Category Archives: Publishing

Ask Yourself: Do We Really Need Small Presses?

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 […]

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Playing in the Game of Exploitation

Writing can be a dangerous business—especially when you’re inexperienced. Young writers are hungry for exposure and for opportunities to make themselves known, and I’ll openly admit that I’m no exception. Seeing my name in a byline is satisfying, no matter where the piece is published, and it’s a feeling I haven’t gotten tired of.   […]

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buyouts

How Corporate Buyouts Become a Diversity Issue

Last year, Ashgate Publishing officially closed after it was bought out by the larger company Informa, owner of the Taylor & Francis publishing house, in 2015.   The company opened its doors in 1967 and was based in the United Kingdom, with an office in London as well as a US-based office in Burlington, Vermont. […]

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The Unique Position of Our Generation

Self-publishing is on the rise. Brick-and-mortar stores are going out of business. Amazon and ebooks are becoming more popular. Already-established authors are having trouble getting novels published the traditional way and are searching for new options. So what does all this mean for us up-and-coming writers?   Because of the advancements in technology, authors can […]

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crowdfunding

When Publishing Really Gets Collaborative: Crowdfunding for Writers

As a college senior studying writing and publishing, I’ve spent much of the past four years weighing the benefits and drawbacks of traditional and self-publishing. Which is more cost-effective? How long does either process take? Which experience is more fulfilling as a first-time author? Sometimes, it seems like there are too many questions to count, […]

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textbooks

Dear Professors: Choose Open Textbooks, Please

I love getting new books. New textbooks, though? Those are another story. And it’s not just because I don’t find them as interesting as the books I might read for pleasure; it’s because textbooks are, for the most part, outrageously priced.   The College Board suggests that college students budget about $1,200 a year just […]

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Publishing and Procrastination: A Managing Editor’s Guide

Champlain Publishing is helping Alumna Colleen Rooney publish a collection of essays written by Champlain students. It’s called Publishing: Digitized and Personalized, and it’ll be out in the world Feb. 3. We’re going to have a big party at Champlain that day. You’re invited.   So last month, as is apparently my way, I sat […]

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scientific publishing in india

Scientific Publishing Opens Doors in India

If there’s anything U.S. writers take for granted, it’s a place to publish their work. There’s definitely no guarantee it will ever see the light of day, but usually there’s at least one company to send it to. We’re lucky because this isn’t the case for other writers and scientists around the world who want […]

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Print Magazines Tackle New Challenges, And Some of Them Win

When was the last time you stopped at a newsstand to pick up a new magazine? What about the last time you received a magazine subscription in the mail? For me personally, it’s been awhile.   It’s not like nobody is buying magazines anymore. Big brands like Better Homes and Gardens, owned by Meredith Corporation, […]

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