2017 Book Industry Predictions: Intrigue and Angst Amid Boundless Opportunity

by Mark Coker If you could see into the future, what would you do to change it? Each year I polish off my imaginary crystal ball and attempt to divine how the boiling crosscurrents of technology, competitive intrigue, author aspirations, and reader tastes will shape the opportunities facing authors, publishers and retailers for the year… Read More 2017 Book Industry Predictions: Intrigue and Angst Amid Boundless Opportunity

How to Keep Your Readers From Asking, “Why Didn’t They Just…?”

  by Stephanie O’Brien My siblings and I have sometimes joked that we could take over several fictional universes with the power of “Why didn’t they just…?” When characters fail to use an obvious solution, or forget a skill or superpower that could easily resolve the situation, it can be pretty frustrating for the readers.… Read More How to Keep Your Readers From Asking, “Why Didn’t They Just…?”