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Lifecycle of a Book in Translation: Kristin Harmel, Author and Holly Root, Original Rights Holder

Two and a half years ago, Publishing Trendsetter launched an infographic called Lifecycle of a Book, which showed the process of publishing a book, from inception to final product. The infographic also came with accompanying videos of young professionals from each department talking about what they do and how they do it. We learned a lot, had a lot of fun, and hope you did too. We have rebooted the Lifecycle of a Book series and are thrilled to post our newest incarnation: Lifecycle of a Book in Translation, showing […]

Author Perspectives Podcast: Laura Joh Rowland

Join Lena Morris for an interview with Japanese historic fiction writer Laura Joh Rowland. The former quality engineer with Lockheed Martin at NASA discusses her transition from the scientific field to creative arts, the changing book industry with digitization, and what it’s like to write for such a specific niche. Laura’s new book, The Shogun’s Daughter, will be released this September. She is also working on her next book, number 18 in the series, The Iris Fan, which will release next year. You can visit her website at www.laurajohrowland.com or like her on […]

Author Perspectives Podcast: Michael F. Stewart

Join Lena Morris for an interview with Michael F. Stewart, author of YA urban fantasy, graphic novels, and other titles, such as Assured Destruction. He dropped by our office during his visit to New York City for ThrillerFest. Mike discusses the advantages and challenges in self-publishing, utilizing transmedia to create a world around his stories, and how he sees the industry will change with the development of social reading technologies like Readmill or BookShout. You can follow him on Twitter @MichaelFStewart.

Author Perspectives Podcast: Megan Mulry

In our revival of the Author Perspectives Podcast, join Lena Morris for an interview with USA Today-bestselling author Megan Mulry, whose book, If the Shoe Fits, came out on July 2nd.  Megan discusses the publishing profession from the author’s point of view: from the fine lines between Romance and Women’s Fiction in the evolving world of book publishing to the way ebooks and social media have changed the author’s role. As a relatively new author, she emphasized the importance of literary agents and the joy of feeling like she had a part in the process […]

Lifecycle of a Book: Adam Gidwitz, Author Publicity

And so we come full-circle. It’s been a fantastic ride, and we’ve heard so many bright perspectives and ideas about many–though not all–the ins-and-outs of book business. Now we’ve brought Adam Gidwitz, endlessly energetic author of A Tale Dark and Grimm, back to talk about just how much energy is required once publication transforms a writer into an author. The role of the author in publicity and promotion is a very hot topic right now in circles where topics related to publisher strategy can be thought of as “hot.” Digital […]