Books at Festivals and Cons Has Taught Me About Writing

Column by Christoph Paul May 5, 2017
I give ten examples of how tabling at book festivals has helped my writing improve.

22 of the Best And Worst Promotional Products For Your Book Release

Column by Peter Derk
What kind of junk can you slap your book onto for trade shows, giveaways, and to generally annoy everyone?

'Scream: The TV Series' – Exploring Character Archetypes and Story Conventions in Slashers

Column by Michael David Wilson
"Scream: The TV Series" just went live on Netflix. We have a look at slasher archetypes and conventions and see how they translate to the latest outing for the Scream franchise.

18 Things to do Before I Die: The Book Vendor’s Bucket List

Column by Max Booth III September 30, 2015
The essential list for every serious convention book vendor.

10 Author Tips for Con Appearances

Column by George Cotronis September 10, 2015
Tips and advice for a pleasant convention experience.

What Traditionally-Published And Indie Authors Can Learn (gasp) FROM EACH OTHER

Column by Melissa F. Olson July 16, 2015
Though the two sides are often thought of as adversarial, Melissa F. Olson argues that if both sides were to just calm down for a second, they'd see there are things they can learn—from each other!

Selling Books in an Ocean of Sweat and Malort: Texas Frightmare Weekend 2014

Column by Max Booth III May 12, 2014
Max attended Texas Frightmare Weekend 2014 and (barely) lived to tell the tale.

Targeting Your Readers One Headshot at a Time

Column by Max Booth III April 29, 2014
We're not saying to threaten your readers with actual violence, but we're not NOT saying it, either.

Writer's Conventions: A Hot-Bed of Legal Issues

Column by Jessica Meddows February 11, 2014
Conventions can be a hot-bed of legal issues no matter what industry you’re in. For all of the educated and erudite people in writing and publishing, our industry hasn’t escaped its share of scandals.