David Crumm reports on three pioneering authors who write about the experience of racism through the lens of racially blended families. Millions of Americans live with racial diversity in their own homes—and more are joining them each year.
Read Front Edge Publishing’s summary of the 2019 changes to the Associated Press Style Guide. Gary Pruitt, president and CEO of AP, notes that some of the most interesting changes came about as a result of conversations on Twitter. The 2019 edition of the AP Stylebook has more than 200 updates.
All authors ask: “When do I get paid?” Financial manager Patty Thompson gives us a helpful overview of the complex issues that delay royalty payments coming to us from retailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Plus, she explains an immediate revenue source most authors are eager to develop.
David Crumm reports on four trends that affect our writers and editors: The rise of ‘real-person insight’ in spiritual writing; the growth of nonfiction sales; the problem of ‘crowdsourcing’ in cover design; and a trend toward offensive language in book titles.
What should an author do when they find an error in their published book? Production manager Dmitri Barvinok breaks down the specific steps involved in updating production files to incorporate errata for a book in today’s publishing industry. Timing is key to avoid potential pitfalls.