In Defense Of Indie (It's Not What You Think)

Column by Keith Rawson March 25, 2015
Does Indie publishing need to be defended? Do even the oceans of crap deserve it?

Five Asinine Things Writers Hate to Hear

Column by Ed Sikov March 6, 2015
A selection of idiotic questions and comments that ruin a writer's day.

The Spork of Publishing: What to Consider After Finishing Your First Novel

Column by Max Booth III March 5, 2015
The publishing industry is a strange beast. Prepare to be chewed up and spat out.

In Defense Of Short Fiction (Not That I Need To Defend It, Because It's Awesome)

Column by Keith Rawson February 27, 2015
As a writer, do you think short story writing is a creative and financial deadend? Keith Rawson doesn't think so, and he is going to tell you why.

Why Six Figure Advances Will Destroy the Publishing Industry

Column by Cath Murphy February 26, 2015
The six figure publishing deal for debut novels is back. Here's why it needs to go away again. Forever.
What pet should I get? Dr. Seuss

Missing Seuss/Sherlock Manuscripts Found

News by Raine Winters
The world will be treated to more legendary tales penned by Dr. Seuss (aka Ted Geisel) and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Snapchat: The New Publishing Platform?

Snapchat: The New Publishing Platform?

News by Peter Derk January 29, 2015
Snapchat has unveiled its new service, Discover, which allows for longer pieces and sponsored stories from magazines and news sources.

We Are All Idiots: Learning From Our Mistakes and Progressing Our Writing Careers

Column by Max Booth III January 21, 2015
A look back at the mistakes one author has made and how he's learned to improve.

The Big Six: A Glance Back at the History of Publishing

Column by Leah Dearborn January 12, 2015
This handful of companies wields a great deal of influence over the written word. But how did they begin, and how did they get to be so big?

Readers Do Not Owe Writers Anything

Column by Max Booth III January 8, 2015
Every new book is a first date trying to convince the reader to take it home and get naked.

Path to Publication 3.4: Gearing Up For A Big Year, and How Deadlines Change Everything

Column by Rob Hart January 5, 2015
The second book is done, and even has a release date. We're still six months out from the first book's release. There's a lot to look forward to, but still a lot of work to do.

The Ethical Author

Column by Dean Fetzer December 17, 2014
Do we have a responsibility to our readers to behave ethically when we market our books?
Hachette and Amazon Freeze Over Hell, Come To Agreement

Hachette and Amazon Freeze Over Hell, Come To Agreement

News by Peter Derk
After a period of controversy and questionable business practices all around, Hachette and Amazon sign eBook agreement.

Path to Publication 3.3: On Editing, And A Little On Blurbs

Column by Rob Hart November 6, 2014
My edits came in—and they were good! I talk a bit about doing the final pass edit on my novel, locking it into place, and moving onto the next thing—as well as a bit about blurbs...

Self-Publishing is Basically the YouTube of Literature

Column by Brandon Tietz October 22, 2014
Even after going mainstream, self-publishing is still associated with a myriad of stigmas. Here's a few to consider before you make the leap.

Five Terrifying Things About Getting Published

Column by Ed Sikov October 17, 2014
You think that getting published would be a joyous occasion. Think again. It's a horror show.

Path to Publication 3.2: So Much Is Happening

Column by Rob Hart October 6, 2014
Cover, TV rights, sequel, synopses... oh my!

Why Are Textbooks So Fucking Expensive?

Column by Leah Dearborn September 4, 2014
Differing studies have found that the average U.S. student spends between $600 and $1,200 a year on textbooks and supplies. What exactly makes textbooks so expensive?

Path to Publication 3.1: Second Time's the Charm!

Column by Rob Hart September 3, 2014
Negotiations are complete. Contract is signed and in the mail. Nobody died. I'd call that a win.

Path to Publication 3.0: I Have A Book Deal Again!

Column by Rob Hart August 5, 2014
Time to put the gears of war back into motion.
Ask The Agent with Bree Ogden

The Return of Ask The Agent with Bree Ogden - Now Taking Your Questions!

News by Bree Ogden August 4, 2014
Ask The Agent, with Bree Ogden, is now open for business! Submit your questions about the publishing industry today.

The Five Predicted Outcomes of Hachette vs. Amazon

Column by Daniel Hope July 2, 2014
There are plenty of ideas about what will happen as a result of the Hachette and Amazon negotiations. We breakdown the most common predictions.
Get To Know The Late Felix Dennis

Get To Know The Late Felix Dennis

News by Peter Derk June 24, 2014
Eclectic, eccentric Publisher Felix Dennis passed away at age 67.

Does Size Matter? A Treatise on Big Books

Column by Leah Dearborn June 24, 2014
They say not to judge a book by its cover, but what about the thickness of its binding?

Good Sex, Great Prayers: A Journey in Publication (Part 7: Release Party, Reviews, and a Fond Farewell)

Column by Brandon Tietz June 23, 2014
The seventh and final installment of the "Good Sex, Great Prayers" series covers the release party, reviews, and parting thoughts of the author.