A poet and author offers tips for how to find and collaborate with a growing group of independent publicists who work specifically with poets and small press authors and whose help is available for far less than high-profile publicists.
A historical novelist discusses her experiences in self-publishing; an editor and publicist weigh in.
An entrepreneur self-publishes a book about the failure of his business. An editor and publicist weigh in.
Vinnie Kinsella shares the process of self-publishing an essay anthology, Fashionably Late: Gay, Bi, and Trans Men Who Came Out Later in Life. An editor and a publicist weigh in.
Lucetta Zaytoun discusses the process of self-publishing her debut memoir, It’s Already Tomorrow Here. A publicist and a publishing consultant offer their advice on design, distribution, and long-term marketing strategies to the author.
After publishing several books with less-than-thrilling covers, a veteran author shares advice on how and when to meddle with the book-design process—without alienating your publisher.
Ta-Nehisi Coates on writing the Black Panther comics; Guggenheim fellowships announced; the biases in marketing African fiction; and other news.
On the craft choices of debut novelists; BuzzFeed launches section for new writing; missing Hong Kong editor returns; and other news.
A successful self-published novelist talks about how he used his background in programing and knowledge of artificial intelligence to write and market his best-selling techno thriller series. Editor Jessica Page Morrell and publicist Jessica Glenn weigh in and give advice to burgeoning self-publishers.
Clayton Smith has self-published several books, including his latest novel, Apocalypticon, and used his experiences to cofound Dapper Press, a company that provides essential services like editing, design, and promotion to self-published authors. Editor Kim Bookless and publicist Lissy Peace weigh in on Smith’s process, and such self-publishing necessities.