Publishing News of the Week

Traditional News: 15-year-old gets a book deal for her YA memoir. Beth Lamb named associate publisher at Vintage. Digital news: B&N rethinks Nook after 34% drop in sales of the ereader and tablet. Even with B&N stocks dropping 17% as well, Jack Perry says we...

#AgentsDay

There are certain things I don’t really keep track of. For example: I couldn’t tell you who the latest Bachelor is. I couldn’t tell you if that show’s even on air right now. I was surprised to check my Twitter and discover that it was #AgentsDay. For me, this falls in...

Ellen Hopkins Gives Back to the World

When is a writers conference not a conference? When it’s the Ventana Sierra Advanced Writers Workshop, which I was proud to be a part of this past weekend in Carson City, Nevada. All profits from the weekend benefit bestselling YA author Ellen Hopkins’ non-profit...

Publishing News of the Week

Digital news: Apple claims to have 20% of the U.S. eBook market. Digital Book World explains the recent increase in eBook bestseller prices.   Traditional news: Publisher’s Lunch has updates of the DOJ’s trial against Apple. Dan Brown’s Inferno is...

Top Ten Ways to Make Your Manuscript Shine

I started out titling this “Top Ten Ways to Make Your Children’s Book Shine” but then realized that many of the ideas would certainly work for any age level you’re writing for. Because one of the biggest problems many writers encounter is...