By Carol Van Den Hende When I was eight years old, my family moved to rural Maryland. I showed up... View Article
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So, your book has been published and your readers are (virtually) lined up for their coveted copies! Yea!! And, you... View Article
By Joanne Leedom-Ackerman | September 9, 2020 | 0 FacebookTwitterEmailShare PEN International celebrates its Centenary in 2021. I’ve been active in PEN for more than... View Article
by Suzanne Nossel, CEO, PEN America My approach to free speech is that we need to think hard about how... View Article
By Joanne Leedom-Ackerman | June 30, 2020 PEN International celebrates its Centenary in 2021. I’ve been active in PEN for more than 30 years... View Article
Guest post by Matthew Watrous My wife and I once worked in a locked dementia unit. When people are having... View Article
Breaking the Mental Freeze Over Covid-19 - Some things could become even more dangerous for Americans than COVID-19. The other monster is blind fear...When we turn on a few lights, some nightmares loosen their grip. What we all now desperately need is rational thought, clear perspectives, and a boatload of solace.
Rants and Revelations - In honor of World Book Day on April 23rd, it seems the right time to say this: we believe in books.
(Editor’s note: Thanks to excellent feedback from our readers, I have clarified several points in this story. We strive for... View Article
So, you are about to self-publish a book in e-book or print-on-demand format. It seems like a no-brainer to sign an exclusive contract with Amazon Kindle and up goes your book to Amazon’s vast online audience. After all, presumably they own 60 or 70% of the e-book market. This super-rich company has overall product revenues of more than $107 billion and more than 304 million active customer accounts worldwide. But are they playing fair with the average author dreaming of selling a million copies of his or her e-book?