Whether you end up distributing your own prose or poetry at a reading or collecting the work of your friends in limited editions, these instructions on how to create and bind your own chapbooks offer hours of bookmaking fun.
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Lucetta Zaytoun discusses the process of self-publishing her debut memoir, It’s Already Tomorrow Here, last year. A publicist and a publishing consultant offer their advice on design, distribution, and long-term marketing strategies to the author.
James Merrill House designated National Landmark; a profile of BuzzFeed’s Saeed Jones; ten books to read in November; and other news.
In a continuing series, Deborah W. Englander consults an author and events manager, as well as a CEO of a book-marketing firm, to provide self-published author Jonathan R. Miller valuable book-industry advice on his novel The Two Levels.
In the current publishing environment, much of the responsibility for promotion falls on the author. Bookstore co-owner Lynn Rosen offers five steps for authors to take when trying to create successful event partnerships with local bookstores.
Man Booker winner Han Kang on Korean literature and translation; Gabriel García Márquez’s ashes returned to Colombia; an interview with Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich; and other news
Can the publishing industry’s traditional business model compete with today’s marketplace? The president of a technology advisory firm and self-published author tries to answer that question through an analyst’s lens. Literary agent Cynthia Zigmund and publicist Rob Nissen weigh in.
Life-changing books; Penguin Random House sells its self-publishing division; recent study shows people prefer books to their movie adaptations; and other news.
The Pushcart Prize, a venerable nonprofit award series and press, released its fortieth-anniversary prize anthology this month. On the eve of its release party, Poets & Writers staff looked into the history of the prize, and what has kept "one of the last bastions of non-corporate writing" alive and well over the years.