Bookmark This!: March Edition



dbw-logoFive Myths About Book Apps

Do you know the difference between a book app and an e-book? Think a book app is only for a picture book? Do you need an IT degree to make one?

Learn more about how book apps are on their way up and why some say they make more money off a book app than an e-book.


How True Should Historical Fiction Be?guardian-logo

Historical fiction is gaining in popularity but do these writers have a duty to readers to keep their story as accurate as possible? Plus, the one essential for an historical novelist’s toolkit.


writers reliefNot Getting Enough Attention From Your Literary Agent? Here’s What to Do.

Find out why a literary agent may ignore you and the signs to look out for and what you need to do to get more attention.


19 Writing Tips from Writers and Editors for The New Yorkerbuzzfeed_logo

“How does Susan Orlean find her profile subjects? How does Malcolm Gladwell get his sources to speak with him? How does Sarah Stillman bring the characters in her stories to life? Thanks to the Longform podcast, we listened in on conversations with writers for The New Yorker as they spilled their secrets for outstanding reporting and storytelling.”


publishers-weekly1Graywolf at 40

Graywolf Press is turning 40 this year and has big plans all year long to celebrate. Also, with a big anniversary this year is Fiona McCrae, who is celebrating 20 years with the Minneapolis literary press as director and executive editor.

You can say congratulations to Fiona Friday, March 28th at Write Relationships:  Authors, Editors, and Agents: A Panel Discussion Sponsored by Women’s National Book Association, NYC Chapter and New York University Creative Writing Program.

Here’s more information on the event:

Friday, March 28, 2014, 5-7 p.m.   

Location:  58 West 10th St. New York, Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House

Free to all; our event is part of The NYU Reading Series

Light refreshments will be served and books will be available for sale and signing.

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Join us to hear from our prominent authors, agents, and editors.  They will explain how these important relationships develop and thrive.  We will learn about fruitful relationships behind successful book launches, what works and what doesn’t work.  There will be time for questions.


Harriet Shenkman, poet and WNBA board member


Adelle Waldman,  author of The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P (Holt). 

Elyse Cheney, founder of Elyse Cheney Literary Associates and Adelle Waldman’s agent

Fiona Maazel, author of the novels Last Last Chance and Woke Up Lonely (Graywolf). 

Fiona McCrae, director, and executive editor at Graywolf Press and Fiona’s editor

About Blog Editor

The Women’s National Book Association was founded in 1917 by female booksellers who weren’t allowed in the men’s organizations. Nearly 100 years later, the WNBA is still supporting women in the book industry through literary events, networking, literacy projects, workshops, open mic nights, book clubs, and many other entertaining programs throughout the season!

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