August 25, 2017
6 Marketing Tips for Debut Authors
Publishers are great partners, but they don’t usually do the heavy lifting in terms of marketing—especially for debut authors. In a partnership both parties have to pull their weight, which requires ...
August 01, 2017
Oh hey, it’s me. Your old friend, Naseem.
I’ll be your writer-in-residence for August. I’m a first-time author and a former librarian, and I’ve worked in children’s publishing for over ten years. I’m a huge fan of improv, stand-up comedy, ...
June 29, 2016
On Being Plagiarized
Submitted by kevin on June 29, 2016 - 1:36pmAbout a month ago, I came out of a meeting to find a rather strange tweet in my mentions.Someone I had never interacted with before popped up to inform me that ...
June 03, 2016
Author as Musician
I have a healthy respect for multi-disciplinary arts; from dance, literature and film, to visual art, theatre and music. Having dabbled in more than a few of these disciplines myself, in different capacities, ...
May 25, 2016
How to Get Your Book Published (No, Really)
When I asked friends what they would want to know about the literary world, the consistent response I received was: How does someone get published?A quick Google search reveals that many, many articles ...
February 08, 2016
Kid Lit Can, with Susan Hughes: Sex, and Drugs, and Rock and Roll: Writing Edgy YA (Part 1)
Drugs, gambling, sexual harassment, suicide, sexual abuse, physical abuse, cutting, death, sex, drugs, body image issues, bullying, STDs, abduction...between them, YA authors C.K. Kelly Martin, Don Aker ...
August 31, 2012
On Editing, with Anita Chong
On Editing is our newest interview series at Open Book, giving us the chance to speak to the great editors who help writers shape their work into the very best version of itself.Today we're pleased to ...
October 01, 2010
Agent's Corner: the Author and Agent’s New Best Friend: the Freelance Publicist
Literary Agent Samantha Haywood discusses the benefits of working with a freelance publicist. Writers, readers, Samantha would love to answer your questions. Please post them in the 'Post a comment' section ...
July 12, 2010
Interview: Alana Wilcox, Senior Editor, Coach House Books
When Alana Wilcox fished me out of the slush pile, she walked into my life with ease, ferocity and intelligence. Working with an editor is an experience of intimacy. But, like working with a director, ...