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  • The Importance of Scholarship

    Two leaders of the Association of American University Presses explain why facts matter in the Age of Alternative Facts.

  • Writers and Their Readers—And Their Feelings

    Author Chloe Benjamin considers the value of reviews and reader feedback in an age of endlessly available opinions.

  • Muslim Women Speak Out In Sabrina Mahfouz's New Book

    The Muslim Arab playwright on her anthology, which collects the stories and voices of women of Muslim heritage.

  • Why Macmillan Is Leaving the Flatiron

    Two St. Martin’s Press executive editors discuss the good reasons for moving offices from the iconic New York building.

  • Dar Williams Has Some Suggestions for Bookstores

    "Bookstores have always been about more than books," the songwriter says. She would know. She's seen plenty over years of touring. Here's what she's learned.

  • We Three Kings County Booksellers

    After Brooklyn lost a trio of bookstores in 2016 and early 2017, three new ones have risen up in their place. This are their stories.

  • Using TV to Sell Your Books

    Craig Johnson, the bestselling author of the Longmire series, ruminates on the power of television adaptations to sell book series.

  • The Sex Book, My Wife, and Me

    A writer and his wife confront the research required for his book about sex, with a tip from Nan and Gay Talese.

  • I'm Writing a Book. Does That Mean I Have to Tweet About It?

    A satirist bemoans the need for a social media presence as she tries to get back into the literary game.

  • If Children's Authors Ruled the World

    A kids' books author makes a case, in 13 parts, for why her fellow children's authors and illustrators have what it takes to run the world—or at least the country.

  • Book Publishers Need to Look Beyond Google

    A data science company CEO explains why there isn’t a one-size-fits-all search engine optimization strategy for book publishers.

  • How Audiobook Narrators Became My Friends

    A self-help audiobook fan contemplates the relationships she develops with the readers of the audiobooks she listens to—and wishes she had the means to follow through on their advice.

  • A Case for Multimedia Storytelling

    A teacher and editor of a digital journal argues for interactive media's importance in publishing.

  • The Disorganized Novelist's Guide to Outlines

    Introducing Erika Raskin's formula for structuring a narrative, custom tailored to the organizationally challenged novelist.

  • The Best Place for Comics? The Classroom.

    Retired third grade teacher Susan Shafer argues for graphic novels and other books heavy on visuals as a vital teaching tool in today’s classroom.

  • Women Booksellers Rule

    Librarian and writer Rosalind Reisner discovers a Depression-era quiz for women booksellers—and finds that not much has changed when dealing with book buyers.

  • Publishing’s Bright Future (Really!)

    Courtney Maum, humorist and author of the satirical novel 'Touch,' mines her history working as a trend forecaster to predict a coming boom in books.

  • The Boy Who Became Joe Finder

    Veteran thriller writer Finder was once a child of eight who wanted to write. Then the author Eleanor Cameron became his pen pal.

  • A New Concept for Indie Bookstores

    Peter Goodman, the board chair of the Independent Book Publishers Association, has a radical idea for how to sell indie books.

  • Free the Copyright Office

    A bill that just cleared its first congressional hurdle takes a step toward modernizing the Copyright Office and giving it more independence, argues the Authors Guild's Mary Rasenberger.

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