Vanity Publishing: What to avoid to stay safe and successful

There are no easy paths in publishing; writers who find themselves struggling on the traditional route can face equal or worse setbacks in their efforts to self-publish.  While agents and agencies have their biases (as we’ve discussed previously), vanity publishers operate heedless of prejudice to prey on struggling authors. Authors that have chosen to go… Read More

The Virtual Conference Era: the end of in-person events could boost diversity in publishing

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. publishing has lost two of its largest in-person events: BookExpo and BookCon. Occurring annually, these conventions offered a platform for publishing houses, agents, new and established authors, and fans to meet. Going forward, BookExpo and BookCon will likely be a mix of both virtual and in-person presentations.… Read More