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NaNoWriMo Tip #14: Pare Down the Districtions

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

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

Oxford Dictionaries Names ‘Vape’ Word of the Year

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

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 Modifies its Library eBook Program

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

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 Females?: INFOGRAPHIC

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

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 Unveils Trailer For ‘The DUFF’ Movie

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

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

Social Media Newsfeed: Obama Uses Facebook on Immigration | Selena Gomez on Instagram

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 Stocking Stuffer Of The Year Awards

The Sixth annual award winners are answered via an exclusive interview with the chief judge.

How the Sausage Gets Made

The secrets of how published authors work—captured on video!

The Perils of Recycling

The dangers of recycling come to light at the bookstore.

Special Orders During the Holidays

Tips for successful holiday book ordering. (And don't forget to shop indie!)

National Book Award Winners for 2014

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

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

Neil Gaiman & Ursula Le Guin at the National Book Awards

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

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

National Book Award Nominees Share Writing Advice

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

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

Lemony Snicket Has Sympathy For Writers

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

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 an Award Winning Book?

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

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

Ursula K. Le Guin Shares Writing Advice at The National Book Awards

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

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

Publishing Jobs: Amazon, Macmillan, Random House

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

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

NaNoWriMo Tip #13: Practice Positive Psychology

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

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

‘The Story Project: West Coast’ Featured On Kickstarter

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 Launches a New Online Magazine

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

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