Column by Kelly Thompson June 22, 2012
A discussion of YA Comics and, why despite a glut of talent and smart books, they can't quite muster the sales and influence of their powerful cousins - YA Prose.
Column by Erin Reel June 11, 2012
We know authors are supposed to have a platform, but what about a brand? The Lit Coach shares why every fiction author needs both to get noticed in today's crowded lit landscape.
Column by Rob Hart May 31, 2012
Self-publishing advocates like to sing about the advantages of putting out your own work, without going to a publisher. And there are advantages. But it's not as easy as they make it sound.
Column by Joshua Chaplinsky May 30, 2012
Wondering where all the good books have gone? Acquaint yourself with Two Dollar Radio, publishers of some of the most exciting fiction out there right now.
News by Dave Reuss May 17, 2012
The digital age and market-minded publishers are forcing writers to bump up their production.
News by Dave Reuss May 15, 2012
An online bookseller's new map gives a glimpse at book buying around the globe.
News by John Jarzemsky
Byliner has pulled copies of "After Friday Night Lights" from Amazon after a Starbucks promo lowered the kindle edition of the book to $0.00.
News by Hanna Brooks Olsen March 28, 2012
eBooks? Please. According to new market reports, people are still buying actual books--and kind of a lot of them. Who said publishing was dead?
News by Rob Hart March 22, 2012
The French Ministry of Culture is proposing a tax on digital stores like Amazon--with plans to pass the money to smaller, struggling companies, like indie bookstores.
News by Hanna Brooks Olsen March 8, 2012
Home Depot delivered a crushing blow to the publishing world this week: they will no longer be selling books in their stores, meaning home repair enthusiasts may be driven into actual libraries.
News by Hanna Brooks Olsen March 2, 2012
Libraries can't seem to catch a break when it comes to eBooks. Yesterday, Random House's new prices took effect--which means big increases for cash-strapped libraries.
Ask The Lit Coach: "Should I Submit Queries To Publishers If My First Novel Isn't Finished?" and MoreColumn by Erin Reel February 21, 2012
The path to publication and creative focus are the topics this week on Ask The Lit Coach.
News by Hanna Brooks Olsen February 16, 2012
After being acquitted of murder and being played by Hayden Panettiere, what else is left for Amanda Knox to do but get on with her life? Oh right. Sell the rights to her story for $4 million.
News by Rob Hart February 16, 2012
A coalition of 17 publishers shut down two websites based in Ireland for piracy, one of which was offering 400,000 pirated eBooks for free.
News by Hanna Brooks Olsen February 6, 2012
No longer content with putting real stores out of business as an online-only company, it seems Amazon has decided to spring for the overhead and open an actual store. Could it be true?
Column by Erin Reel February 6, 2012
Is it possible to sell a novel on three sample chapters? Is it possible to earn an advance to pay for a year of living expenses? Find out in Issue 9 of Ask The Lit Coach.
News by John Jarzemsky
Javier Celaya proposes that European publishers band together to fight Amazon.
Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen February 3, 2012
In 2010, a series of infographics reminded the literary and publishing world how male-dominated the industry is. Does the success of books written by and featuring females in 2011 change all that?
Column by Rob Hart February 2, 2012
Last month I discussed my decision to seek an agent to represent me and my novel. Now it's time to talk about something that's actually useful--namely, how to find an agent.
Column by Brandon Tietz January 24, 2012
LitReactor examines three potential publishing breakthroughs. Are they worth the trouble?
News by Rob Hart January 18, 2012
Websites like Wikipedia are blacking out today to protest SOPA, a bill meant to stop piracy that is supported by the publishing industry, but carries the potential for widespread abuse.
Column by Richard Thomas January 17, 2012
An in-depth analysis of Duotrope.com, one of the best websites for submitting and tracking your writing.
Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen January 16, 2012
Every time a celebrity gets a book deal, hundreds of unrepresented writers die a little inside. Why is it so easy for Amanda Knox to get a book deal, but you can't get signed to save your life?
Column by Rob Hart January 12, 2012
This is the first installment of a monthly column that will follow the trials of trying to publish my first novel. Part 1 is about letting go and choosing the right path.