NaNoWriMo participants have 10 more days to complete their projects. To give writers that extra edge, we suggest paring down distractions. According to lifehack.org, some methods that can help with reducing distractions include: spruce...Show More Summary
The Oxford Dictionaries have chosen “vape” as the Word of the Year for the United States. According to the OxfordWords blog, this word “originated as an abbreviation of vapour or vaporize. The OxfordDictionaries.com definition was added...Show More Summary
Simon & Schuster has made some changes to the rules for its library eBook program. Henceforth, all the digital books from the publisher’s catalog (this includes both frontlist and backlist titles) will be made available to all libraries...Show More Summary
Do men read books written by female authors? To answer this question, the Goodreads team examined the reading habits of 40,000 active members (20,000 men and 20,000 women). From there, the collected data was used to create an infographic...Show More Summary
CBS Films has unveiled a new trailer The Duff movie. Thus far, it has drawn more than 10,000 “likes” on Facebook. The video embedded above offers glimpses of Mae Whitman in the titular role (whose real name is Bianca). When we spokeShow More Summary
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Obama Likes Facebook to Announce Immigration Speech (USA Today) It’s not every day that a president makes a major announcement on social media. President Obama took to Facebook on Wednesday to announce his rollout plan for new immigration executive orders. Show More Summary
The Sixth annual award winners are answered via an exclusive interview with the chief judge.
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Phil Klay has won the Fiction award for his book Redeployment from The Penguin Press/Penguin Group (USA). Evan Osnos has won the Nonfiction award for Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China from Farrar, Straus...Show More Summary
Author Neil Gaiman presented the 2014 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to Ursula Le K. Le Guin at the National Book Awards this evening. Before tonight, the two had only met once in an elevator at a sci-fi writer’s conference more than two decades ago in the Midwest. Show More Summary
GalleyCat is at the National Book Awards tonight in New York and we have been speaking with the nominees about their advice for writers. Maureen N. McLean, the nominee in the poetry category for This Blue said: “Have open ears and read...Show More Summary
Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, knows that it is tough for writers. The author and host of the National Book Awards ceremony in New York tonight told GalleyCat that he knows how tough it is to write. “People who are trying to be writers have my sympathy,” he told GalleyCat. Show More Summary
What makes for an award winning book? Author/teacher Sharon M. Draper, the chair of committee of judges for the Young People’s Literature, says that it is all about “the language, the charters, the imagery, the history.” We caught up...Show More Summary
Legendary author Ursula K. Le Guin is receiving the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the National Book Awards ceremony tonight in New York. GalleyCat caught up with the author at the show and asked for her advice for writers. Show More Summary
This week, Amazon is hiring a senior account executive, an associate publisher and a senior marketing manager. Meanwhile, Macmillan is seeking a senior publicist, and Random House is on the hunt for a product manager for Fodors.com.Show More Summary
How well one maintains a positive outlook could make or break a NaNoWriMo project. Shawn Achor, a positive psychology expert, gave a TED talk called “The Happy Secret to Better Work.” In the video embedded above, Achor recommends setting...Show More Summary
Cameron Murray hopes to raise $20,000 on Kickstarter for “The Story Project: West Coast.” Murray hopes to create a book inspired by the ongoing “Story Project.” The money will be used to cover the costs of traveling and collecting the content from different contributors. Show More Summary
Scribner, an imprint at Simon & Schuster, has launched a new digital publication called Scribner Magazine. Here’s more from the press release: “Inspired by the publisher’s celebrated sister publication Scribner’s Magazine (1887-1939),...Show More Summary