Ten Harsh Truths I Learned Writing a Moderately Successful Series For A Small Press

Column by Rob Hart July 10, 2018
Rob talks about some of the stuff he learned writing a five-book private detective series for Polis Books. Buckle up and get a helmet... it's gonna get bumpy.

Embracing the Missteps

Column by Keith Rosson
'The Mercy of the Tide' author Keith Rosson chronicles the starts and fits of getting published.

Don't Be Intimidated by Literary Journal Guidelines

Column by Justin Hunter
Putting your work out there can be intimidating. Journal guidelines can be intimidating. But there are ways to circumvent that intimidation in the name of publication.
Interview: Literary Agent Mark Gottlieb

Interview: Literary Agent Mark Gottlieb

Interview by Brandon Tietz December 18, 2017
Mark Gottlieb is a literary agent with the prestigious Trident Media Group, which has represented many bestselling projects. Brandon Tietz of LitReactor interviews.

Why I Am Writing Under a New Name

Column by John Mantooth
John Mantooth's first book tanked. This is how he got back in the game.

The Agony & the Ecstasy of the Best-Seller List

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
Why did Regnery Publishing quit the New York Times best-seller list? How do best-seller lists work anyway?

The Life Expectancy of a Novel

Column by Max Booth III
There are so many books on this planet being published every single day, and it’s rude to take up any further space than we rightfully deserve.

8 Reasons to Avoid the Novel and Focus on Short Stories

Column by Brandon Tietz March 23, 2017
Are you an aspiring author just beginning their journey? You think you're ready to take on the novel? You very well might be, but we've got eight reasons why you should hold off on that.

AWP 2017: Tiny Fish, Giant Ocean

Column by Leah Rhyne February 15, 2017
Some stories and pictures from the LitReactor table at #AWP2017 (aka the Association of Writers and Writing Programs 2017 Conference).

5 Tips for Writing Short Stories That Sell

Column by George Cotronis February 9, 2017
This is your year. Get published.

What I Hate About Being A Writer

Column by Ed Sikov
In which a LitReactor columnist spews out all the bile in his soul, a bit of self-contempt, and most of all, his well-known but still underappreciated misanthropy.
Books As Weapons of Choice: An Interview with Katie Eelman of Cutlass Press

Books As Weapons of Choice: An Interview with Katie Eelman of Cutlass Press

Interview by Christopher Irvin
An interview with Katie Eelman, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Cutlass Press.

Bookstores As Innovators

Column by Leah Dearborn
The truth is that books and printers have always stretched the limits of technology, and over the past decade or so, bookstores have fought declining sales with creativity.
The New Binge-Ability Of Books

The New Binge-Ability Of Books

News by Peter Derk June 9, 2016
Forget waiting, we want binge-able books, and we want them now!
‘Making a Murderer’ Lawyer Lands Book Deal

‘Making a Murderer’ Lawyer Lands Book Deal

News by Raine Winters March 10, 2016
The story of Steven Avery isn’t over just yet.

Read the Instructions & Other Things You Don’t Know About Getting Published

Column by Joe Biel
Despite how things may seem, often times success in publishing is determined by how well we follow basic guidelines, schedules, and procedures.
Oyster eBook Service Shuts Down

Oyster eBook Service Shuts Down, Future of eBooks In Question

News by Peter Derk September 24, 2015
What does the Oyster shutdown and the fall in eBook sales all mean, really?

In Defense Of The Big 6

Column by Keith Rawson April 29, 2015
Is the Big 6 a graveyard of creativity, or hot bed returning to its former glory?
HarperCollins at War with Amazon

HarperCollins at War with Amazon

News by Raine Winters April 2, 2015
Who didn’t see this coming?
Amazon Can Fix Your Toilet

Amazon Can Fix Your Toilet

News by Peter Derk
Amazon will hook you up with someone to fix your toilet. This is real.

Why Six Figure Advances Will Destroy the Publishing Industry

Column by Cath Murphy February 26, 2015
The six figure publishing deal for debut novels is back. Here's why it needs to go away again. Forever.

The Big Six: A Glance Back at the History of Publishing

Column by Leah Dearborn January 12, 2015
This handful of companies wields a great deal of influence over the written word. But how did they begin, and how did they get to be so big?

Seven Important Marketing Lessons We Can Learn From the Bestselling Books of 2014

Column by Cath Murphy December 23, 2014
Why pay big bucks to marketing consultancies when unlocking the secrets of the bestseller is a simple matter of looking at Amazon lists and making a few snap judgments?