It is not surprising to find out how important social media is for publishers. Thousands of books are published every year and you have to get noticed some how. Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Websites, and even Pinterest are harnessed to gain readers interest and keep it. These sites are used to not only publicize a book, […]Read More Social Media and Book Publishing
What’s the deal with lists? As someone who’s never been particularly drawn to list-making as a form of organization or maintaining sanity and as a victim of severe indecisiveness, I’ve never seen the appeal. I understand their value in organization, especially when one is faced with a large amount of requests, jobs, chores, and assignments. […]Read More Listing Lists
I am a writer. What sorts of things do I write, you wonder? Essays, mostly, but poetry, the occasional short story or blog post, fantasy and fanfiction are in the mix as well. Yes, I did indeed put fanfiction in that mix. “How unoriginal,” you might think, putting your nose up in the air. You […]Read More What is a Writer?
There are – let’s face it – stereotypes of the typical English or writing student. Think: tweed jackets, purposefully distressed pocket-sized Moleskines, a penchant for analyzing sestinas through the lens of Freud, a caffeine addiction that is only soothed through steamed spiced Chai lattes, and a knack for discussing literature to its very last hidden […]Read More The English and the Creative Writing Major
Publishers are always on the lookout for ways to advertise their products. Now they have come up with a new marketing ploy, one which has met with some resistance. Meet the book trailer. Stealing from the film industry, companies like Random House and HarperCollins now have entire YouTube channels devoted to short video clips advertising […]Read More Do you want popcorn with your book?
When I tell someone that my major is Creative Writing, I usually get judged. Sometimes, it’s positive curiosity about how long I will wait before trying to publish my first novel. But a lot of the time, it’s negative. In my experience, a large part of this negative attention comes from how the major as […]Read More Genre Fiction vs Literary Fiction