Readers Do Not Owe Writers Anything

Column by Max Booth III January 8, 2015
Every new book is a first date trying to convince the reader to take it home and get naked.

Path to Publication 3.4: Gearing Up For A Big Year, and How Deadlines Change Everything

Column by Rob Hart January 5, 2015
The second book is done, and even has a release date. We're still six months out from the first book's release. There's a lot to look forward to, but still a lot of work to do.

The Ethical Author

Column by Dean Fetzer December 17, 2014
Do we have a responsibility to our readers to behave ethically when we market our books?
Hachette and Amazon Freeze Over Hell, Come To Agreement

Hachette and Amazon Freeze Over Hell, Come To Agreement

News by Peter Derk
After a period of controversy and questionable business practices all around, Hachette and Amazon sign eBook agreement.

Path to Publication 3.3: On Editing, And A Little On Blurbs

Column by Rob Hart November 6, 2014
My edits came in—and they were good! I talk a bit about doing the final pass edit on my novel, locking it into place, and moving onto the next thing—as well as a bit about blurbs...

Self-Publishing is Basically the YouTube of Literature

Column by Brandon Tietz October 22, 2014
Even after going mainstream, self-publishing is still associated with a myriad of stigmas. Here's a few to consider before you make the leap.

Five Terrifying Things About Getting Published

Column by Ed Sikov October 17, 2014
You think that getting published would be a joyous occasion. Think again. It's a horror show.

Path to Publication 3.2: So Much Is Happening

Column by Rob Hart October 6, 2014
Cover, TV rights, sequel, synopses... oh my!

Why Are Textbooks So Fucking Expensive?

Column by Leah Dearborn September 4, 2014
Differing studies have found that the average U.S. student spends between $600 and $1,200 a year on textbooks and supplies. What exactly makes textbooks so expensive?

Path to Publication 3.1: Second Time's the Charm!

Column by Rob Hart September 3, 2014
Negotiations are complete. Contract is signed and in the mail. Nobody died. I'd call that a win.

Path to Publication 3.0: I Have A Book Deal Again!

Column by Rob Hart August 5, 2014
Time to put the gears of war back into motion.
Ask The Agent with Bree Ogden

The Return of Ask The Agent with Bree Ogden - Now Taking Your Questions!

News by Bree Ogden August 4, 2014
Ask The Agent, with Bree Ogden, is now open for business! Submit your questions about the publishing industry today.

The Five Predicted Outcomes of Hachette vs. Amazon

Column by Daniel Hope July 2, 2014
There are plenty of ideas about what will happen as a result of the Hachette and Amazon negotiations. We breakdown the most common predictions.
Get To Know The Late Felix Dennis

Get To Know The Late Felix Dennis

News by Peter Derk June 24, 2014
Eclectic, eccentric Publisher Felix Dennis passed away at age 67.

Does Size Matter? A Treatise on Big Books

Column by Leah Dearborn June 24, 2014
They say not to judge a book by its cover, but what about the thickness of its binding?

Good Sex, Great Prayers: A Journey in Publication (Part 7: Release Party, Reviews, and a Fond Farewell)

Column by Brandon Tietz June 23, 2014
The seventh and final installment of the "Good Sex, Great Prayers" series covers the release party, reviews, and parting thoughts of the author.

Be Cool: How Not To Be a Diva Debut Author

Column by Erin Reel June 20, 2014
The transition from unknown writer to debut author can be a socially awkward one. Inevitably, you're bound to make a few faux pas. Make enough of them and you bear the risk of being labeled a "Diva."

Path to Publication 2.4: Going From A Two Book Deal To A Zero Book Deal

Column by Rob Hart June 20, 2014
And my book deal just got cancelled.

Path to Publication 2.3: Sequelitis

Column by Rob Hart May 27, 2014
I've sold the sequel to my debut novel! This has me thinking a lot about sequels — the upsides and the downsides. Mostly the downsides, because that's what I'm trying to avoid.
Hachette Job: Amazon Versus Publisher

Hachette Job: Amazon Versus Publisher

News by Peter Derk May 13, 2014
Amazon has been delaying shipment of titles and employing other dirty tactics to get a leg up in negotiations with Hachette.

Path to Publication 2.2: On Being A Writer And Having Poor Impulse Control

Column by Rob Hart April 21, 2014
In this installment, we talk marketing, live readings, and why it was real dumb to buy an XBox One before finishing the draft of my next book.

Indie Press Spotlight: Red Hen Press

Column by Brian McGackin
Meet your new favorite Indie Press.
Jimmy Carter: Unstoppable Publishing Juggernaut

Jimmy Carter: Former President, Current Unstoppable Publishing Juggernaut

News by Peter Derk April 2, 2014
A quick look at a handful of Jimmy Carter's whopping 28 books. Who knew?

Telling Tales on the Publishing Industry

Column by Jonathan Wood March 19, 2014
Jonathan Wood talks about the long and inspiring journey to get his debut novel, 'No Hero' to press.

Path to Publication 2.1: Readings, Book Trailers, and Why I Loved AWP So Much It Hurt

Column by Rob Hart March 18, 2014
I was going to write about the follow-up to my first novel, but instead I'm going to talk about AWP.