Top 5s, Top 10s, even Top 8's. Everyone loves lists! And we have a ton of 'em!

Halloween 2020 Reading List

Column by Sadie Hartmann
With October just a few weeks away, it's time to collect all those seasonal, Halloweenish books you want to enjoy!

Reviewing Chuck Palahniuk's Reviewers

Column by Peter Derk September 9, 2020
Book reviewers love to hate Chuck Palahniuk.

Confessions of a Short Story Addict: More, More, More

Column by Sadie Hartmann August 25, 2020
An anthology is a perfect package; introducing readers to their next favorite author one short story at a time.

The Best Star Trek Novels: A Personal List

Column by BH Shepherd
A few fondly remembered favorites from a well-read fan.

Buy or Deny: 18 Trump Books You Should Consider Reading Before Election Day

Column by Andrea J. Johnson
Eighteen of the best books to read about Trump and his administration, and eight more that aren't so hot.

Best Self-Published Horror Books of 2020 So Far

Column by Sadie Hartmann August 11, 2020
There is a wealth of talent in self-published horror fiction. You just need to know where to look (because there is a lot of crap too).

How to Purge the Thousand Story Ideas Running Around In Your Head

Column by Peter Derk July 27, 2020
You've got a bunch of ideas dragging on your limited resources. Let's get rid of 'em.

How To Read Between The Lines of Your Rejections

Column by Lisa Bubert
What are those pesky rejection letters actually telling you?

Flip The Script: H. P. Lovecraft

Column by Sadie Hartmann July 23, 2020
Five books that flip the script on musty 'ole Howard P.

Traditional, Indie, and Self-Publishing: 15 Myths Debunked

Column by Gabino Iglesias July 22, 2020
Traditional publishing (which usually means a Big Five press), indie publishing (which means small press), and self-publishing are surrounded by misinformation. Let's debunk some myths.

10 Books by Diverse Authors That You Should Read Right Now

Column by Emmanuel Nataf July 14, 2020
If you’re looking to diversify your reading list, look no further: here are ten books by diverse authors to help you read outward.

The Ladies of Horror BookTube

Column by Sadie Hartmann July 10, 2020
The horror fiction industry sees its fair share of dudes sitting around talking about scary books. But what do the ladies think? Here are my favorite voices from the Horror BookTube sisterhood.

Black Authors You Should Read

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Need a starter kit? I got you.

Stephen King's Nine Worst Books and Why I Still Love Them

Column by Jay Wilburn
Even Stephen King's most loyal readers have their least favorite books. These nine are the ones Jay Wilburn puts at the bottom of his list, but he still loves many things about them.

Beach Reads for Indoor Types

Column by Peter Derk
Let's get the beach read off the beach and into your hands.

What Neil Breen's 5-Hour Retrospective Taught Me About Making Art

Column by Peter Derk June 26, 2020
Yes, that Neil Breen. Yes, he had useful things to say.

I Just Spent A Year Exclusively Reading Women (and I Deserve No Congratulations For This)

Column by Christopher Shultz
Diversifying your reading list isn't a bragging moment. It's just what you should do.

Drunk on Literature: 10 Themed Book and Brew Pairings

Column by Peter Derk
Forget wine and cheese. This one's all about beers and reads!

Inconceivable: Social Media Branding Might Not Mean What You Think It Means

Column by Sadie Hartmann June 18, 2020
Social media branding has a bad rap. When people hear about "branding" they immediately think of corporate business strategies. Branding is important. Here's why.

The Most Memorable Duos in Literature to Celebrate National Best Friends Day

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
To celebrate National Best Friends Day, here are five dynamic duos sure to have you missing your own partner in crime.

15 Sports Reads To Get You Through The Pandemic

Column by Joshua Isard June 4, 2020
A lack of live sports has been tough on fans. Fortunately, there’s an abundance of literature about sports to keep us going.

Good Idea or Bad Idea: 100 Writers, Publishers, and Editors Weigh in on my Career Choices

Column by Jay Wilburn June 2, 2020
Jay Wilburn dared to ask 100 authors, publishers, editors and others in the publishing industry to weigh in on things he has done, is doing, or is thinking about doing as a writer.

5 Signs Your Reading Partner Is A Dud

Column by Lisa Bubert
I have plenty of dear friends and long-time pals on my “do not send” list. It’s not personal. It’s about finding what serves your work best.

Go Out to Dinner with These 7 Delicious Books

Column by Lisa Bubert
Miss going out to eat? Why not dine in with a good book? (Because really, you have no choice.)

Writing Advice From Metal Songs

Column by Elle Nash May 8, 2020
Take heed from these brutal overlords of shred and get back to work.