Magazine Articles Tagged With bookselling

Searching Indie Bookstore Shelves

by Rachael Hanel

News and Trends

Posted 8.19.15

September/October 2015

Supporting local bookstores may have just gotten a little easier. A new digital tool called CityShelf allows users to search the shelves of independent bookstores in select cities throughout the country from their mobile devices. 

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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.

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Story Collection as Form: Building a Book of Short Fiction

by Justin Taylor

The Literary Life

Posted 8.19.15

Justin Taylor

How does a story collection happen? Justin Taylor, the author of two short story collections, offers advice about the various ways in which to build a book of short fiction.

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Turning Down the Deal: A Crash Course in Publishing

by Mike Harvkey

The Practical Writer

Posted 8.19.15

Mike Harvkey

A novelist and former fiction reviews editor at Publishers Weekly offers an industry insider’s perspective on how to publish a book on one’s own terms—even if it means turning down a deal.

 

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 6.17.15

July/August 2015

With so many good books being published every month, some literary titles worth exploring can get lost in the stacks. Page One offers the first lines of a dozen recently released books, including Nick Flynn’s My Feelings and Rebecca Makkai’s Music for Wartime, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

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Miwa Messer’s Great New Writers

by Cat Richardson

News and Trends

Posted 4.15.15

May/June 2015

The director of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers program talks about the process of searching for the “extraordinary storytelling” that makes a great new book.

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Blurb Anxiety: The Sometimes Painful Process of Asking for Prepublication Praise

by Shelly Oria

The Practical Writer

Posted 4.15.15

Shelly Oria

Having to approach other authors, some with weighty reputations, and ask for the time-consuming favor of writing a blurb can be an unexpected source of anxiety. A debut author shares her experience with part of the publishing process that many writers don’t talk about.

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The Savvy Self-Publisher: San Francisco 2015

Posted 2.5.15

Publishing veteran Debra Englander gives an overview of the self-publishing process, followed by a conversation with literary agent Ted Weinstein—who represents Keith Devlin, NPR's Math Guy and author of numerous traditionally published books as well as the self-published title Leonardo and Steve: The Young Genius Who Beat Apple to Market by 800 Years—and publicist Amy Packard about the opportunities available to independent authors as well as the challenges they face.

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Byron’s Modern Vampire, Postmodernism for Children, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.27.14

Dundee International Book Prize winner announced; Dylan Thomas’s reputation in Wales; Maryland bookstore donates to international charities; and other news.

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The Aha! Moment: McSweeney’s Poetry Series editor Dominic Luxford

by Michael Bourne

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

Michael Bourne

McSweeney’s Poetry Series editor Dominic Luxford reveals what made him notice, and then decide to publish, Arif Gamal’s poetry collection, Morning in Serra Mattu: A Nubian Ode.

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