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The Vitality of Small Presses

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 […]

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Jump-Starting a Career in Book Marketing

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 […]

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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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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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Author Spotlight: Kara Joyce Talks Writing Forums

Champlain Publishing’s latest project, Publishing: Digitized and Personalized, is set to launch on February 3. This particular collection of essays explores aspects of the publishing industry as it expands into a digital world. With topics ranging from digital printing to crowdfunding, this anthology is sure to teach you quite a bit about the adaptations publishing has […]

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Snapchat’s Growing Into a Better Publishing Platform

Snapchat, the five-year-old social media platform that allows users to send brief photos of themselves to their friends, released an update in early June that broadened its Discover section and advanced the app as a publishing platform. But how can Snapchat possibly become a publishing platform? Good question.   I had been avoiding the update […]

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Shedding Light on the Publishing Industry

“Print is dead.”

 

You’ve probably heard this before. Many believe this statement is the end-all for this form of publishing. On the other hand, there are publishers everywhere breathing a sigh of relief as they read of the abatement of the eBook trend. The constant tug-of-war between these mediums points to a larger problem: the out-dated, over-complicated, and increasingly expansive system through which people publish their written work. Of course, we can point to the emergence of new technologies and industries as a primary reason for the convolutedness of the publishing industry. But what can be done? Continue reading

Ladies of the Book World

When the phone rings in the tiny, rustically decorated office home to Patriot Construction, my mother is usually the one to answer. While my father manages the field work, making site visits and presenting to clients, my mother is in charge of all things “business.” She writes the contracts, balances the books, and signs the checks. But when clients call in with questions about any of these things, they insist on speaking with my father. Why? Because he’s a man.

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