Magazine Articles Tagged With publicity

Advice for Debut Authors, Tournament of Books Champion, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.31.16

Flint, Michigan, teen poets on the power of art; the Los Angeles Times appoints major writers as new book-critics-at-large; Afghani book drive helps build libraries in areas struck by violence; and other news. 

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The Savvy Self-Publisher: Vinnie Mirchandani’s The New Polymath

by Debra W. Englander

The Practical Writer

Posted 2.10.16

Debra W. Englander

Can the publishing industry’s traditional business model compete with today’s marketplace? The president of a technology advisory firm and self-published author tries to answer that question through an analyst’s lens. Literary agent Cynthia Zigmund and publicist Rob Nissen weigh in.

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Brand You: Questioning Self-Promotion

by Frank Bures

The Practical Writer

Posted 12.15.15

Frank Bures

A writer and branding expert discusses the art, the discomfort, and the necessity of self-promotion, as well as its evolution in the digital age.

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Reviewers & Critics: Michael Schaub

by Michael Taeckens

The Practical Writer

Posted 12.15.15

January/February 2016

The latest installment of Reviewers & Critics features Michael Schaub, an incisive—and hilarious—literary critic and former Bookslut contributor.

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The Savvy Self-Publisher: William Hertling’s Avogadro Corp

by Debra W. Englander

The Practical Writer

Posted 10.14.15

Debra W. Englander

A successful self-published novelist talks about how he used his background in programing and knowledge of artificial intelligence to write and market his best-selling techno thriller series. Editor Jessica Page Morrell and publicist Jessica Glenn weigh in and give advice to burgeoning self-publishers.

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The Savvy Self-Publisher: Clayton Smith's Apocalypticon

by Debra W. Englander

The Practical Writer

Posted 6.17.15

Debra W. Englander

Clayton Smith has self-published several books, including his latest novel, Apocalypticon, and used his experiences to cofound Dapper Press, a company that provides essential services like editing, design, and promotion to self-published authors. Editor Kim Bookless and publicist Lissy Peace weigh in on Smith’s process, and such self-publishing necessities.

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 4.15.15

May/June 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 Toni Morrison’s Gold Help the Child and Charles Simic’s The Lunatic, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

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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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Writing the Road: Advice for Touring Poets

by Travis Mossotti

The Practical Writer

Posted 2.10.15

Travis Mossotti

Scraping together funds and piling into vans, poets like Nick Demske, Kate Greenstreet, Ada Limón, Zachary Schomburg, and Joshua Marie Wilkinson take to the road for a different kind of book tour—one that puts human connection above book sales.

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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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