It would be easy to write off visual novels because of their technological medium, but anyone who can use a computer or operate an iPad—or better yet, program a VCR—can read one.
Storytelling through Twitter has multiple appealing qualities to authors—these works are quick to produce, easy to publish, and easy to share.
I recently wandered the YA shelves of Powell’s to take note of the latest cover trends––partly as research for the cover design of The Ocean in My Ears, and partly because that’s the kind of thing I like to do with my Friday nights. In order to focus only on the latest trends and limit […]
Even though social media theoretically closes the distance between an author and their readers, it sometimes seems to me that the opposite is true. Just looking at a particularly famous author’s feed, I’m highly aware of the statistical improbability of actually getting their attention on Twitter. As of early October, J. K. Rowling had 8.44 […]
For those not in the know, Tumblr is an incredibly popular microblogging platform where users can post content of all kinds—video, text, pictures, music, and more. Personally, I have had a Tumblr since 2010; I adore it as a creative outlet and a means to discover new things. While my Tumblr is just for fun, […]
In book publishing, there are plenty of conferences to attend. As students, we drool at the stories about celebrity sightings and big prize giveaways at BEA. Some of us have the budget and time to make our way to some regional gems like AWP, and everyone can agree that the conference experience is an excellent […]