If you want to write a book—or if you’ve already written a book and want to become a bestselling author—this post is for you! It’s Cyber Monday in the United States and many online retailers are offering special discounts on their products. I also want to extend a very special offer to you for my […]
My first experience with crowd-sourced design was four years ago. I sponsored a contest to design a new logo for my blog. I paid $200 and received 280 entries in seven days. I am still using that design to this day, albeit tweaked a bit since the original. Since then, I have sponsored three design […]
I am on sabbatical for the next few weeks. While I am gone, I have asked some of my favorite bloggers to stand in for me. This is a guest post by Jon Acuff, the author of four books including Start. He also founded the Start Conference, a two-day event in Nashville to help you […]
The planet Saturn joins the nationwide pursuit to be chosen as Amazon's new center.
One bookshop wraps up new baby gifts with their favorite backlist board books.
I was asked by trade mag Digital Content Next to write an article based on my Digital Transformation seminar. Here is an excerpt: Over the past 20 years, the “digital transformation” of the publishing industry has been—for the most part—a slow, incremental process. Show More Summary
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Welcome to Season 2, Episode 7 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this seventh episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss the changing world of book publishing. If you are an author—or an aspiring author—this episode is for you. I am always surprised by how many people have either written or want to write […]
A bookstore visit from the future of publishing.
Sharing the nearly wordless picture book 'La, La, La' at story time with illustrator Jaime Kim.
Basking in the glow of a successful Texas Teen Book Fest.
The expectations for and the actual results found in a Spring 2018 sales kit.
Regional bookseller conferences fill fall calendars, and remind this writer of a story.
Costumes made at home featuring favorite literary characters can live long beyond Halloween.
An artistic tribute to literature's most beloved rodents.
If Scheherazade needed to buy more time, would she choose S.A. Chakraborty's debut novel?
Tips on celebrating Halloween throughout October in the bookstore.
Why this YA author is inspired to create characters not content with letting history shape their destinies.
This presentation represents a full day workshop for senior executives designed to help define and execute digital transformation programs within their businesses. Digital transformation: A seminar for senior management from Michael Cairns