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Indie Bestseller List

Indie Bestseller List

The Indie Bestseller List – Published Wednesday, July 21, 2021 (for the sales week ended Sunday, July 18, 2021). Based on reporting from hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. F

Indie Bestseller List

Indie Bestseller List

Indie Bestseller List – Published Wednesday, July 7, 2021 (for the sales week ended Sunday, July 4, 2021). Based on reporting from hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States.

Bookshop.org Earns $15 Million for Indies, Fights Amazon

Bookshop.org Earns $15 Million for Indies, Fights Amazon

1.47 million customers flock to ethical alternative to Amazon Over 1,200 independent bookstores benefitting from the platform Independent booksellers report Bookshop.org has helped them attract new customers, build an online presence, feel connected to their community...

Create a Powerful Story Using Five-Act Stucture

Create a Powerful Story Using Five-Act Stucture

This article originally appeared on Novel Factory Understanding story structure is critical if you're going to write successful novels. Knowing how to set up a story, build to a climax, create reversals that surprise your readers, and tie up loose ends will make the...

Sony TV’s Diverse Writers Program Wrapping Up

Sony TV’s Diverse Writers Program Wrapping Up

Culver City CA – July 13, 2021 – Sony Pictures Television (SPT) in early June 2021 announced the launch of its Diverse Writers Program. Sixteen participants kicked off a six-week professional development program in which they had discussions with creative executives,...

PRO Act May Harm Writers and Other Freelancers

PRO Act May Harm Writers and Other Freelancers

After California passed Assembly Bill 5, Lisa Rothstein lost a big piece of her income. She works as a freelancer in various roles, including a cartoonist, copywriter, and advisor. AB 5 requires many independent contractors to be reclassified as employees, preventing...

Books to read: The Summer Thieves by Paul Di Filippo

Books to read: The Summer Thieves by Paul Di Filippo

The Summer Thieves, Paul Di Filippo, Night Shade – A masterful, witty, picaresque science fiction adventure story evoking the styles of Gene Wolfe and Jack Vance, The Summer Thieves is the first novel in the new Quinary series by noted author and reviewer Paul Di Filippo.

Literary Agent Jim Hornfischer Dies at Age 55

Literary Agent Jim Hornfischer Dies at Age 55

Austin writer, naval historian, book editor, and literary agent James D. Hornfischer died June 2, 2021 at age 55 after a lengthy illness. This report is reprinted from Lone Star Literary Life The author of several books focusing on the U.S. Navy, Hornfischer recently...