BookExpo 2015 Connects Writers with Publishing Services

Photo by Rod Searcey Book Expo America, the big New York show for publishers, featured several new resources for self-published writers. Here’s a roundup: • BookWorks founder Betty Sargent and

How to Talk About Your Novel in Public

Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler)The best novelist I’ve ever seen present? Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) … especially when he brings his accordion.(Photo by Rod Searcey) Because I spent 16 years running the Stanford […]

The “Truthiest” Font Is…

Sample typefaces: Georgia, Helvetica, Comic Sans, Trebuchet, BaskervilleIf you don’t think fonts matter, take a look at the article in Friday’s New York Times. Errol Morris describes the […]

Author-envy: We All Have It

Erik LarsonErik Larson I’m a huge fan of Erik Larson. Devil in White City kept me spellbound–in part because I grew up near Chicago and my great-grandfather lived less than six blocks from the serial […]