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Observations and opinions about the brave new publishing world.

newsblogAt Chicago Author Solutions (a division of Eckhartz Press), we stay on top of happenings/trends in the publishing world to help out busy writers who are spending their time doing what they should be doing: writing.

 

 

 

 

Scott Fitzgerald wasn’t a fan of the publishing industry. Who knew?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/f-scott-fitzgeralds-long-lost-short-story-savages-publishing-industry_us_58c69dd6e4b0d1078ca7f749?utm_hp_ref=book-publishing

 

Cracking the code: How Bestseller Lists actually work.

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/280520

 

Not going away: Appeals court once again hears copyright case.

https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/copyright/article/74401-for-second-time-appeals-court-hears-gsu-e-reserves-case.html

 

Pearson to cut more jobs.

https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/publisher-news/article/74403-pearson-to-cut-3-000-more-jobs.html

 

Want your teenager to read more? Let them read smut!

https://education.good.is/articles/sex-can-get-teens-interested-reading

news-426893_640At Chicago Author Solutions (a division of Eckhartz Press), we stay on top of happenings/trends in the publishing world to help out busy writers who are spending their time doing what they should be doing: writing.

 

 

1. From the streets of East LA to top of the publishing industry

Dub Magazine founder’s incredible journey.

 

2. Putting your voice into a ghostwritten work

Making sure your voice is heard.

 

3. Authors and bookstores: A love affair

Tips to get your work into brick and mortar locations.

 

4. Check your basement for old comics

Industry hits $1B per annum.

 

1660-25. Children’s books take on the refugee crisis

New releases that humanize the tragedies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
At Chicago Author Solutions (a division of Eckhartz Press), we stay on top of happenings/trends in the publishing world to help out busy writers who are spending their time doing what they should be doing: writing.
 
 
 

1. Ten Tips For Writing About Japan
Good tips, interesting topic.
 
2. Award-winning poet shares writing tips with Las Vegas writers
Her name is Sharon Olds. There’s also a video at the link.
 
3. 5 Tips for Succeeding as a Freelance Writer in a Rural Community
I’ve never really considered the challenges of writing when you’re in the middle of nowhere. Some good advice here.
 
4. Spike Lee offers tips on becoming a writer-director
He rightly points out the best way to break in to the film business (good writing is hard to find). Easier said than done, but Spike pulled it off himself.
 
5. 4 Tips To Avoid Writer’s Block
I especially like the one called “the kindergarten trick”.
 
6. A few tips for those considering a career in writing, editing and publishing
From an Australian point of view
 
7. Five tips for preparing your manuscript
These are excellent. The first two tips, especially.
 
8. Great 20th Century Authors Give Tips That Help Today’s Bloggers
Hemingway, Steinbeck, Vonnegut, Bradbury and more.
 
9. Eight Great Tips for How to Find the Funny in your Life
Courtesy of Emmy-award winning writer Monica Piper.
 
10. 5 Sure-Fire (and Simple) Tips for Writing More SEO-Friendly Blog Posts
For the tech-savvy wanna-be.
 
11. 5 Writing Tips I Wish I’d Known Before I Wrote My First Novel
Great advice for fiction writers.
 
12. 5 Tips for Creating Characters That Aren’t Boring
Courtesy of Emily Littlejohn, the author of “Inherit the Bones”
 
13. 5 writing tips from bestselling authors
Courtesy of Mark Twain, Stephen King, Edgar Allen Poe and more.
 
14. 5 Tips on Writing & Illustrating Children’s Books From Debbie Ridpath Ohi
From Writer’s Digest.
 
15. The Latest Book from Eckhartz Press: Genuflection-Famous Folks Chat About Growing Up Catholic
Bob Herguth interviews Mario Andretti, Sal Bando, Megan Barry, Andrea Bocelli, Jimmy Breslin, Jerry Brown, James Carville, Joaquin Castro, Pat Connaughton, Billy Corgan, Kevin Cronin, Adam Devine, Dana Delaney, Brian Dennehy, Mike Ditka, Rich Donnelly, Josh Duhamel, Mike Eruzione, Alejandro Escovedo, Fabio, Tyler Flowers, Pau Gasol, Neil Giraldo, Bob Guccione Jr., Jeff Kinney, Bianca Jagger, Brian Kelly, Keagan Michael Key, Dennis Kucinich, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Michael O’Keefe, Doug McDermott, Louis Perez, Paul Ryan, Jane Sanders, Don Schula, Isiah Thomas, Keith Thibodeaux, Bobby Vinton, and Larry Wilmore.

 
At Chicago Author Solutions (a division of Eckhartz Press), we stay on top of happenings/trends in the publishing world to help out busy writers who are spending their time doing what they should be doing: writing.
 
 
 
1. Six Tips for Writing a Science Fiction Novel
The tips are courtesy of science fiction author K. Eason via Writer’s Digest.
 
2. The Nook is on Life Support
There are many reasons this is true, but here are a few you might not have heard. From the blog, The Passive Voice
 
3. 65 Authors Share their tips for new writers
Some great stuff here.
 
4. No, the printed book is not dead!
It’s important to keep this in mind, despite the hype. From the New York Times.
 
5. Writing errors even published authors make
You’d be shocked. It’ll make you feel better.
 
6. New genre: Adult Children’s Book?
This is just the latest example, and it comes from our publishing company Eckhartz Press. It also comes with a video…

 
7. Bobby Skafish’s “We Have Company” now available via Eckhartz Press
Our latest book is a great read for anyone who loves rock and roll…