Bestseller Burglary in YA Literature
by Sierra Smart
Monetarily manipulating bestseller lists diminishes the work of less privileged authors and publishers. This destabilizes the literary foundation these lists are built on. In 2017,...
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...
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...
When to Print and When to Publish Electronically
by Avery Andros
E-books have become increasingly popular in recent years. How can publishers decide whether an e-book or a print book will be more successful? In recent...
How to Effectively Use Social Media When Promoting a Book
Social media marketing doesn’t always lead to more book sales. How can you get the most out of marketing your book using social media? From...
“Repair Processes Initiated”: Why Editors Should Choose Gender-Neutral Job Titles
The brain interprets gendered job titles paired with the wrong gender as a discrepancy, making the reader fumble, fixate, and reread. You are an editor....
Being an Unconventional Editor, and Why That’s Okay
The editor described in academic literature and the real-life editor are two different people. If you choose to deviate from the prescribed formula, your editing...