Library Love: Five Copyright Essentials For The Writer’s Toolkit

Column by Stephanie Bonjack December 19, 2012
There has never been a better time to learn about the ownership and protection of your work.
Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest

Amazon Announces 2013 Breakthrough Novel Award Contest

News by Christopher Shultz December 18, 2012
With bigger advances and more categories to choose from, Amazon hopes to make this their best contest yet.

Pubslush: A New Take On Crowdfunding For Authors

Column by Rob Hart December 18, 2012
Writers are turning to crowdfunding sites in droves to finance publishing projects. It was only a matter of time before someone built a site just for them. Welcome to Pubslush.
Rhonda Hughes

10 Questions with Rhonda Hughes

Interview by Suzy Vitello December 11, 2012
Since 2002, one of the brightest spots in Portland’s literary horizon has been Hawthorne Books, helmed by the talent magnet, Rhonda Hughes.
Lords of Salem

Rob Zombie to Release a Novel Next Year

News by Christopher Shultz December 11, 2012
The Man of 1,000 Avocations adds novelist to that list. Will the finished product hold up?
Random House gives employees 5k Bonus

Porn Does Pay - If You Work For Random House, Anyway

News by Dean Fetzer December 7, 2012
With 'Fifty Shades of Grey' sitting at the top of the bestseller list for 37 weeks, Random House has made a lot of money from the series - and they’re passing it on to their employees!

Publishing in The Time of War

Column by Erin Reel December 6, 2012
The publishing industry is at war and writers can either choose to get caught in No Man's Land or secure their spot on the battlefield.

Notes from the Drunken Editor: Forging Your Own Independence

Column by Phil Jourdan December 5, 2012
How self-sufficient should a writer be in the publishing world, and how can writers develop that independence? Before getting a publisher drunk and asking him to spill his secrets, read this.
Authors Reclaim Book Rights

Publishers Face Turbulent 2013 if Authors Reclaim Book Rights

News by Dean Fetzer
From January, authors can start using the 1978 Copyright Act against publishers to reclaim the rights to their work - and it could benefit some very famous ones.
Gillian Flynn Signs New Two-Book Deal

Literary Darling Gillian Flynn Signs New Two-Book Deal

News by Christopher Shultz November 16, 2012
The 'Gone Girl' author has more surprises up her sleeve, though we may have to wait awhile to see them.

Ask the Agent: Wooing Agents, Focus, and More

Column by Bree Ogden November 12, 2012
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 two of the industry’s mysteries, straight from the shoulder.
Reflected in You - Sylvia Day

New Erotic Novel Sells 100,000 Copies in First Week

News by Dean Fetzer November 6, 2012
An erotic novel in a similar vein to 'Fifty Shades of Grey' has stormed the bestseller charts in its first week.

Good Sex, Great Prayers: A Journey in Publication (Part 2: Writing the Novel)

Column by Brandon Tietz November 6, 2012
In this second installment of the series, Brandon Tietz talks about the writing process of his upcoming novel, 'Good Sex, Great Prayers.'

Ask The Agent: How to Perfect Your Elevator Pitch & The Low-Down on Agency Assistant Salaries

Column by Bree Ogden October 29, 2012
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 two of the industry’s mysteries, straight from the shoulder.
Penguin and Random House Merge

Penguin and Random House Are Now One And The Same

News by Benoît Lelièvre October 29, 2012
It's official, Penguin and Random House have merged to create a new publishing superpower.
Margaret Atwood Naomi Alderman Zombie

Margaret Atwood, Naomi Alderman Collaborate on Serialized Zombie Tale

News by Dan Shewan October 25, 2012
Margaret Atwood and Naomi Alderman are working together to create 'The Happy Zombie Sunrise Home,' a collaborative story that is being serialized by Wattpad.

The 3 Most Popular Editorial Services and Do You Need Them?

Column by Erin Reel October 24, 2012
Writers have more professional support available to them now than ever before. Erin Reel, The Lit Coach, breaks down the 3 most popular editorial services, giving you the benefits, red flags and more.
Rachel Held Evans Vagina

Female Anatomy a Touchy Subject for Christian Bookstore, Claims Author

News by Dan Shewan October 19, 2012
Evangelical Christian author Rachel Held Evans claims her latest book will not be carried by a major Christian bookseller due to use of the word "vagina."
Johnny Depp Launches Book Imprint

Johnny Depp Launches His Own Book Imprint

News by Kimberly Turner October 17, 2012
Johnny Depp has partnered with HarperCollins to launch his own book imprint. A Bob Dylan bio and an unpublished novel by folk singer Woody Guthrie are the first titles announced.
'Shakedown' by James Ellroy

Digital Publisher Releases New eNovella by James Ellroy, 'Shakedown'

News by Rob Hart October 10, 2012
Byliner, a publisher focused on original fiction and nonfiction written to be "read in a single sitting," has just released a digital-only novella by one of the masters of crime fiction.
"The Silent History", The eBook That Makes You Travel

The Silent History: The eBook That Makes You Travel

News by Benoît Lelièvre October 10, 2012
A new eBook is proposing a new, revolutionary way to read and experience literature. "The Silent History" is the novel that makes you travel.
Lena Dunham Seeking 1 Million For 1st Book

UPDATE: SOLD! Lena Dunham Is Seeking One Million Dollars For Her First Book

News by Benoît Lelièvre October 9, 2012
The creator and star of HBO's hit show "Girls" is shopping her first manuscript. The asking price? Just one million dollars.
J.K. Rowling's New Novel Posts Huge Sales

J.K. Rowling's New Novel Posts Huge Sales, No One Surprised

News by Rob Hart October 5, 2012
In its first six days on the market, 'The Casual Vacancy' has sold 375,000 copies, between print and digital.