News by Benoît Lelièvre October 29, 2012
It's official, Penguin and Random House have merged to create a new publishing superpower.
News by Dan Shewan October 25, 2012
Margaret Atwood and Naomi Alderman are working together to create 'The Happy Zombie Sunrise Home,' a collaborative story that is being serialized by Wattpad.
Column by Erin Reel October 24, 2012
Writers have more professional support available to them now than ever before. Erin Reel, The Lit Coach, breaks down the 3 most popular editorial services, giving you the benefits, red flags and more.
News by Dan Shewan October 19, 2012
Evangelical Christian author Rachel Held Evans claims her latest book will not be carried by a major Christian bookseller due to use of the word "vagina."
News by Kimberly Turner October 17, 2012
Johnny Depp has partnered with HarperCollins to launch his own book imprint. A Bob Dylan bio and an unpublished novel by folk singer Woody Guthrie are the first titles announced.
News by Rob Hart October 10, 2012
Byliner, a publisher focused on original fiction and nonfiction written to be "read in a single sitting," has just released a digital-only novella by one of the masters of crime fiction.
News by Benoît Lelièvre October 10, 2012
A new eBook is proposing a new, revolutionary way to read and experience literature. "The Silent History" is the novel that makes you travel.
News by Benoît Lelièvre October 9, 2012
The creator and star of HBO's hit show "Girls" is shopping her first manuscript. The asking price? Just one million dollars.
News by Rob Hart October 5, 2012
In its first six days on the market, 'The Casual Vacancy' has sold 375,000 copies, between print and digital.
News by Rob Hart October 3, 2012
Barnes & Noble stores, which are given leeway in what they can and can't stock, were ordering copies of books published by Amazon--prompting company executives to ask branches to pull the books.
News by Kimberly Turner
Vampires, dragons, and Hamlet? No. Awkward sex? Yes. The Poisoned Pencil and Carolrhoda Books are soliciting finished YA manuscripts. What they want might surprise you...
Column by Bree Ogden
I received so many fantastic questions this week! I couldn’t decide on just a few, so I’ve decided to go ahead and answer several of them, given the answers are not as intensive as usual.
News by Rob Hart September 11, 2012
Penguin terminated a contract with author Kiana Davenport because she self-published a collection of short stories. Cue Amazon, offering a contract much more to her liking.
Column by Kelly Thompson September 6, 2012
The final installment in a series about writing for comics & graphic novels. Part 4 discusses writer/artist agreements, and writer/artist collaboration.
News by Rob Hart August 30, 2012
Three publishers named in the eBook price fixing lawsuits will settle for $69 million--money that will go back to eBook buyers in the form of refunds. Tiny, tiny refunds.
News by Rob Hart August 30, 2012
Amazon will make its eBooks available to sites like Kobo and Barnes & Noble. Meanwhile, Kobo will partner with indie bookstores to sell eBooks--will they succeed where Google failed?
Column by Kelly Thompson August 14, 2012
The 3rd in a series about writing for comics & graphic novels. Part 3 continues to explore what you'll need for a professional comics pitch and details finding the right artist for your project.
News by John Jarzemsky August 13, 2012
Author Larry McMurtry is auctioning off nearly two thirds of his used and rare books collection housed in his Archer City business, Booked Up.
News by Rob Hart August 9, 2012
Beck will publish his next album with McSweeney's. It'll have booklets, lyrics and sheet music--but you need to play the songs yourself.
Column by Brandon Tietz August 8, 2012
In this first installment of the series, Brandon Tietz talks about the conception of his upcoming novel, 'Good Sex, Great Prayers,' and the subsequent proposal process.
Column by Douglas Coupland August 3, 2012
The Bestselling author of "Generation X" and "Girlfriend In A Coma" gives some simple advice picked up during his 25 years as a writer.
Column by Rob Hart July 31, 2012
Artists, musicians and writers are turning to Kickstarter to crowdfund the creation of their projects. Does it work?
News by Rob Hart July 24, 2012
The U.S. Department of Justice has been soliciting comments on its eBook price fixing lawsuit--and the agency has issued its response to said comments.
Ask The Agent: What State Of Completion Does Your Manuscript Have To Be In When You Start Querying, Query Letter Word Count and More!Column by Bree Ogden July 23, 2012
Navigating the rough terrain of today’s publishing industry shouldn’t be a solo event. This week in Ask the Agent, I’ll explore and dissect two of the industry’s mysteries, straight from the shoulder.