Today we interviewed Katie of Katie’s Book Blog, a blog that offers in-depth book reviews for those looking to find a good read. Whether you’re an author looking to pitch a book or an avid book blogger fan, Katie talks to us about some of her favorite books as well as what it takes to grab her attention when...
With slumping book sales for most book publishing houses, the blame game has become a favorite pastime for an industry that demands to know who’s at fault. Sales may blame marketing, marketing may blame editorial, editorial may blame the author and the author more times than not, blames the in-house publicity department for shooting blanks (or maybe for not shooting...
Today we interviewed Wendy of CaribousMom, a blog that offers in-depth book reviews for those looking to find a good read. Whether you’re an author looking to pitch a book or an avid book blogger fan, Wendy talks to us about some of her favorite books as well as what it takes to grab her attention when submitting a...
David Nudo – Former VP & Publisher of Publishers Weekly Edward Nawotka – Editor in Chief of Publishing Perspectives Neal Boulton — Former Editor of Men’s Fitness; Founding Editor BastardLife.com, HeroinLife.com; development editor for redesigns of The Los Angeles Times and Shape. Bill Gladstone – Veteran literary agent Linda Duggins – Director of Multicultural Publicity at Hachette Amy Cheney – YALSA Quick Picks Committee...
Kelley Armstrong chats with us about her Otherworld series, as well as the success of eBook technology. Check out her website at www.kelleyarmstrong.com. What inspired you to write your latest book? It’s a direct sequel to the previous one, Waking the Witch. That’s a first for The Otherworld, where the books are usually standalone adventures. While the main plot of Waking...
We’re cute, we’re cuddly and it’s fun to tell your friends and family that your new boo is a writer—the title just smacks of microphone-in-your-face, get-to-the-bottom-of-it, Geraldo-like action, no? But being in a relationship with a novelist, journalist or author is really a test of any non-editorial person’s love, patience and good common sense. I can admit that we...
Writers’ lives are tough enough these days without their publishers treating them like idiots. So: working on the principle that happy authors (or at least not-furious ones) are easier to work with, here’s a really basic checklist of things that publishers should never again do /say to authors. Because—guess what—WE ARE NOT IDIOTS! Have a marketing person talk to...
hate to sound like a bitch, though I’ll admit that I also hate not sounding like a bitch, as always acting like the nice girl usually makes for a boring, and phony, conversation. But recently my colleague Betsy Lerner wrote a post on her popular eponymous blog, asking simply what writers wanted from their agents, and it reminded...
Richard Curtis is probably one of the most respected people in the book publishing industry. He’s incredibly smart, wise and a true visionary who foresaw the eBook revolution years before the masses. In today’s audio interview with the veteran literary agent and Publisher of eReads, he discusses with us the true pros and cons authors need to keep in mind...
Wattpad Presents: The Gatekeepers Discovery Writing Awards The Gatekeepers Post is hosting a contest for YA authors on Wattpad.com! Here’s How It Works! Round 1: Post the first 50 pages of your YA novel onto Wattpad by March 30th. The top 100 entries with the most votes by March 30th will be read by The Gatekeepers Post Staff. The story cannot have...