5 Tips for New Authors, Slate Redesigns, Jay Rosen Reflects on 25 Years of Teaching Journalism


For today’s media and writing roundup, we have a bit of a dialectic between professor Jay Rosen and journo trainer Steve Buttry about the practice and business of journalism and copywriting services. We also have a pair of pieces from…

Writers Release “Singles” Through Byliner, 5 Tips for Live Tweeting, the Dangers of “Comfort Journalism”


For today’s roundup of top media and journalism stories, we have an analysis of the new “single” book publisher Byliner, and a few tips on how to Tweet better. We also have a look at 25 publishers under 35 years…

How to Pitch a Book (And Sell It Too)


It’s very cold out there.
The book-publishing environment is positively frigid, although not frozen solid by any means. You’ve probably heard the bad news. Borders, long the sick man of booksellers, declared bankruptcy and closed one-third of its stores. Overall book…