Pessimistic about the future of the printed word? A recent poll by trade magazine Publishers Weekly revealed that younger book buyers are more likely to buy a larger number of books. "It was previously believed that older people were the biggest book purchasers," say authors Marilyn Ross and Tom Ross in their book, Jump...
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A YA author deliberates on the debate surrounding her book's controversial theme.
Learn the basics of what you need to know before you mail your submission.
Debbie Ridpath Ohi, author of Writer's Online Marketplace, tells you how to find the online markets that are right for you.
Staying on top of new markets requires understanding technology, noticing up-and-coming trends and searching for the unexpected.
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On paper, they were perfect for each otherso why couldn't this agent immediately recognize our writer's genius?
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Choose your first reader wisely if you want to advance your writing career (and still keep your friends).
WD Best Writer''s Website Contest Winner: Domain Master
Whether your first or 10th book is about to hit store shelves, a Web site is the key to promoting your latest work. Here's what you need.