Pig in Wheelchair Lands 3-Book Deal

Three-Book Deal for Handicapped Pig Chris P. Bacon

News by Dean Fetzer June 7, 2013
The pig saved by a big-hearted veterinarian and became an instant YouTube sensation has just signed a book deal to "teach children about compassion, acceptance, and loving your imperfections".
Protest Library in Gezi Park, Turkey

Turkish Publishing Houses Donate Books to Library in Gezi Park

News by Dean Fetzer June 6, 2013
Amidst the current unrest in Turkey, publishers have grouped together to contribute to a protest ‘library’ which has been established in Istanbul’s Gezi Park.
Korean Rights to Murakami’s Latest A Record-setting $1.5 Million

New Haruki Murakami Novel Sets Record for Advance in Korea - $1.5 Million!

News by Dean Fetzer June 3, 2013
After a fierce battle, Minumsa, a Korean publisher, has won the rights to his new novel, ‘Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage’.

Storyville: Tips on Putting Together a Short Story Collection

Column by Richard Thomas June 3, 2013
Are you ready to put together a short story collection? Here are some tips to help you make it shine.

'Good Sex, Great Prayers': A Journey in Publication (Part 5: Editing and Beta Reading)

Column by Brandon Tietz
The first draft of the novel is now complete. So what's next?
Amazon's 'Kindle Worlds' Fan Fiction

New Amazon Publishing Platform - 'Kindle Worlds' - for Fan Fiction

News by Dean Fetzer May 28, 2013
The online giant has come up with a new way to make money: publish all that fan fiction out there — under license of course.
Dan Brown "Inferno" Bunker

Translators for Dan Brown's New Novel Work in a Secret Bunker

News by Christopher Shultz May 2, 2013
The Da Vinci Code author's latest work is shrouded in mystery. There's a reason for that.
James Patterson Calls for Government Bailout of Publishing Industry

James Patterson Calls for Government Bailout of Publishing Industry

News by Dean Fetzer April 25, 2013
In two high-profile ads this week, the bestselling author has called for a government intervention in the decline of the book trade.

Republishing A Lost American Classic or Why I Love My Job

Column by Rob Hart April 16, 2013
James Ross published one book in 1940. It's credited as creating the rural noir genre, but is mostly unknown. Today it gets a new lease on life.
Random House-Penguin Merger Approved

EU Comission Approves Random House-Penguin Merger

News by Christopher Shultz
Following the U.S.'s suit, European anti-trust authorties green-lit the mega-deal. What countries will be next?
Medallion Press Acquires Anthology From Chuckpalahniuk.net

Medallion Press Acquires Anthology From ChuckPalahniuk.net

News by Rob Hart April 4, 2013
Medallion Press has acquired the anthology, edited by Palahniuk, Richard Thomas, and Dennis Widmyer. 'Burnt Tongues' will include an intro from Palahniuk and 20 awesome stories.

Ask The Agent: A Review of When to Query Agents

Column by Bree Ogden April 1, 2013
Navigating the rough terrain of today’s publishing industry shouldn’t be a solo event. This week in Ask the Agent, I’ll explore and dissect one of the biggest of the industry’s mysteries.

'Good Sex, Great Prayers': A Journey in Publication (Part 4: Spinning Plates)

Column by Brandon Tietz March 28, 2013
In this installment we'll examine the hardships of not meeting your deadline, how to stay relevant while you write, and promoting when you have nothing to promote.
Random House Signs 17 Year-Old Author

Random House Signs 17 Year-Old Welsh Student

News by Dean Fetzer March 25, 2013
Beth Reekles, a high school student from Newport, Wales has just signed a three book deal for her teen romances.

Notes from the Drunken Editor: The Poisonous Psychos of the Writing World

Column by Phil Jourdan March 19, 2013
Do you come across as a crazy person when you talk about writing? Here's a short guide to the personality types you don't want to exemplify when you step out of your writing space.
Amish Tripathi receives $1m advance

Epic Trilogy Wins Record Advance for Indian Novelist

News by Dean Fetzer
Believed to be the largest advance ever paid by an Indian publisher, Amish Tripathi, banker-turned-bestselling author, has received $1m for his series tapping into renewed interest in Hindu mythology.

Storyville: Top Ten Things Literary Journals Need to Do. NOW.

Column by Richard Thomas March 1, 2013
There needs to be a symbiosis between the journal and the author. Here are some ways that we can make that happen.

Author Beware: New Lit Mags

Column by Brandon Tietz February 26, 2013
New literary magazines may seem like a way to rustle up a quick publication to add to the resume, but you might just be wasting your story with empty credentials.
RSI helps achieve bestseller status

For $70,000 You Can Buy a Place on the Bestsellers List

News by Dean Fetzer February 25, 2013
According to Forbes, you can buy your way onto bestseller lists for as little as $70,000 by hiring marketing consultancy ResultSource.
Terry Deary is a jerk

Children's Author Terry Deary Says Libraries are Bleeding Writers and Publishers, Calls For Their End

News by Christopher Shultz February 15, 2013
The 'Horrible Histories' author thinks libraries have "had their day," and they should be laid to rest. Some questionable rhetoric follows.
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath 50th Ann

New 50th Anniversary Edition of ‘The Bell Jar’ Sparks Anger Over ‘Chick-Lit’ Cover

News by Dean Fetzer February 4, 2013
It’s been 50 years since the first publication of Sylvia Plath’s only book and the new cover has attracted wide-spread criticism.

‘Good Sex, Great Prayers’: A Journey in Publication (Part 3: Art & Stuff)

Column by Brandon Tietz January 31, 2013
In this third installment of the "Good Sex, Great Prayers" series, Brandon Tietz discusses the process of designing the novel and the common pitfalls beginning authors fall into.
Lance Armstrong Sued for ‘False Advertising’

Readers Sue Lance Armstrong and His Publisher for ‘False Advertising’

News by Dean Fetzer January 24, 2013
A group of Californians have filed a lawsuit against the cyclist and his publisher, claiming his “books should never have been sold as works of non-fiction”.

Adventures in Self-Publishing Part 6: Fare Thee Well

Column by Rob Hart January 23, 2013
This is my last column on self-publishing. Let's wrap it up, look back, have a good laugh, and stick a pin in this.