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A Conversation With Boston Literary District Director Alysia Abbott

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Spearheaded in part by GrubStreet's Eve Bridburg, the Boston Literary Cultural District was founded in 2014 to provide a window into Boston's literary history through tours and events. Now the LCD has a new Director: Grub Instructor Alysia Abbott. This week, Eve and Alysia got together to talk writing communities, Alysia's award-winning book, Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father, and historic literary sites that might surprise the modern Bostonian.

August 5, 2016 | Eve Bridburg


Anticipating Twenty: Executive Director Eve Bridburg on Grub Grown Up

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It’s hard for me to wrap my head around the notion that GrubStreet will be twenty next year. I was twenty-nine when I put $400 on my credit card to produce our first flyer advertising two fiction workshops. Next year, I’ll be just shy of fifty. My two children, babies in the early days who crawled through the legs of our first volunteers during gatherings in my living room, will both be in high school.  This summer, my daughter, for the second year running, will ride the T into the city with her friend Molly to take classes with ...

May 6, 2016 | Eve Bridburg


Publish it Forward: Vook's Author Control

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I always get exited when publishing innovations place more information, creative control, or financial ownership in the hands of writers.   With something called "Author Control," Vook is helping writers get a handle on a host of sales data.  Vook, for those of you new to the company, publishes e-books which combine text, video and links to the internet. They partner with traditional publishers, and they also offer self-publishing services.   This latest product is for writers with self-published titles.   

March 21, 2014 | Eve Bridburg

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Publish it Forward: Kate Pullinger

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In October I traveled to Books in Browsers, a small gathering of mainly designers and developers working in the Internet publishing space.  The conference was in San Francisco at the very cool Internet Archive. At this summit, I quickly learned, craft isn’t about plot or character, but line spacing, typography, and navigation; authoring is about writing code or developing programs not creating narrative.   With this crowd, the frustration with eBooks stemmed from the basic, unimaginative and just plain ugly interfaces of most reading devices, rather than a nagging worry about how they’d change the world for authors and ...

December 19, 2013 | Eve Bridburg

The Writing Life

Publish it Forward: Q&A with Readsocial, Readups

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Travis Alber is the co-founder and president of ReadSocial and a publishing consultant.  Since 2007, she's been working with her partner Aaron Miller (a writer!) on digital projects around reading and communicating. These days, almost everything can be shared easily online. Travis doesn't think it makes any sense to leave books out. She thinks we should be reading books together online. I was dubious before I talked with her, but she makes a pretty good case for being open to the idea.

October 2, 2013 | Eve Bridburg

The Writing Life