I spent 12+ years in traditional publishing houses and the last decade trailblazing the way for hybrid publishing. I write regularly for Publishers Weekly. Prior to that, I was a blogger for The Huffington Post books section.
I speak on panels, present keynotes, and teach nationally on subjects including the state of the industry, hybrid publishing, memoir, women in the publishing industry, and more. I’ve interviewed more authors than I can count in person and on my weekly podcast, Write-minded: Weekly Inspiration for Writers.
My weekly podcast, co-hosted with Grant Faulkner, Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month, offers weekly inspiration to writers and is brought to listeners each week on LitHub Radio. Each week we interview an author or a publishing expert about topics that support and inspire writers. We end each podcast with an industry trend. Subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts.
I speak and teach regularly—in person and online:
Most writers I know have put themselves on a news diet, but even if you’ve done that it’s impossible to escape the bad news altogether—nor
This has been the summer of nonfiction. I’ve read more nonfiction books than I have in a long while and I’ve had an influx of
Now that my TEDx talk is behind me, I’ll confess to how stressful and all-consuming an experience it is to prep for one of these
Anyone who follows publishing knows that it loves to celebrate a disruptor. Disruptor is a label thrown at anything new, and publishing is unusually easy to disrupt because it is particularly slow to change.
Read the rest at Publishers Weekly