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Updated Articles and Resources

By Valerie Peterson

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • 2014 SIBA Book Awards Created: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      About the 2014 SIBA Book Awards, including a list of nominees and winners.
    • How to Promote Your Book on Goodreads Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      How to Promote Your Book on Goodreads - Basic Do's and Don'ts for authors.
    • 2014 SIBA Awards - "Long Ballot" of Nominees Created: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      The 2014 SIBA Awards "Long Ballot" of nominated titles.
    • Barnes & Noble Booksellers — "The World's Largest Bookstore" Created: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Discounting, publishing, e-tailing — since its seeds in the first bookstore opened by Len Riggio, Barnes & Noble has stayed on the cutting edge of bookselling innovations. Read the profil...
    • 2014 IACP Cookbook Award Winners Created: Monday, March 17, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      2014 IACP Cookbook Award Winners
    • Self-Publishing - Considerations for Choosing A Publishing Service Created: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Which publishing service should you choose to help you self-publish your book? It depends on whether you want to create a print book or an ebook, whether you want to potentially see your hardcover ...
    • R. J. Julia Independent Booksellers Created: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      As one of the largest independent booksellers in the Northeast — and one of the most admired in the country — R. J. Julia is a community hub and a place where the staff is passionate about reading and about placing the right book in the hands of a reader.
    • Using CreateSpace to Publish a Paperback Created: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 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...
    • Caveats for Lulu.com Users Created: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 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...
    • Unhappy with XLibris Created: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 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...
    • All About Copyright - Information, Litigation, Celebration Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      All about copyright - from basic information to litigation to celebration.
    • Libraries of the Ancient World Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Libraries of the Ancient World
    • Digital Copyright Lawsuit Enforces Rights Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Digital copyright lawsuit upholds authors' rights: In Re Literary Works in Electronic Databases Copyright Litigation
    • What Is Copyright and Why Is It Important? Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      What is copyright and why is it important to authors and publishers?
    • About Goodreads Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      About Goodreads - A site to "help people find and share books they love"
    • All About Libraries - Ancient Times to Modern Day Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      All About Libraries - Ancient Times to Modern Day
    • Hachette vs. Amazon Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Hachette vs. Amazon.com - negotiating ebook terms or fighting for publishing survival
    • American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards Created: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards recognize the top books, videos and audiobooks for children and young adults in a wide variety of categories. The awards include the Newbery Medal and Caldecott Medal. Read about these prestigious children's book awards
    • ALA - The American Library Association: The ALA, Serving Libraries & Librarians Created: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The American Library Association (ALA) was founded in 1876 in Philadelphia. Today the organization promotes library service and librarianship, as it provides leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.
    • Librarians — About the Librarian Profession Created: Friday, November 30, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      For those who love books and gathering information, being a librarian might be a dream job. If you’re considering being a librarian, here are some facts about the profession.
    • The Morgan Library and Museum Created: Friday, November 30, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The Morgan Library and Museum is a National Historic Landmark that houses an astonishing collection showcasing the history of the written word from ancient time until the 20th Century. Like the New York Public Library, it is one of the treasures of the U.S. literary capital of New York City.
    • The Bodleian Library Created: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The Bodleian Library is the principal library of the University of Oxford in England, and one of the most historically prominent libraries in the world.
    • Book Festivals - Literary Festivals Are Great for Writers and Readers Created: Wednesday, September 07, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Book festivals are community and consumer-oriented events that bring books and authors and the publishing world to the reading public. As they celebrate and showcase books, book festivals are are great opportunities for authors and publishers to bring new books to a variety of readers, to help grow writers’ fan bases, and to increase book promotion and sales.
    • Taxes and the Book Author Created: Sunday, March 24, 2013 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Book authors face some unique issues when filing their taxes. From keeping records to deciphering what it means to be an "exception" to a key tax rule, read this round-up of tax-related issues that affect those who write books.
    • About Ghostwriting and Hiring a Ghostwriter Created: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Ghostwriting is the practice of writing books (and other content) for and in the name of someone else. In this article, professionals from Gotham Ghostwriters explain the ghostwriting process and w...
    • Movie Tie-in Created: Tuesday, August 09, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Definition of "movie tie-in edition," as it pertains to book publishing
    • The New York Times Best Seller List Created: Thursday, February 28, 2013 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Having a book on The New York Times Best Seller List is the one of the ultimate achievements of a book writer. To have your book make an appearance — or, better yet, a stay — on "the li...
    • Writing Cookbooks Created: Thursday, May 30, 2013 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Whether you're writing a comprehensive book of instruction or a highly personal collection of recipes, if you intend to publish a cookbook, make sure you have the ingredients for recipe book succes...
    • Writing Children’s Books - An Introduction to Children’s Book Publishing Created: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Children's book publishing generally operates very separately from adult publishing, even within the same publishing house. Books for kids are categorized by age range and are often illustrated. Du...
    • The Role of a Literary Agent in Getting Your Book Published Created: Sunday, October 17, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      The role of a literary agent - your need a literary agent for their book proposal or book manuscript?
    • BookExpo America (BEA) - Where and When Is BookExpo America Held? Created: Monday, May 23, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Find the upcoming dates and locations for BookExpo America (BEA), the annual, publishing industry-only event." itemprop="description">> Wednesday, July 06, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      The romance novel market is arguably the largest in book publishing—it's a billion dollar a year industry that boasts a core audience of 29 million regular readers. Read why publishers are in...

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