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Reviewers & Critics: Isaac Fitzgerald of BuzzFeed Books

8.19.15

Isaac Fitzgerald, editor of BuzzFeed Books, talks about the growth of the site’s book review section, what a typical day in the BuzzFeed office looks like, and how the Internet has changed the discourse around books.

Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

9.01.13

With so many good books being published every month, some literary titles worth exploring can get lost in the stacks. Page One offers the first lines of a dozen recently released books, including David Vann's Goat Mountain and Jhumpa Lahiri's The Lowland, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

7.01.13

With so many good books being published every month, some literary titles worth exploring can get lost in the stacks. Page One offers the first lines of a dozen recently released books, including David Gilbert's & Sons and Lindsay Hunter's Don't Kiss Me, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

Story Collection as Form: Building a Book of Short Fiction

by Justin Taylor

The Literary Life

September/October 2015

<p>How does a story collection happen? Justin Taylor, the author of two short story collections, offers advice about the various ways in which to build a book of short fiction.</p>

Turning Down the Deal: A Crash Course in Publishing

by Mike Harvkey

The Practical Writer

September/October 2015

<p>A novelist and former fiction reviews editor at <i>Publishers Weekly</i> offers an industry insider’s perspective on how to publish a book on one’s own terms—even if it means turning down a deal.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Searching Indie Bookstore Shelves

8.19.15

Supporting local bookstores may have just gotten a little easier. A new digital tool called CityShelf allows users to search the shelves of independent bookstores in select cities throughout the country from their mobile devices. 

Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

6.17.15

With so many good books being published every month, some literary titles worth exploring can get lost in the stacks. Page One offers the first lines of a dozen recently released books, including Nick Flynn’s My Feelings and Rebecca Makkai’s Music for Wartime, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

Miwa Messer’s Great New Writers

4.15.15

The director of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers program talks about the process of searching for the “extraordinary storytelling” that makes a great new book.

Blurb Anxiety: The Sometimes Painful Process of Asking for Prepublication Praise

by Shelly Oria

The Practical Writer

May/June 2015

<p>Having to approach other authors, some with weighty reputations, and ask for the time-consuming favor of writing a blurb can be an unexpected source of anxiety. A debut author shares her experience with part of the publishing process that many writers don’t talk about.</p>

Posted 2.05.15

Publishing veteran Debra Englander gives an overview of the self-publishing process, followed by a conversation with literary agent Ted Weinstein—who represents Keith Devlin, NPR's Math Guy and author of numerous traditionally published books as well as the self-published title Leonardo and Steve: The Young Genius Who Beat Apple to Market by 800 Years—and publicist Amy Packard about the opportunities available to independent authors as well as the challenges they face.

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