A Win for Beatty and Indie Publishing

[Beatty] very nearly wasn’t published in Britain at all. Beatty calls his fourth novel “a hard sell” for UK publishers. His rumbustious, lyrically poetic novel was turned down, his agent confirms, by no fewer than 18 publishers. And then, finally, a small independent called Oneworld – founded by a husband-and-wife team in 1986 – took it … More A Win for Beatty and Indie Publishing

Why Has a Children’s Book Author Never Won the Nobel Prize in Literature?

Kenny Brechner — October 20th, 2016 There have been many children’s authors who ought to have won the award during their lifetimes of course, Tove Jansson, Edith Nesbit, Dr, Seuss, Jean Craighead George, Madeleine L’Engle,  and Roald Dahl, for example, but given that the neglect of children’s book authors by the Nobel Prize committee can … More Why Has a Children’s Book Author Never Won the Nobel Prize in Literature?

Best Advertising

Author Peter Marabell relates that the best advertising is sometimes the easiest. The one more thing is my business card. Best advertising money I’ve spent. I stick one in every book sold at a signing. People took cards yesterday, too. Some of them told me they preferred digital. It was good to have the cards … More Best Advertising