What I Learned During My Time Away From Social Media

Column by Michael David Wilson September 9, 2016 (2) comments
The key lessons learned while abstaining from social media for fourteen days.

When Writers Do It Wrong: The Top 10 Ways To Annoy Your Twitter Followers

Column by Annie Neugebauer September 8, 2016 (2) comments
Tweet less. Tweet better. Tweet relevantly. And for the love of all that is holy, stop annoying your followers. Here’s the 10 most annoying things I see writers do on Twitter, plus how to fix them.
Facebook Says The Written Word Is Coming To An End

Facebook Says The Written Word Is Coming To An End

News by Peter Derk June 16, 2016 (5) comments
Is Facebook right? Is the written word on its death bed?

Here's How Much Buzzfeed Book Quizzes Know About You

Column by Peter Derk
They know everything about you. But do they know everything about what you read?

When You No Longer Have Room For Another Bookshelf: Confessions of a Book Addict

Column by Max Booth III January 19, 2016 (3) comments
A guide to living a healthier book-buying life.

8 Ways To Fix Your Social Media Screw-Up

Column by Peter Derk January 6, 2016 (2) comments
You're an author who screwed up on social media. What do you do next, hotshot? What do you do?

10 Really Obnoxious Things Writers Do

Column by Rob Hart September 8, 2015 (15) comments
The title says it all. Buckle up. Put on your helmet. Rob Hart is about to hurt some feelings.

7 Reasons Why A Mailing List Is More Important Than Social Media

Column by Michael David Wilson
A case for using an email list over social media to communicate with your audience.

25 Book Marketing Ideas for the Desperate and Shameless: Field Test

Column by Peter Derk August 20, 2015 (2) comments
When Max Booth III suggested 25 desperate marketing ideas, it was only a matter of time until someone tried them out.
Hunting

On The Hunt: Product Hunt Launches Book Service

News by Peter Derk
Curation site Product Hunt launches new Books section.
Amazon Simplifies Bothering People With Book Quotes

Amazon Simplifies Bothering People With Book Quotes

News by Peter Derk
Amazon adds super social sharing options to its Kindle for Android app.

F. Scott Fitzgerald reviews 'Rich Kids of Instagram'

Column by Cath Murphy June 17, 2015 (3) comments
F. Scott Fitzgerald reviews 'Rich Kids of Instagram' by Maya Sloan.

Literary Parody Accounts

Column by Emily Rose Lathrop
Literary parody accounts are on the rise on social media platforms. Are they good for more than just a chuckle?

25 Book Marketing Ideas for the Desperate and Shameless

Column by Max Booth III May 29, 2015 (8) comments
A marketing guide for those who no longer care if they're arrested.
Sad Twitter User Pens Book

Sad Twitter User Pens Book

News by Raine Winters May 20, 2015 (2) comments
@SoSadToday has a tweet for every life problem.

Faust, Facebook, and the Future of Media

Column by Leah Dearborn May 8, 2015 (1) comments
Facebook has been in talks with a number of news organizations over the past year. Instead of posting links to outside content on Facebook, the social media giant wants to become a primary publisher.
Twitter Fiction Festival Launches Next Week

Twitter Fiction Festival Launches Next Week

News by Raine Winters
Everybody get ready to refresh your Twitter feeds!
‘Hot Dudes Reading’ Attracts over 300K Followers

Instagram Account Featuring ‘Hot Dudes Reading’ Attracts over 300K Followers

News by Raine Winters
Anonymous New York City residents have garnered popularity through photos of cute men reading on the subway.

Breaking Down the Facebook Terms and Conditions Update — 2015

Column by Jessica Meddows
Facebook updated their privacy policies and terms and conditions in January this year. We explain what this means for users on a practical level.
Snapchat: The New Publishing Platform?

Snapchat: The New Publishing Platform?

News by Peter Derk January 29, 2015 (1) comments
Snapchat has unveiled its new service, Discover, which allows for longer pieces and sponsored stories from magazines and news sources.

A Generation of People Shunned Standards in Writing and Journalism...You Won't BELIEVE What Happened Next!

Column by John Jarzemsky December 19, 2014 (1) comments
The Internet has given everybody a voice, but are we being conscientious enough about the way we're talking to one another?

The Ethical Author

Column by Dean Fetzer December 17, 2014 (1) comments
Do we have a responsibility to our readers to behave ethically when we market our books?
#TakeMyMoney: Hachette Sells Books Through Twitter

#TakeMyMoney: Hachette Sells Books Through Twitter

News by Peter Derk
Hachette's got a new scheme for selling books. Introducing the Twitter "BUY" button.

In Defense of Chelsea Cain

Column by Peter Derk October 2, 2014 (6) comments
Chelsea Cain was involved in a minor Facebook dustup. Let's clear the air and settle another, long-overdue score.
An Interview with Christopher Moore

My Cats Never Learned to Read: An Interview with Christopher Moore

Interview by Max Booth III July 2, 2014 (1) comments
Christopher Moore stops by and talks writing, marketing, and the importance of research.