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eBook Literary and Media was founded by Bethany Joy Carlson, a self-published author since 2005, member of Bacca Literary Critique, and teacher of the local course eBook DIY in Charlottesville, VA.
“BETHANY JOY CARLSON has done everything from sending fish into space to herding guinea pigs in Peru. Now she write books about chicks who kick butt. Bethany says: ‘I’m a native Seattlite, but these days I’m a Charlottesvillain. In high school I did the butterfly leg of the 200 IM relay. This was the closest I came to being in the Olympics, which was what I dreamed about when I was 8. Now I’m 35. My favorite landlords were for my little studio flat in Islington, in London – these two adorable ladies, so devoted to each other, couldn’t for the life of them understand why their female Basenji wouldn’t give the male Basenji the time of day. I don’t like to eat watermelon (or sea urchin). I once stopped a crime on the Metro in Madrid. In fourth grade, after winning the classroom spelling bee, for my very first word in the school-wide bee I enthusiastically spelled shining ‘s-h-i-n-n-i-n-g’.’ “
“THE BIG PICTURE is a compendium of what a Wall Street money manager is looking at, thinking about, and writing on. It is written by Barry Ritholz (& the crew) for people ranging from investment professionals to media to anyone else interested in investing, markets, and the economy.
It is, by design, laden with facts, statistics, and informed, data-driven opinions. We avoid the squishy, touchy-feely “I think/hope/want” type of fact free analysis so prevalent in the media and on Wall Street.
Barry Ritholz has been writing about these topics for ~15 years, and blogging since 2003. By sheer accident, TBP has become one of the best reviewed finance blogs on the web. We key in on what you should be thinking about when it comes to markets ans the economy — and what you should not be doing with your money.”
Learn more about Barry Ritholz and The Big Picture at Ritholz.com.
“BOOKS & SUCH LITERARY AGENCY was established by Janet Kobobel Grant established Books & Such Literary Agency in 1996 after working in the book publishing industry for more than twenty years. She had her own imprint at Zondervan Publishing and served as managing editor of books at Focus on the Family.
Books & Such represents a solid client list and sells books to a wide range of publishers in such categories as women’s fiction, general fiction, nonfiction, gift books, easy readers, and chapter books.”
Learn more about Books & Such at BooksAndSuch.biz.
“CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD is a writer, blogger and coffee enthusiast from Cork, Ireland.
In other lives she has administrated things in the Netherlands and cleaned things on a French campsite, and she was a front desk agent in a Walt Disney World hotel in Orlando, Florida.
Catherine self-published her first book – a travel memoir called Mousetrapped: A Year and A Bit in Orlando, Florida – in March 2010 after being told by several agents and editors that while it was a good read, there was near to no market for a book about Space Shuttle launches, humidity-challenged hair, Bruce Willis, the Ebola virus and an Irish girl working in Walt Disney World.”
Learn more about Catherine at CatherineRyanHoward.com.
“DAVID GAUGHRAN is an Irish writer, living in Sweden, who spends most of his time traveling the world, collecting stories.
He is the author of the South American historical adventure A Storm Hits Valparaiso and the short stories If You Go Into The Woods and Transfection as well as the popular self-publishing guide Let’s Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should.
He runs the publishing blog Let’s Get Digital and the South American history site South Americana, has a regular column at Indie Reader, and his work has been featured in the Huffington Post, The Sunday Times, and the Irish Times.”
Learn more about David at DavidGaughran.wordpress.com.
“HUFFINGTON POST is ‘The Internet Newspaper.’ It is an American news website, content aggregator, and blog founded by Arianna Huffington, Kenneth Lerer, Andrew Breitbart, and Jonah Peretti, featuring columnists and various news sources. The site offers news, blogs, and original content, and covers politics, business, entertainment, technology, popular media, lifestyle, culture, comedy, healthy living, women’s interest, and local news.
The Huffington Post was launched on May 9, 2005, as a liberal/left commentary outlet and alternative to conservative news aggregators such as the Drudge Report.On February 7, 2011, AOL acquired the mass market Huffington Post for US$315 million, making Arianna Huffington editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group. In 2012, The Huffington Post was the first commercially run, United States digital media enterprise to win a Pulitzer Prize.”
Learn more about HuffPo at HuffingtonPost.com.
“JANE FRIEDMAN is the online editor for the Virginia Quarterly Review. She is a former assistant professor of e-media at the University of Cincinnati and former publisher of Writer’s Digest. She has spoken on writing, publishing, and the future of media at more than 200 events since 2001, including South by Southwest, BookExpo America, and the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.
Jane has more than a decade of hands-on experience in using new media and technology to engage and grow both online and offline communities. Her expertise has been featured by NPR’s Morning Edition, Publishers Weekly, GalleyCat, IBPA Independent, and PBS, among many others, and she has consulted with organizations such as the National Endowment for the Arts and the Creative Work Fund in San Francisco.”
Learn more about Jane at JaneFriedman.com.
“KRISTIN NELSON: A nice Midwesterner breaks free of her genteel upbringing and says what’s on her mind–politely of course–some habits are really hard to break. And one last thing, Pub Rants is shorthand for Publishing Rants. No Irish Pub involved–unless you want one to be!
Nelson Literary Agency was founded in 2002 and is based in the chic/hip urban setting of lower Downtown Denver—otherwise known as Lodo. Embodying a modern philosophy that technology is meant to be used, the Nelson Agency is a living example that a powerhouse agency does not have to be located in New York.
