Understanding Social Media Motivation to Sell More Books

It’s the million-dollar marketing question: What motivates people to buy? That’s where human psychology comes in to help savvy authors better promote their books. A little knowledge about human behavior can make a big difference when it comes to connecting with your readers in social media.

So What Does Motivate People?

September 22, 2017 | Crystal King

The Writing Life

Meet a Grubbie: Sarah Annibale

GrubStreet runs on coffee, printer ink, and community. This series features just some of the Grubbies who make our community strong. In this edition, meet Sarah Annibale, current student in the Novel Incubator and a 2017 Pauline Scheer Fellow. Sarah is an avid writer, traveler and wine enthusiast who once pursued a career in forensic science, until she realized that processing human remains and dusting for prints made better story material than career material

September 21, 2017 | GrubWrites

Meet a Grubbie

September Top Picks: Opportunities for Writers

Welcome to the September 2017 edition of "Writing Life Essentials," a monthly hand-curated list of contests, grants, scholarships, submissions calls, and awards, with a focus on opportunities that are at least one of the following: local, free to apply, and/or committed to celebrating and supporting writers from historically marginalized communities

September 20, 2017 | Sarah Colwill-Brown

The Writing Life

Q&A With Author & Grub Board Member Alice Hoffman

GrubStreet runs on coffee, printer ink, and community. Our "Meet a Grubbie" series features just some of the Grubbies who make our community strong. In this special edition, meet Alice Hoffman, GrubStreet board member and beloved author of over thirty novels, including Practical Magic, and it's long-awaited prequel, The Rules of Magic (on sale October 10!) We asked Alice some burning questions in the lead up to GrubStreet's Lit Up Gala on October 5th, where Alice will be honored with the Grubby Award.


At Grub, we’re huge fans of Practical Magic. What can we expect from The Rules of ...

September 19, 2017 | GrubWrites

Meet a Grubbie

Best of the Web 09/18/17

Thrice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.

In Episode 42 of "TK with James Scott," Grub Instructor Shuchi Saraswat recommends her favorite summer reads and talks about her recent essay in Tin House, "The Art of the Sentence: Michael Ondaatje."

"I want to steal this sentence. I long to make it my own. It lends itself to theft, those vague pronouns unclaimed. It’s hard to find the precise origins of any story, fiction or not, so why not begin with a dream? Taken from ...

September 18, 2017 | GrubWrites