Magazine Articles Tagged With self-publishing

The Savvy Self-Publisher: Jonathan R. Miller’s The Two Levels

by Debra W. Englander

The Practical Writer

Posted 8.17.16

September/October 2016

In a continuing series, Deborah W. Englander consults an author and events manager, as well as a CEO of a book-marketing firm, to provide self-published author Jonathan R. Miller valuable book-industry advice on his novel The Two Levels.

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How to Pitch Yourself to Bookstores

by Lynn Rosen

The Practical Writer

Posted 6.14.16

Lynn Rosen

In the current publishing environment, much of the responsibility for promotion falls on the author. Bookstore co-owner Lynn Rosen offers five steps for authors to take when trying to create successful event partnerships with local bookstores.

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Big-Name Authors Venture Into Comics, Against Adverbs, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.23.16

Man Booker winner Han Kang on Korean literature and translation; Gabriel García Márquez’s ashes returned to Colombia; an interview with Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich; and other news

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The Savvy Self-Publisher: Vinnie Mirchandani's The Last Polymath

by Debra W. Englander

The Practical Writer

Posted 2.10.16

March/April 2016

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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Esquire’s Revamped Reading List, Poetry Previews, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.6.16

Life-changing books; Penguin Random House sells its self-publishing division; recent study shows people prefer books to their movie adaptations; and other news.

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The Savvy Self-Publisher: Portland 2015

Posted 12.17.15

Publishing veteran Debra Englander leads a conversation with self-published author William Hertling, editor Jessica Page Morel, and book publicist Jessica Glenn about the opportunities available to independent authors as well as the challenges they face, at Poets & Writers Live in Portland, Oregon, on October 17, 2015.

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Pushcart Prize Turns Forty

by Tara Jayakar

Online Exclusive

Online Only, posted 11.12.15

The Pushcart Prize, a venerable nonprofit award series and press, released its fortieth-anniversary prize anthology this month. On the eve of its release party, Poets & Writers staff looked into the history of the prize, and what has kept "one of the last bastions of non-corporate writing" alive and well over the years.

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

by Debra W. Englander

The Practical Writer

Posted 10.14.15

November/December 2015

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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Growing a Literary Garden, the Art of the Sex Scene, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.26.15

What to read in the dog days of summer; libraries on bikes; a children's book that induces hypnosis; and other news.

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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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