Would You Please Read This? How to Get Book Blurbs

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Along with writing a great synopsis, getting blurbs is something that gives many writers nightmares. Here are some tips to help you do it better.

Is The Novel Dead?

Column by Peter Derk March 23, 2020
The accumulated filth will look up and shout "SHORTER! SHORTER COLUMNS!" ...and I'll look down and whisper, "No. Because you see, the real thing is..."

20 Mind Destroying Secrets about Ghostwriting

Column by Jay Wilburn
If ghostwriting is something you are considering or you are just morbidly curious, there are some realities about this world you will want to know.

The "American Dirt" Problem is Deeper Than One Book

Column by Gabino Iglesias January 24, 2020
You're tired of hearing about it, but we need to discuss a few things...

The Magic of Brian Keene’s Bedroom

Column by Christoph Paul January 13, 2020
Having an existential crisis as a writer? Then maybe you just need to spend the night at Brian Keene's and eat some stew.

10 Pieces of Advice Every Writer Should Ignore

Column by Gabino Iglesias
That thing you read online? Probably wrong. That old rule they told you was sacred? It's bullshit. Let me tell you why unlearning all of it is crucial.

Quit Your Job, Write Full Time

Column by Peter Derk November 27, 2019
It's the dream, right? So what's the path?

Cancel Culture Is Ruining Publishing!

Column by Gabino Iglesias November 25, 2019
The social justice warriors have taken over publishing!

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...