Libraries as Publishers? Take that Dewey Decimal!

We applaud every time a group of publishing professionals steps outside their comfort zone and tries something new. In this case, a public library system will publish their first ebook and they’re casting a wide net for submissions! The as-yet-untitled ebook...

A Word of Praise for SCBWI

If you’re a children’s book writer, you should be familiar with SCBWI. The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, or SCBWI, has loads of resources for new, aspiring, and established children’s book authors and illustrators. SCBWI is an...

Why Mysteries Are My Favorite

It’s my favorite time of year, a time when the air turns crisp, everything is apple or pumpkin flavored, TV shows and movies have long-anticipated premieres, and many of the best books of the year hit the shelves. It’s the time when a pumpkin can mean...

The Power of Unlawful Heroes and Heroines

Guest blog by Tricia Skinner, Author of Angel Kin — the Kindle Daily Deal at Amazon.com TODAY for $0.99! Black Widow. Captain Jack Sparrow. V. Nikita. Sarah Connor. Jericho Barrons in Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series, or Zoe in Firefly. What they all have...

The Rise of New Adult

A recent Publishers Weekly article began: “The category that drew sneers five years ago has become a full-on phenomenon.” I signed my first New Adult manuscript in early 2009 mostly as a passion project, but I could also see that undergrads and recent...