In such a short time, the Nelson Agency has sold more than 150 books, landed several film deals, and has contracted foreign rights on behalf of our clients in all the major territories, including Germany, France, Holland, Japan, and even Russia and Indonesia. Nelson Agency authors have become national bestsellers, RITA-award winners, and have appeared on bestseller lists such as The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, USA Today, Barnes & Noble, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and The Denver Post.”
Learn more about Kristin at PubRants.blogspot.com.
“MEDIA BISTRO is dedicated to anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry. That includes editors, writers, producers, graphic designers, book publishers, and others in industries including magazines, television, film, radio, newspapers, book publishing, online media, advertising, PR, and design. Our mission is to provide opportunities to meet, share resources, become informed of job opportunities and interesting projects and news, improve career skills, and showcase your work.
Mediabistro is proudly Made in NYC.
Our greater goal: To revolutionize the way creative/content industry professionals relate. Call it the AvantGuild, a new guild for the new guard in media. Media professionals have so much in common, yet we work in our little cubicle worlds, rarely meeting, rarely sharing our collecitive experiences. We want to create a new
version of the 14th-century guild system—so that talented professionals in related industries can meet informally, mentor each other, work on projects together, and more. Go ahead, call us idealists. Call us medievalists even!”
Learn more about Media Bistro at MediaBistro.com.
“NATHAN BRANSFORD is the author of Jacob Wonderbar and the Cosmic Space Kapow (Dial, May 2011), Jacob Wonderbar for President of the Universe (Dial, April 2012) and Jacob Wonderbar and the Interstellar Time Warp (Dial, March 2013).
He was formerly a literary agent with Curtis Brown Ltd. and is now the social media manager at CNET.
He lives in San Francisco.”
Learn more about Nathan at NathanBransford.com.
THE NEW YORK TIMES is an American daily newspaper founded and continuously published in New York City since 1851. The New York Times has won 108 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any news organization. Its website is the most popular American online newspaper website, receiving more than 30 million unique visitors per month.
The paper’s motto, printed in the upper left-hand corner of the front page, is “All the News That’s Fit to Print.”
The paper changed its name to The New York Times in 1857. The newspaper was originally published every day except Sunday, but on April 21, 1861, due to the demand for daily coverage of the Civil War, The New York Times, along with other major dailies, started publishing Sunday issues.
Learn more about The New York Times at NYTimes.com.
“A PRETTY BOOK: I’m JT and I love pretty books whether they are old or new, whether they are purchased from a bookstore or sold by an artisan at a craft fair, or whether I own them or someone else owns them. So this is a celebration of pretty books.
A Pretty Book will catalog wonderful pictures of books used as decorations, of bookshelves lined with books, of beautiful libraries, of pretty handmade books, and of some of the books in my collection.”
We love JT’s beautiful photographs. Learn more about A Pretty Book at APrettyBook.com.
RACHELLE GARDNER is an agent with Books and Such Literary Agency.
Rachelle says: “I became an agent in 2007 with WordServe Literary Group in Denver, and joined Books and Such Literaryin 2012. As of this writing, I’ve done 100+
book deals between authors and publishers. While I’ve focused my first couple of years as an agent on the CBA market, I’m now expanding and seeking books for the general market as well.
I’ve been in publishing since 1995, working in various positions encompassing marketing, sales, international rights, acquisitions and editorial. Just prior to starting as an agent, I ran my own freelance writing and editing business from home. Before that, I was Senior Editor with NavPress, where I developed and launched the NavPress Fiction line, including three Christy Award finalists and an ECPA Award finalist in its first year. I acquired and edited numerous nonfiction books as well.
I’ve written eight published books (as a ghostwriter) and edited over 100, including such authors as Mary DeMuth, Lisa
Samson, Jill and Stuart Briscoe, Neta Jackson and Brandilyn Collins.”
Learn more about Rachelle at RachelleGardner.com.
“TALEIST: Through this blog Steven Lewis shares his own experiences with Amazon for other authors who want to know how to succeed in self-publishing. It combines his knowledge as an author with his expertise in social media and online marketing, essential skills for any self-publisher.
Steven Lewis is a ghostwriter, journalist, podcaster and self-publishing author and expert speaker with two Amazon Top 10 bestselling guides to Sydney, among other books. He gives talks and runs seminars and workshops on social media, online marketing and self-publishing for groups and companies around Australia and in Asia.
Learn more about Taleist and Steven Lewis at Taleist.com.
“WRITER UNBOXED began as a collaboration between aspiring novelists Therese Walsh and Kathleen Bolton in January, 2006. They often dissected great books and movies, trying to hone in on what made them work so well, and had even written and published an article about Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings. When a second article idea was rejected for publication, they decided to create their own forum where they could broadcast their observations anytime they wished. Writer Unboxed was born. They’re thrilled the site now includes contributors who are bestselling authors and industry leaders, and that it’s grown into such a rich community for writers.”
Learn more about Writer Unboxed at WriterUnboxed.com.
“WRITER’S DIGEST’s charter publication literally “wrote the book” on writing and getting published. For more than 90 years, the experts at Writer’s Digest have been publishing books, magazines, competitions, conferences and distance education materials for writers who want to polish their skills and hone their craft.
WritersDigest.com is the one-stop shop for information, resources and writing community. Writers can connect with other writers on our forum, visit our blogs and sign up for our free weekly e-newsletter. They’ll will also find weekly writing prompts, contests and competitions, conference listings, and online exclusive articles.”
Learn more about Writer’s Digest at WritersDigest.com.