Book Contests — My Big Starter List for Authors

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Want to win some book contests? If you're famous and your book is hitting the best-seller lists and it has the support of … [Read more...]

50 Books 50 Covers — How Top Designers Catch the Reader’s Eye

Want to see some gorgeous book cover designs? Go to the winners page of the 50 Books 50 Covers competition sponsored by the Design Observer Group … [Read more...]

Julie Hill Barton’s Dog Medicine Goes Big

By Barbara Falconer Newhall My writing pal Julie Hill Barton has lucked out. Her wonderful memoir, Dog Medicine, has been scooped up by a major … [Read more...]

Brooke Warner: Getting Published Is Easier Than Ever. Getting Discovered, Not So Much

By Barbara Falconer Newhall -- Until I met Brooke Warner, I thought I'd never need to read another how-to-get-published book. I've got a whole shelf of … [Read more...]

The Bay Area Book Festival — My Idea of a Good Time

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Books everywhere. Authors all over the place. And best of all, writers I know from writing groups or my newspapering days. … [Read more...]