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...
Recordings of more than 30 of the best sessions of the ASJA Conference are now available. Said one attendee:...
We expect news sources in all media to report on fires, shootings, terrorism, train wrecks and tornados....
OPB's John Sepulvado recently interviewed me for a story on robo-journalism. The piece led with The Upshot's "Best and Worst Places to Grow Up," a dynamically written story which I also wrote about a couple of days of before. In both, I...
Christina Larmer, journalist, crime writer, says: "So there I was, a budding author with two manuscripts clogging up my hard-drive, an enthusiastic literary agent, and a phone that was ominously quiet. Depressingly so."
Threatening journalists over their reporting is not a new concept, but the age of electronic media has brought a new method of intimidation and harassment known as doxxing. Doxxing – named for docs or documents and also...
In a perfect world, every literary agent would be a fearless negotiator, working tirelessly to get the best possible book deals for his or her clients. But the world isn’t perfect. And sometimes an author’s career goes off the rails because their agent doesn’t...
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