Amy Schumer’s New Book Out in August

Amy Schumer’s New Book Out in August

News by Raine Winters March 14, 2016
Will you be reading?

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.

Path to Publication: The Agony and the Ecstasy of the Second Novel

Column by Rob Hart February 9, 2016
Rob Hart revives his Path to Publication column to talk about the release of his second novel, and reveals his three mistakes, three successes, and three goals for the future.

10 Mistakes (Almost) Every Rookie Writer Makes

Column by Susan DeFreitas January 22, 2016
Are you ready to go pro? Or are you still making rookie mistakes?
Penguin Books

Penguin No Longer Requires Degree for Employment

News by Raine Winters January 20, 2016
A college education doesn’t always guarantee success.

10 Pathways to Literary Citizenship

Column by Susan DeFreitas December 23, 2015
Sure, you want to be rich and famous. But what are you doing to prevent the downfall of civilization?

Rejection Letters Deciphered: 5 Common Reasons Agents Give for Rejecting Novels (And What They Really Mean)

Column by Susan DeFreitas November 12, 2015
Your novel has been rejected by a literary agent. You know what they said, but what does it mean? And how can you use that feedback to build a better book?
Cornelia Funke to Self Publish ‘The Golden Yarn’

Cornelia Funke to Self Publish ‘The Golden Yarn’

News by Raine Winters
Dear Publishers: Cornelia will not be making your suggested edits.
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?

What Every Successful Novel Opening Must Do: Myth vs. Reality

Column by Susan DeFreitas September 17, 2015
It's no secret that agents, editors, and their assistants are looking for any reason to reject a manuscript in the first few pages. But what does it really take to get readers hooked?
Rare James Joyce Letters Sell for Big Bucks

Rare James Joyce Letters Sell for Big Bucks

News by Raine Winters
The found notes sold for 10 times the guide price on the U.S. market.
Announcing the Restless Book Prize for New Immigrant Writing

Announcing the Restless Book Prize for New Immigrant Writing

News by Raine Winters
Submissions will focus on “American identity in a global age.”

6 Women Who Changed the Face of Publishing

Column by Cath Murphy August 19, 2015
Male writers might get more than their fair share of attention, but if being a woman is good enough for Joan Didion then it's good enough for me.

10 Tips On How To Write A Press Release

Column by Michael David Wilson
A guide to writing a press release. What to include and what not to include.

What Traditionally-Published And Indie Authors Can Learn (gasp) FROM EACH OTHER

Column by Melissa F. Olson July 16, 2015
Though the two sides are often thought of as adversarial, Melissa F. Olson argues that if both sides were to just calm down for a second, they'd see there are things they can learn—from each other!

Are Internships Valuable?

Column by Leah Dearborn
Is it ever reasonable to accept an unpaid internship, and how valuable is that experience when it comes to finding a more permanent position?

11 Tips For Startup Publishers With A Small Budget

Column by Michael David Wilson
Got big dreams and a small amount of money? Here's some advice.

Path to Publication: 'New Yorked' Is Here, So This Is Where I Leave You

Column by Rob Hart June 9, 2015
Today's the day: 'New Yorked' is officially available. On the mixed bag of emotions that conjures and la morte de l'auteur.
Illustrated Harry Potter Series to be Released in UK

Illustrated Harry Potter Series to be Released in UK

News by Raine Winters
Because magic is always better with pictures.

Path to Publication 3.7: What Goes Into Designing A Book Cover?

Column by Rob Hart May 18, 2015
What goes into designing a cover? If you're with a publisher willing to work with you, it's a fun, collaborative process. Rob breaks it down, from comps to finished product.

In Defense Of The Big 6

Column by Keith Rawson
Is the Big 6 a graveyard of creativity, or hot bed returning to its former glory?

Path to Publication 3.6: Blurbs And Reviews, Incoming

Column by Rob Hart April 20, 2015
With reviews coming in and blurbs set, it's time to talk a little bit about being judged by peers and readers.
HarperCollins at War with Amazon

HarperCollins at War with Amazon

News by Raine Winters April 2, 2015
Who didn’t see this coming?

How To Do AWP 2015

Column by Brandon Tietz April 1, 2015
A guide to this year's AWP, taking place in Minneapolis.