Tag Archives: publishing

Libraries vs. Bookstores: What’s the Deal?


Posted by Shayna Take on January 31, 2018

Many strong calls to support local bookstores have gone out in the world over the last several years, but where’s the love for local libraries? What if you don’t have the means to spend a substantial amount of money on books? If you have to pick between one or the other, what should you choose?

John Killacky’s “Embodied Voice: Video Narratives”


Posted by Kiera Hufford on January 19, 2018

Interview by Lenny Farrell   Editor’s Note: A retrospective of John R. Killacky’s videos will be on view Jan. 19 through Feb. 16, 2018 at the Champlain College Art Gallery. Killacky, executive director of the Flynn Center, has made numerous films and videos in his hybrid career.   The opening reception with the artist will

Women’s Corporate Battle: An Update of Publishing’s Status Quo


Posted by Charlotte Williams on January 10, 2018

It’s 2018. You might think we’re done talking about gender inequality. Back in 2016, one of our bloggers, Jessica Demarest, wrote a post highlighting some of the organizations dedicated to publishing the female voice. From VIDA to Catherine Nichols, these individuals drew attention to the inequalities in the publishing industry and made changes to combat

The Vitality of Small Presses


Posted by Shayna Take on November 22, 2017

Not only are independent publishers critical players in the publishing ecosystem, but they’re thriving in spite of those who challenge their necessity. Even though President Trump threatened a small press lifeline by declaring he would get rid of the NEA and the NHA, the House of Representatives approved a spending bill to continue providing funds

Jump-Starting a Career in Book Marketing


Posted by Maggie Bean on September 13, 2017

I took my first deep dive in publishing last summer as an editorial management intern with a corporate academic publisher. Ironically, I didn’t sit with the editorial staff; my cubicle was nestled in with the marketing people. Yes, academic journal marketing is different from book marketing, but after talking with the marketing employees and observing them

Are Sensitivity Readers Valuable to the Publishing Process?


Posted by Charlotte Williams on August 30, 2017

Have you ever heard of sensitivity readers? I hadn’t until a few months ago when I was stumbling around on the internet and came across a few articles discussing their relevancy. Sensitivity readers are what they sound like: people who are paid to read a novel and flag content that is offensive or inaccurately portrays

Artificial Intelligence Joins the Publishing World


Posted by Ashley Dible on August 2, 2017

At its core, artificial intelligence (AI) is all about collecting and analyzing data, similar to what we like to think of as the function of our human intelligence. AI has been dismissed as the content of science fiction for a long time, but lately it has been seeping deeper into our lives—and deeper into the

Are You Someone’s #MSWL?: Finding An Agent For Your Awesome New Novel


Posted by Elise Price on June 7, 2017

Writing a novel is hard. It takes dedication, self-motivation, and—if you’re anything like me—lots of caffeine and a heck of a lot of staring at blank pages. And if you’re even more like me, then you probably just can’t wait to write the ending and feel that wave of satisfaction, that comforting knowledge that you’re

Young Voices in Book Publishing


Posted by Ashley Dible on May 24, 2017

Sometimes it can feel a little like the younger generation is passing you by. Recently, an eight-year-old girl from Alabama, Nia Mya Reese, hit the Amazon bestseller list.  Young authors have always managed to capture attention, at times due to their impressive accomplishments for their age, and at times due to the material they were

Ask Yourself: Do We Really Need Small Presses?


Posted by Kiera Hufford on April 26, 2017

Small presses—otherwise known as indie publishers—are a lot of people’s go-to for their first novel, anthology, etc. Why? Because it’s hard to get a deal with one of the Big Five. They have to see potential in you as an author and, frankly, it’s a little intimidating—especially since they’re known to give unprecedented multi-million dollar