Published: May 25, 2016
As a seasoned professional, you understand that writing can be rewarding. However, it can also be challenging, so it’s nice to have a support system. When you first got your start, did you have a writing mentor? Have you ever considered becoming one yourself? Being a mentor to a less experienced writer is a great way to “pay it forward” and give them the confidence boost and encouragement they need to keep going.
Published: May 19, 2016
As readers, it’s easy to stick with one genre that we enjoy, especially if we have a favorite author. While there’s nothing wrong with having a favorite genre or author, it can be beneficial to break the cycle and try something new every once in a while since there are so many books to explore.
Published: May 16, 2016
All writers should invest in a style guide or style manual, which is a set of standardized rules to follow to ensure the uniformity and consistency in literary and grammatical style throughout a document.
Published: May 05, 2016
A few years ago, you might have only associated coloring books with children. However, that’s no longer the case. In the recent past, adult coloring books have popped up across bookstores and e-retailers and topped bestseller lists. Adults were finding that there are many benefits to coloring. Yet, many industry professionals thought it would be a fad that would eventually die down resulting in dollar stores and other second-hand stores to be flooded with the titles. Here’s a look into the current adult coloring book trend:
Published: April 27, 2016
While we’d like to believe that every writing project we begin is going to be brilliant, it’s not the case. Some projects reach a level of difficulty that goes beyond writer’s block or other small frustrations. At what point do you decide that enough is enough and leave the project behind? Here are some signs to look out for:
Published: April 19, 2016
The Book project began when Gail Gilbert, the art librarian at the University of Louisville Library, gave Julius Friedman, a graphic designer, photographer, and artist, a bag of books she was discarding. She thought he could tear them up and make collages or an art project with them. At first, Friedman was hesitant to tear them up, but after a few months of them sitting in his basement, he made his first deconstruction and collage.
Published: April 13, 2016
No matter the industry in which you work, it’s always a smart idea to regularly read industry publications to keep up with current trends. In the book publishing industry, there is no shortage of great publications (go figure!) that provide lots of useful information. Many provide print and digital editions along with plenty of free content on their websites. Here are a few to consider:
Published: April 07, 2016
Wouldn’t it be nice to take a trip to Paris?
If a trip to the City of Light isn’t possible, we’ve put together a collection of our publishers’ books about Paris for you to enjoy, instead. Whether you’ve already visited Paris and want to reminisce, are planning a trip to Paris in the future, or you’re simply interested in this world class city, these romantic, intellectual, and beautiful books about Paris are sure to delight: