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Updated Articles and Resources

By Valerie Peterson

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Guide to Proper Book Manuscript Formatting Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Guide to Proper Book Manuscript Formatting
    • Island Bound Bookstore Created: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Bookstores in beach towns and ski areas and other season-dependent vacation hotspots face unique bookselling challenges. Read about Island Bound Bookstore, an award-winning independent bookseller o...
    • Movie Tie-in Created: Tuesday, August 09, 2011 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Definition of "movie tie-in edition," as it pertains to book publishing
    • Publishing A Book to Market Your Business Created: Saturday, July 28, 2012 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Does your business need you to write a book? For many companies, the answer is yes. Businesses can benefit from publishing a nonfiction book for use as a marketing tool that introduces your ideas, ...
    • Amazon.com's CreateSpace Created: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      For a paperback book format combined with the advantages of Amazon.com distribution, CreateSpace is a popular self-publishing service choice." itemprop="description" Saturday, February 25, 2012 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is a non-profit professional organization for writers and illustrators in the fields of children’s and young adult litera...
    • Movie- and TV Tie-Ins Boost Book Sales Created: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      The relationship of a movie or TV show to a book—or vice versa—creates a marketing synergy between the book and the film (or television series) to which it relates. In the best-case sce...
    • Book Marketing - What to Expect from Your Publisher's Book Marketing Department Created: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      If you're being published by a traditional publisher, your publisher's in-house marketing department will help the sales department get your book in front of booksellers. Here are the basic element...
    • Borders’s Group History - The History of the Borders Group Chain of Bookstores Created: Monday, January 24, 2011 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      The Borders Group, Inc was a publicly held bookstore chain that operated Borders superstores and Waldenbooks Specialty Retail segment stores, including Waldenbooks, Borders Express and Borders airp...
    • Blurb — An Overview of Blurb's Book Self-Publishing Services Created: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      While Blurb allows self-publishing in a variety of book formats, the service is a favorite of graphic artists, photographers and cookbook authors who whose work lends itself to a highly-designed, f...
    • Have you self-published a book? Tell readers about your experience Created: Saturday, January 15, 2011 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      There's a wide selection of companies available to help authors self-publish their books. But what's the experience really like? What facts are useful for prospective authors know before they under...
    • Have you self-published a book? Tell readers about your experience Created: Saturday, January 15, 2011 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      There's a wide selection of companies available to help authors self-publish their books. But what's the experience really like? What facts are useful for prospective authors know before they under...
    • Get Your Manuscript Ready to Be Published Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Make sure your manuscript is the best it can be before you hit the "send" button to an agent, editor or self-publishing service.
    • 2014 – 2016 Authors Guild Board Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Officially elected the 2014 – 2016 Authors Guild Officers and Members of the Council.
    • Green Apple Books - "Labryinthine" Bookstore a SF Favorite Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      About Green Apple Books independent bookseller in San Francisco and 2014 Publishers Weekly PW Bookstore of the Year.
    • Bienville Books — Independent Booksellers in Mobile, AL Created: Sunday, October 27, 2013 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Bienville Books bookstore is one of the top attractions in Mobile, AL according to Trip Advisor and numerous booklovers, book collectors, and souvenir shoppers.
    • How to Write a Great Title for Your Book, Step-by-Step Created: Saturday, May 28, 2011 Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014
      Step-by-Step - How to Write a Good Book Title - book title as sales tool
    • Self-Publishing Your Book: Reasons to Self-Publish Your Book Created: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014
      Today, self-publishing — indie publishing or DIY publishing — a book has become a widely accessible option for many writers. Whether your self-publishing goals are personal or professional, whether your desire is to reach a large audience or just to make your Mom smile, it makes sense to take stock of your expectations before you self-publish. Then, when you hold your book in your hands, you'll be better able to gauge your success--on your own terms.
    • 2014 James Beard Foundation Book Awards Created: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
      2014 James Beard Foundation Book Award nominees.
    • Book Publishing Annual Calendar Created: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
      A month-by-month listing of some of the key annual conferences and events for publishers, booksellers, authors — and/or the reading public.
    • The National Book Critics Circle - The NBCC Created: Thursday, January 31, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
      The National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) is dedicated to honoring outstanding writing and fostering a national conversation about reading, criticism and literature. They also bestow the annual NBCC Awards for books. Read about the history and details of the NBCC.
    • 2013 National Book Critics Circle Winners Created: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
      The 2013 National Book Critics Circle Awards — the complete list of finalists, winners and prize winners of the NBCC annual awards, presented in 2014 for books published in the prior year.
    • 2014 IACP Cookbook Award Winners Created: Monday, March 17, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014
      2014 IACP Cookbook Award Winners
    • Kite & Key Publishing Reviewed Created: Monday, March 17, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014
      There's a wide selection of companies available to help authors self-publish their books. But what's the experience really like? What facts are useful for prospective authors know before they under...
    • New "Key" to Thie Indie Author's Book Publishing Experience Created: Monday, March 17, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014
      There's a wide selection of companies available to help authors self-publish their books. But what's the experience really like? What facts are useful for prospective authors know before they under...
    • Busy Erotic Romance Author Bares All Created: Monday, March 17, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014
      Romance is a popular genre with writers as well as with readers. Have you written a romance novel? If so, we'd love to hear about your whys and wherefores... Writer-to-writer—share your proce...
    • 2014 IACP Cookbook Award Finalists Created: Monday, March 17, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014
      The 2014 IACP Cookbook Awards finalists.
    • Creating A "Hook" for Your Book Created: Thursday, January 30, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
      How to create a succinct and compelling marketing message for your book
    • Media Interviews - Interview Planning Tips for Authors Created: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014
      A media interview is a great opportunity to spread the word about your book to a wider audience. Here are strategies for successful media interviews.
    • Advice for Author Appearances Created: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014
      A round up of articles to help writers ace any author appearance.
    • Southern Literary Hotspots Created: Friday, February 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014
      Southern literary hotspots - An incomplete and eclectic tour of things bookish down South.
    • Square Books Independent Booksellers - Oxford, MS Created: Saturday, September 28, 2013 Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014
      A Publishers Weekly Bookstore of the Year, this hub of Southern literary culture, Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi is a must-visit for bibliophiles, authors, and lovers of the Southern history and literature.

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