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How Working in Publishing Made Me Appreciate Books More

A reader explains why working in the publishing industry made him appreciate the value of a book more.

Publications About Publishing: Books About the Industry That Sets Us All Alight

If your passion for the written word extends into the industry that gets books on the shelves, check out these excellent books about publishing.

There’s Something Wrong With UK Kids Book Publishing

A new report released by CLPE and Booktrust, which reviewed children’s books published in the UK during 2017, has thrown the ...

Books Need “Previously On” Segments, Too

A call for new books in a series to have a "previously on" section so we don't have to re-read the previous books.

On BEA and Looking Critically at Publisher Promotions

The first of a two-part piece taking a hard look at publishing and diversity through the lens of this year's Book Expo America.

Fairness and Writing: Facing Realities as a WOC in Modern Publishing

On a Neo-Nazi getting a book deal while marginalized voices continue to be ignored.

Gendered Genre Terminology: Books for Men

via GIPHY Let’s talk about men for a minute. The poor dears. We women get all these fancy terms to ...

6 Things To Show To People Who Say The Book is Dead

Tired of hearing about the death of the book? Yeah, me too. So I did a little digging and found ...

Tips For Getting Published

Welcome to the Dear Book Nerd podcast, a bi-weekly show that answers YOUR questions about life, love, and literature! My special guest co-host this week is the wise and wonderful Brooks Sherman, literary agent. Brooks and I discuss all things publishing: how to go about finding the right literary agent, whether or not self-publishing is a good choice for you, how to write an effective query letter, how to NOT get discouraged during this tough process, and much more. If you're looking to get published or are just interested in the topic, be sure to give it a listen!

Why We Still Need Publishers

I wrote a post over at Insatiable Booksluts recently that drew some attention from unexpected places. The post was a ...

All the Surprises (Both Good and Bad) From This Year’s VIDA Count

I look forward to The VIDA Count every year, which basically boils down to a series of pie charts that ...

Your 25 Favorite Authors of Color

Inspired by a recent study by Lee & Low Books which revealed that of 124 authors who made the New York ...

The Heyday of YA: An Interview with Lizzie Skurnick

Like many readers, I was psyched to hear that Lizzie Skurnick (who you may know from her blog The Old ...

Are There Books Too Private to Publish?

I heard a review this week on NPR of Flannery O’ Connor’s A Prayer Journal. The book highlights long form prayers ...

Who is the Real Digital Villain: Amazon or Publishers?

In a tent in Edinburgh’s Charlotte Square a gentleman is being flogged. His crime? He is a publisher. His assailants? ...