Poet Reagan Upshaw argues for self-publishing as a common sense strategy for connecting with readers.
A new study suggests back-lit tablet devices may be the best choice for readers with macular degeneration; ten rewards and risks to consider before self-publishing; Jason Pontin explores how "authoring tools can suggest novel styles of writing"; and other news.
Amazon Publishing intends to purchase genre publisher Avalon Books, including its back catalog of three thousand titles; filmmaker John Waters hitchhiked across the United States gathering material for a new book; Moneyball author Michael Lewis recounts to Princeton's class of 2012 how he left a high-paying job to write his first book; and other news.
Laura Miller weighs in on the state of literary criticism; BuzzFeed rounded up thirty writing tips from acclaimed authors, including Elmore Leonard, Toni Morrison, and Edgar Allan Poe; the New York Times examines the growing enterprise of self-publishing; and other news.
The Chicago Police Department has begun a voluntary writing workshop for officers; Melissa Febos interviews poet and professional dog trainer Susie DeFord about the pros and cons of self-publishing; ten suggested pairings of local craft beers with independent bookshops; and other news.
In light of Alice Munro’s Nobel Prize in literature, the Millions offers a guide to the beloved Canadian author; Bowker announced self-published titles increased 59 percent in 2012; Flavorwire highlights the musings of a teenage F. Scott Fitzgerald; and other news.
A new study indicates that reading literature improves empathy and social skills; the Guardian looks at the life and work of the great Max Perkins; Lisa Alber details her bumpy road to publication; and other news.
Bestselling author Hugh Howey explains the spiritual benefits of self-publishing; poet Gregory Orr reveals the personal transformation behind his literary evolution; National Book Awards' distinguished ‘5 Under 35’ list features all women; and other news.
Why novelists fear writing negative reviews; Beth Kephart explores the power of memoirs; Maya Angelou honored by the National Book Foundation for her literary contributions; and other news.