Tag: publishing

Taxi from the Afterlife: Why Two Men Vowed to Publish Their Dead Friend’s Books
By January 5, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Taxi from the Afterlife: Why Two Men Vowed to Publish Their Dead Friend’s Books

For most writers, trying to write and trying to get published is like balancing on a fence. Many of them fall off—and some of them never climb back on. Those trapped on one side of the fence may write one book and spend the next 20 years trying to get it published, missing out in […]

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Publishing U: Making Your Debut at ALA
By September 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Publishing U: Making Your Debut at ALA

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In this latest addition to our Publishing U series, debut YA novelist Amy Lukavics (Daughters unto Devils) shares her experience at ALA’s Annual Conference this past summer—and offers tips for other first-time authors.   […]

Honoring Excellence in Book Reviewing: Submit Your Nominee for the Louis Shores Award

Honoring Excellence in Book Reviewing: Submit Your Nominee for the Louis Shores Award

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, is seeking nominees for the Louis Shores Award, which recognizes an individual reviewer, editor, group, or review medium for excellence in book reviewing. The press release, with information about submitting nominees, follows. Call for Nominations Do you know someone that deserves extraordinary recognition for […]

Celebrate June Is Audiobook Month with Celebrity Narrators

Celebrate June Is Audiobook Month with Celebrity Narrators

How to celebrate June Is Audiobook Month #audiomonth? Show some love for the true celebrities behind the mic: professional narrators. The rapidly changing world of audiobook publishing has resulted in challenges as digital technology ramps up the recording timetable, while economic factors have resulted in ever-increasing tasks for the vocal talent. Fortunately, the very best narrators […]

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Publishing U: Advice for Aspiring Authors from Publishing Professionals
By January 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Publishing U: Advice for Aspiring Authors from Publishing Professionals

Usually, we at Booklist concern ourselves only with the end product of an author’s efforts: the finished book. We read the books and then review them, offering librarians advice on what to purchase, what to recommend, and what the big books are likely to be. But that’s not to say we aren’t also interested in how books […]

More Questions Authors Hate to Answer
By November 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

More Questions Authors Hate to Answer

A few weeks ago, at a panel discussion for aspiring authors, Keir Graff started a conversation about the questions he, as an author, hated being asked. Whether in an interview, or in passing conversation, he’d been asked some pretty cringe-worthy inquiries: “How much money do you make?”, “Where do you get your ideas?”, and a […]

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Advice for Aspiring Authors at the Chicago Writers Conference
By October 21, 2014 1 Comments Read More →

Advice for Aspiring Authors at the Chicago Writers Conference

The third annual Chicago Writers Conference will be held this weekend in Dubuque, Iowa. Just kidding, it’s in Chicago. It’s a small and well-run event that stresses practical advice for aspiring authors—founder Mare Swallow is not a fan of empty platitudes or back-slapping from presenters. This year, attendees can look forward to hearing from authors such […]

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Giving Book Reviewers Their Due: RUSA Seeks Nominees for Louis Shores Award
By October 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Giving Book Reviewers Their Due: RUSA Seeks Nominees for Louis Shores Award

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, is seeking nominees for the Louis Shores Award, which recognizes an individual reviewer, editor, group, or review medium for excellence in book reviewing. The press release, with information about submitting nominees, follows. Recognize Excellence in Reviewing with RUSA’s Louis Shores Award Library collections depend […]

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The Blurb is the Word: Uses (and Misuses) of the Book Blurb
By September 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

The Blurb is the Word: Uses (and Misuses) of the Book Blurb

Two weeks ago, I happened across a Twitter conversation sparked by Michael Bourret, a literary agent at Dystel & Goderich. “We need to talk about the blurb game,” he wrote. “Are we doing a service to anyone, the blurber or the blurbee?” I know a cry of exasperation when I hear one, so I invited three voices in […]

The Power of Libraries Booth at Book Expo

The Power of Libraries Booth at Book Expo

Lucky enough to be attending Book Expo America conference in NYC this week? Be sure to stop by the Power of Libraries, in booth #1242 (naturally, come say hello to us at the Booklist booth, as well, booth #1043!). There are five library consortia from across the country that are collaborating on this theme. The […]

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