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Author Perspectives Podcast: Michael F. Stewart

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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.

Profiles in Publishing: Ángela Ruiz Robles

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Name: Ángela Ruiz Robles Birthdate/Place:  1895, Vallamanín, León, Innovator Associated With: World’s first “E”-Reader Claim to Fame: A teacher and a mother of three, Robles was teaching typing, shorthand and when she invented the “Mechanical Encyclopedia” in 1949, an analog precursor to current E-readers. She hoped to lighten the weight of books that schoolchildren had to carry to school everyday and make reading more accessible for everyone. However, due to Spain’s stagnant economy at the time, her innovation was not prioritized and never received the right funding to reach the market. Many historians still credit […]

Book-Jobs Not by the Book: Rachel Fershleiser of Tumblr

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Rachel Fershleiser is the young book professional every young book professional dreams to be. Ten years into the publishing industry, Rachel has toiled for two of the big six, worked in the fabled land of bookstores, landed on the Times bestseller list, and (for now) settled into the ever-growing, ever-changing world of literary social media. Responsible for literary and non-profit outreach at Tumblr, Rachel chatted about how the advent of social media is affecting the world of literature. *** PT: What was your first job in the book business and what were the most […]

Book-Jobs Not By the Book: Writing Children’s Book Apps

Nosy Crow is one of the most established and respected children’s app development companies in the world. Kate of Nosy Crow did a great blog post yesterday on the new skills and vision required for making children’s book apps. She lays out some of the major differences between traditional authorship and writing for apps, and also goes a long way toward suggesting the skills you might nurture if you want to find a place in this new book business niche. If you’re excited by brand-new corners of book business, this one […]