Items Tagged With commercial publishers

Selling Your Story Collection: When They Really Want Your Novel

by Michael Bourne

The Practical Writer

Posted 4.13.16

Michael Bourne

An author, an agent, a publisher, and an editor explore the often difficult path to selling a story collection—when what most publishers want is a novel.


Hachette Buys Perseus, World’s Tiniest Book, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.2.16

Emory University opens Seamus Heaney letters archive to public; rewriting adoption stories; Valley of the Dolls at fifty; and other news.


Reviewers & Critics: Isaac Fitzgerald of BuzzFeed Books

by Michael Taeckens

The Practical Writer

Posted 8.19.15

September/October 2015

Isaac Fitzgerald, editor of BuzzFeed Books, talks about the growth of the site’s book review section, what a typical day in the BuzzFeed office looks like, and how the Internet has changed the discourse around books.


Agents & Editors: Jennifer Joel

by Michael Szczerban


Posted 2.10.15

March/April 2015

Jennifer Joel, whose clients include Chris Cleave, Joe McGinniss Jr., Evan Osnos, and Shonda Rhimes, talks about the difference between selling fiction and nonfiction, what inspires her to go the extra mile for her authors, and what writers should really want out of publishing.