Ask Nick: Publishing 201 - Why Do Some Writers Get To Fail More Than Once?

Column by Nick Mamatas October 14, 2019
Some writers bounce back after a book bombs, while others are finished. Why?

Ask Nick: Publishing 201 — What Do Editors Do All Day?

Column by Nick Mamatas
What do editors do all day? Not edit!

What Does It Really Take to Get a Book Published?

Column by Susan DeFreitas
Publishing a book is a bucket-list item for a whole lot of us. But what does it actually take to get published?

Ask Nick: Publishing 201 — Can I Break Out?

Column by Nick Mamatas
How seriously should midlisters take the pressure to finally write that breakout novel?

Ask Nick: Publishing 201 — Am I Spider Rico?

Column by Nick Mamatas August 2, 2019
Author, editor, and anthologist Nick Mamatas answers YOUR questions about writing and publishing. We're going beyond the basics.

5 Business Savvy Books Every Author Should Read

Column by Andrea J. Johnson
We’ve identified five books that walk the line between craft and commercialism to offer writers the truth behind how their art becomes an entity when the marketing process begins.

What Does It take to Get a Job in Publishing?

Column by Marina Crouse June 11, 2019
One woman's catch-22 experience in the publishing industry.

The Most Nonsensical Terms Used in Book Blurbs

Column by Peter Derk June 3, 2019
Are you seeing these everywhere too? Are you *gasp* blurbing books this way?

5 Reasons Amazon is a Necessary Evil

Column by Gabino Iglesias
I hate Amazon as much as you, but I also love it. Yeah, it's complicated. Here's why.

Not There Yet: Diversity in Big Five Publishing

Column by Gabino Iglesias May 1, 2019
We need more diversity, and we need to fight those who tell us to stop asking for it.

Dirty Little Secrets, Part Three: Why the Agent Requested—and Then Rejected—the Full

Column by Susan DeFreitas
Good news: The agent requested the full! Bad news: The agent said, “Thanks but no thanks.”

The Weird, Bloody Path to Fangoria

Column by Max Booth III
How one author got his book published by Fangoria.

Dirty Little Secrets, Part One: Why No One Cares About Your Protagonist

Column by Susan DeFreitas
Many an agent has rejected a novel with the phrase, “I’m just not in love with this protagonist.”

"Indie for life! But wait...": The Agent Conundrum

Column by Gabino Iglesias January 24, 2019
To agent or not to agent, that is the question.
Keith Rosson's Novel, "Road Seven", To Be Published By Meerkat Press

Keith Rosson's Novel, "Road Seven", To Be Published By Meerkat Press

News by Joshua Chaplinsky
Tricia Reeks, publisher at Meerkat Press, has announced the acquisition of North American English language rights to Keith Rosson’s newest novel, which will be released in 2020.

No, You’re Freaking Out About Your New Book!

Column by Gabino Iglesias November 1, 2018
Okay, so maybe I'm freaking out a bit about having "Coyote Songs" out in the world...

Library Love: The Future is Open

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
Open Access is a movement that seeks to circumvent barriers preventing access to information. Think traditional publishing is the only way to go? Think again.

It Took Me 10 Years to Publish My Poetry Collection

Column by Christoph Paul
The highs, lows, and peace that comes with finally finishing a poetry collection.

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.
Interview: Justin Kassab of Akashic Imprint Oddities by Kaylie Jones Books

Interview: Justin Kassab of Akashic Imprint Oddities by Kaylie Jones Books

Interview by Christoph Paul
We talk publishing with Justin Kassab, the Managing Editor of Oddities by Kaylie Jones Books.

What It Really Takes to Get Your First Book Published: 5 Critical Factors

Column by Susan DeFreitas
I you've worked hard, put in your ten thousand hours, and still not broken through with your first book deal, this post is for you.

3 Things Critique Groups Are Great For (and 3 Things They Really Aren't)

Column by Susan DeFreitas
A high-quality critique group can help you level up as a writer in a big way——just be aware that there are some things they generally can’t do.

Writing: All It Takes Is Guts

Column by C.S. Humble March 22, 2018
C.S. Humble, author of "The Massacre at Yellow Hill", talks beer, barbarians, and encouraging words from the one-and-only Joe Lansdale.

Embracing the Missteps

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

8 Submission Strategies That Get Results

Column by Susan DeFreitas
Ready to get more of your work published? Level up your submissions game in 2018.