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.

When It's Time to say "F*** It"

Column by Phil Jourdan March 14, 2014
When you're overwhelmed and insecure about your writing, and you focus on your image as a writer instead of your work, it's time to say "fuck it" and take a step back.

The Top 10 Reasons I May Have Rejected Your Short Story

Column by Susan DeFreitas March 6, 2014
Submitting short fiction to literary journals? Consider this your hit list (or shit list) for avoiding rejection.

Is Self-Publishing Good for You?

Column by Rob Blair Young February 26, 2014
Indie publishing has changed over the years, and is now a viable path to success. That said, it requires far more work (and especially non-writing work) than you may realize.

Is Print the Popular Kid Again?

Column by Leah Dearborn
Print was supposed to die with the new millennium, but a number of digital publications have recently opted to go against the grain and begin production of hard copy editions.
Paul Tremblay Signs Two Book, Six-Figure Contract with William Morrow

Paul Tremblay Signs Two Book, Six-Figure Contract with William Morrow

News by Sean May February 21, 2014
'The Little Sleep' author and friend of LitReactor has signed a six-figure deal with HarperCollins' William Morrow imprint.

‘Good Sex, Great Prayers’: A Journey in Publication (Part 6: Pre-order and Print Copies)

Column by Brandon Tietz
'Good Sex, Great Prayers' moves out of the production stage and onto pre-order.

The Path To Publication 2.0: This Thing Is Actually Happening

Column by Rob Hart February 18, 2014
It's for real this time.