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Friday, June 2, 2017

Here Are Your Top Sources For Book News



Where do you go to get book news?

There are so many sources that gather information about the book world – new books, best-sellers, popular authors, rights sales, industry trends, mergers, talent hires, etc. Which ones are reliable, current, and user-friendly?

The big guns for book news include these:

The New York Times
Publishers Weekly
NPR Books
HuffPost Books
Publishing Marketplace/Publishers Lunch
USA Today
Wall Street Journal

Others include:

Goodreads                             
Electric Literature
Lit Hub                                               
The Rumpus
Smash Words                         
Los Angeles Times
Book Riot     
PubPerspectives                           
Boston Globe
Bookish                                              
Library Journal
The Writer Magazine              
Book Business Mag
Poets & Writers                                  
The Guardian
Project Gutenberg                  
Publishing Alltop
Writer's Digest                        
Publishing Trends
Book Bub                   
Digital Book World

Of course one can find stories about books and the publishing industry simply by searching Twitter or Facebook feeds.  So much gets posted and shared and re-circulated on social media it can make your head spin.

There are a zillion book blogs to read – and You Tube channels, podcasts, and online forums that cover books.  Some of the popular blogs include these:

Bustle Books
The Indie View
The New York Review of Books
The Write Life
Jane Friedman
Page-Turner
Book Page

The key to keeping up with what’s going on in the book world is checking into the big sites and publications on a regular basis and then rotating dozens of other sources just to see what else you may be curious to learn.  You can also get news from trusted organizations, such as The Writers Guild, PEN, IBPA and other writing groups or genre-specific associations.

Keeping up with the news is easier than being the one making the news.  Who knows, maybe one day we’ll read about you and your book?

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Brian Feinblum’s views, opinions, and ideas expressed in this blog are his alone and not that of his employer. You can follow him on Twitter @theprexpert and email him at brianfeinblum@gmail.com. He feels more important when discussed in the third-person. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog 2017©. Born and raised in Brooklyn, now resides in Westchester. Named one of the best book marketing blogs by Book Baby http://blog.bookbaby.com/2013/09/the-best-book-marketing-blogs 

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