Fair use allows you to use someone’s copyrighted work without permission. However, invoking fair use is not a straightforward matter. Learn the 7 questions to ask to help determine if your use might be considered fair under the law.
A growing number of authors with serious literary cred are finding greater financial success—and a welcoming community—in the romance business.
What authors need to know about the process of getting a book adapted to the big screen.
Asking an editor or agent to sign a non-disclosure agreement is not part of traditional publishing business practice.
SELF-e offers self-published authors a way to distribute ebooks to libraries, but without any pay. The team behind SELF-e addresses the money issue.
Publishers use a P&L (profit & loss) statement to determine whether a book makes financial sense to publish. Here’s how they work—plus an example form.
Journalist and consultant Porter Anderson explains the new SELF-e program from Library Journal for getting self-published ebooks into American libraries.
Chris Kenneally and I discuss the growing field of so-called “hybrid” publishers, and how authors can smartly evaluate them.
Author Carol Bodensteiner answers the seven questions she gets most about working with Amazon Publishing.
Jane discusses building a digital presence, querying 15 years ago vs. now, agents vs. self-publishing, crowdfunding, and the future of publishing.
More than 90% of young people say they want to write a book some day. So why does that inspire such cynicism among adults?
Should literary writers consider self-publishing? How it might affect their long-term careers? Two agents weigh in.
Learn about the likelihood of securing a traditional book deal after self-publishing.
Literary journals have done little to move beyond their gatekeeping function, and cling to a scarcity model that no longer works in the digital age.
A step-by-step guide to finding literary agents, plus how to select the right agent for you and your work.
Should you self-publish or traditionally publish? This infographic will help you determine the best choice for you and your project.
Last month, author Harry Bingham and I launched an author survey to explore the experiences and current leanings of traditionally published authors in the English language. The Bookseller in the UK originally reported on the survey here; it can catch you up on what we hoped to accomplish with this effort. So the results are now in. We received 812 responses; you can view […]
Working with a small press is an option many authors never consider. It’s the shadowy middle ground between self-pub and a Big Five contract.
A traditionally published children’s author discusses how she’s launched a successful indie publishing effort in less than two years.
Two literary agents offer their thoughts on the self-publishing of children’s books and what the future of the picture book might look like.