Literary agent David Gernert discusses the bookstore as a key to our culture, what it's like to work with John Grisham, and how big changes in the industry are affecting authors' incomes.
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In this cautionary tale, a creative nonfiction author shares her own experiences in order to highlight the potential risks of hiring a freelance publicist.
Freelance publicist Michelle Blankenship responds to Susan Kushner Resnick's "The Heartbreak of Publicity," pointing out the importance—and the inherent uncertainty—of publicity.
Luc Sante reflects on the colorful life of iconic musician and poet Lou Reed; author Lionel Shriver discusses the current mode of success for writers; the last poem by Seamus Heaney; and other news.
Barnes & Noble announced its Nook revenues would not meet expectations; J. Robert Lennon explains why some writers strive to be rock star musicians; Ploughshares advises how to get out of the slush pile; and other news.
Three authors who followed very different paths to publication in 2011 speak about what they learned after their books were published, including hard lessons about publicity and reviews, readings and events, and advertising and sales.
Melville House wonders when publishers will speak out about Amazon; New York City's Algonquin Hotel announced that when it reopens this spring after a renovation, the famed Oak Room will be gone; E. B. White answers a charge levied by the ASPCA; and more
Geoffrey Bartholomew, poet and head bartender at McSorley’s Old Ale House, New York City’s famous saloon, reveals how he sold five thousand copies of his self-published poetry collection while pushing pints from behind the bar.
While other social networking sites are useful for playful community-building, LinkedIn provides a place for professional writers to focus on sincerity when creating connections.
Public relations consultant Lauren Cerand offers tips for how to use Twitter to promote yourself and your writing, engage with your readers, and stay current on the publishing and literary scenes.