More people would read more books if they were shorter. Wouldn't you? More would pick up a 20-page book than a 500-page book, no? The thought of picking up a gigantic book hasn't crossed my mind since college — no matter how interesting it sounds. The majority of people...
If you're in a business, any business, that uses freelance...
The words on the book cover are in bold, italics or all-caps, meant to seduce shoppers: With a New Afterword. A New Preface by the Author. With a New Epilogue. Perhaps some people succumb.
People who work with words occasionally decide that if they can do one kind of writing, they can do another....
Children's book author and illustrator Sue Shanahan writes: There is nothing like snuggling a child in your arms while reading them a storybook, right? Thus began a three year process of submitting my books to publishers and agents. Over and over again, they were turned...
It's every editor's worst nightmare. You're on deadline. Stress is high. You’re racing toward the goal. Your eyes are crossing as you go over and over and over the material. What if you make an error, a typo – and it gets into print? And what if it gets printed...
Jennifer Magnuson, author of Peanut Butter and Naan, writes: "When I moved to India in 2010, I didn't consider myself a travel writer. I was a freelance essayist who wrote about family and social issues. Travel was a way to escape the mundane and perhaps fill a memory card...
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