What Children’s Picture Books Are Teaching about the Muslim Community
by Lenae Shelton Rubey
Children’s books are typically the gateway to reading. The question is, are they teaching inaccurate information and stereotyped portrayals? Diversity is an important current topic...
Seeking Attention: What Covers Attract Readers?
by Rachel Roberts
Readers know not to judge a book by its cover, but how much of an effect does the cover have on reader choice? Successfully intriguing...
Bigger Isn’t Always Better: Publish with Independent Publishers
by Camila Roldan
You can begin to build your writing career with independent publishers. They see you, hear you, and are willing to work with you. Publishing your...
Who Am I? Reader Response to Second-Person Narration in Fiction
by Ashlin Kaufman
Authors use second-person narration to make readers feel like characters in the story, but readers may be having a different experience entirely. Second-person narration arguably...
Is Fiction Fundamental? Trends of Children’s Reading Habits
by Taryn Hervey
Even though children read less the older they get, fiction remains the most popular genre amongst children of all ages. So what could this information...
Does the Science Fiction Genre Affect Literary Merit?
by Reagan Weston
Some academics give less literary merit to science fiction. However, a text’s intrinsic literary qualities can upend typical genre expectations. Many of us grew up...
Why Copyeditors Are Still Needed
by Rebecca Youngs
Research suggests that audiences prefer copyedited articles. In an age when almost everyone has access to the internet, online publishing is easier than ever. With...
What Is a “Light Copyedit”? Navigating the Terms of Editing
by Abbie Call
As editors, we do not want to let communication errors get between us and our writers. But good communication can be difficult when editing terminology...
Book Sales: Why You Should Focus on Parental Preference Before Child’s Choice
by Alyssa Anderson
A survey of millennial parents reveals that book format, diverse characters, and positive reviews influence parents’ decisions when purchasing books for their kids. When it...
Why Adults Are Reading YA
by Dylan Parker
Why are adults still reading YA books? Despite the fact that YA books are nominally targeted at kids ages 12–18, industry data suggests that the...