British indie author Jane Steen examines the impact of Amazon's imprints on the categories targeted by her self-published novels and learns interesting lessons
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How do agents—generally considered the gatekeepers to publishing companies—approach the issue of diversity in the publishing industry?
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First Edition Books: What Every Book Collector Needs to Know
Nothing gets a book collector’s pulse racing faster than the discovery of a first edition – especially a rare one by a famous author. But how can you be sure that a book is, indeed, a first edition? Deciphering the clues can be perplexing, especially if you’re a novice bibliophile To learn more about first editions, we turned to book expert Bruce MacMakin, who is Senior Vice President of the San Francisco auction house PBA Galleries . PBA specializes in fine antiquarian and collectible books, autographed ephemera, and works on paper. How does one identify a first edition? Each publisher has its own way of identifying first editions of its publications, and even those are not always consistent, especially when taken over a span of years or decades. Many state “First Edition,” usually…
Funny, Inspiring, and Just Plain Bizarre Historic Firsts
Do you know what the first food ever microwaved was? Or who the first person to win two Nobel prizes was? Read on to learn about 50 amazing firsts.
10 Must-Read Empowering Books for Every Woman
All women need to be reminded, occasionally, that we are incredibly strong, dynamic, beautiful goddesses inside. Here are 10 books for woman to feel strong, empowered, and supported:
2017 Asbury Park Press Best of the Best Awards — Monmouth County
APP.com’s Best of the Best 2017 Readers’ Choice contest recognizes the best businesses, things to do and more at the Jersey Shore, chosen by you.