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Self-Publishing is for "Control Freaks"

Something that’s becoming a sort of big deal in publishing is the reality of self publishing these days. No longer do authors need a big publisher to back them all the way to No. 825 more words

Ursula Le Guin Sets the Book Industry Straight

Ursula Le Guin pulls no punches in her acceptance speech at the National Book Awards. She talks about the commercialisation of writing and even reprimands her own publisher.

Social Media is the New Publishing House

Let’s face it: social media is what shapes the publishing industry.

Heck, it’s pretty much shaping every medium today (with the exception of knitting needles and frying pans). 517 more words


Free Fall Friday - Mish Mash

CALL FOR HOLIDAY ILLUSTRATIONS – Needs to be at least 500 pixels wide. Send to Kathy.temean (at) gmail.com.

I forgot to give you the date for when I will announce… 649 more words


Spectator Sport

As the Amazon v. Hachette drama drags on (and on and on), it seems like everyone has an opinion. Specifically, there seem to be two mindsets: One is advanced by the “old guard,” those who are involved in established publishing houses in one way or another, whether they’re a publisher, an author, or another bit player. 697 more words

Fame Doesn’t Make You a Writer

In a recent issue of The New Yorker, our favorite prestigious, elitist Conde Nast publication, Tom Hanks was given space to write a short story. 864 more words

Literary Agent 101: Behind the Scenes

It goes without saying: In order for an author to publish their work majorly (meaning to the Big House Publishers), one must acquire a literary agent. 1,038 more words


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