Articles from December 2008

ToC: Why You Should Register Early

December 16th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Of all the entertainment industries, book publishing is the most traditional. What could be less high-tech than a book*? Since the dawn of the printing press, the industry’s interest in technology has been largely focused on the making and distributing of books. As computers entered the workforce — ostensibly as time- and labor-saving tools (ha!) […]

File Under: Square Pegs

Most Wonderful Post of the Year: 2008

December 14th, 2008 · 3 Comments

It’s been a year, hasn’t it? We’ve had some really good times and some shake-us-to-our-core times. Even if you aren’t personally impacted by the current economic downturn, you can’t help but feel its reach. Some of us more than others. Yet, this is the season of giving (and, yes, tax deductions). Every year, we here […]

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Online Creative Writing Classes: Why They Can Work

December 11th, 2008 · 6 Comments

[BS: Today, we host podbook pioneer and published author, Seth Harwood. Seth, who boldly went where few authors had gone before, podcasting his novels as they were being written (and bravely handling real-time feedback!), is now trying a new adventure: online education. See how he’s approaching this new challenge.] Having taught on-the-ground creative writing and […]

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What If You Saved an Imprint and Nobody Came?

December 3rd, 2008 · 52 Comments

If you’re in the publishing industry, today’s news about cuts and layoffs and reorgs and whatnot was devastating. Nobody was safe. Not Thomas Nelson, not Simon & Schuster, not Irwyn Applebaum. You start to look around. Who’s next? At Random House, it was clear that saving the imprints was key. Markus Dohle talked about aligning […]

File Under: The Future of Publishing

I Have A Dream…The Literary Review of the 21st Century

December 1st, 2008 · 9 Comments

I have a friend who is heading off to Paris for a long vacation. I guess she wanted to see how the other half — the people who survive in cold parts of the world — live. My Paris experience was in February, standing at the top of the Eiffel Tower on a cold, clear […]

File Under: Non-Traditional Publishing