Tag: writers

by Sarah Juckes

Everyone loves free stuff. Food samples, household products through the post –- even winning the odd competition –- things taste better when they are free. In this blog post, CompletelyNovel lists its top eight resources, services and events for writers that are totally, 100 percent free and available right now. 1) Free manuscript assessment from TLC If you’re a […] more »

by Fannie Cohen

Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer, a one-stop shop for books, streaming movies, and even toilet paper. And they became the world’s largest online retailer with a mix of convenient delivery and low prices that beat the competition. For authors, this has been a mixed bag — Amazon connects consumers with books that don’t […] more »

by Miral Sattar

Like most writers, I got super excited when I heard about Amtrak’s program for authors. The much-lauded Amtrak Residency program came to fruition when writer Alexander Chee mentioned in an interview that he liked to write on a train and commented, “I wish Amtrak had residencies for writers.” Soon, the quote sparked a discussion on […] more »

by Felicia Pride

During my grad school days nearly a decade ago, I relished the stories of editor extraordinaire Maxwell Perkins nurturing a promising, yet unknown F. Scott Fitzgerald. Granted, by the time I was studying book publishing, tales of editors and authors toiling together for years to perfect a manuscript were no longer occurring in a business […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. DOJ has gotten more than 800 comments on the proposed e-books settlement (PaidContent) 2. TED sells its e-books through a new app, offers subscriptions (PaidContent) 3. LA-based startup Livrada teams up with Target to sell e-book gift cards (PaidContent) 4. […] more »

by Susan Currie Sivek

In 1900, Ladies’ Home Journal published an article containing predictions for the year 2000. Though some of the author’s predictions were accurate — Americans are indeed taller, and photographs are now sent around the world — one key point was missing. The author didn’t imagine that in the new millennium, the very magazine that published […] more »