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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

Publish it Forward: Q&A with Libboo

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Chris Howard first came to Grub Street in the fall of 2010 to ask us to participate in "The Great Libboo Experiment" aimed at "getting the entire world" to write a book together.  We were intrigued of course and did our part to try to motivate the world, but - as you may be able to guess - we didn't succeed.   Since then, it's been impressive to watch Chris and his team hone their ideas, experiment more, and launch Libboo as it is today.   It's still in beta but is well worth watching.

July 22, 2013 | Eve Bridburg

The Writing Life

Publish it Forward: Who Decides?

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It’s been a few weeks now since Amanda Palmer took the stage at the Muse as part of our NEA- funded Publish it Forward series.

If you missed it, you should grab a coffee and spend 30 minutes watching her Publish It Forward talk "Connecting The Dots" right now.  It’s the best talk I’ve ever seen on what it means to be a writer in the digital age.

I was moved by her entire talk, but one idea in particular, the question of “who decides” is still rattling around in my head.

Who gets to decide that ...

May 24, 2013 | Eve Bridburg

The Writing Life

Publish it Forward: Q & A with Atavist

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I'm really excited to introduce you  - especially the nonfiction writers among you! - to Evan Ratliff, co-founder of the fabulous digital venture Atavist.   A serious nonfiction writer, Evan is dedicated to using technology in service of telling the richest, most layered and interesting stories possible.   He is a serious writer helping to shape the future of publishing.  Nothing makes me giddier.

April 3, 2013 | Eve Bridburg

The Writing Life

Why I Heart Christopher Castellani

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Tonight, at the Newtonville Bookstore, we will be celebrating our beloved Artistic Director, Christopher Castellani.   His third novel, All this Talk of Love, is hot off the press and man is it GOOD.   For me, its his best yet – a moving, funny, complex portrait of immigrant family life, of loss and love.  But I leave book reviewing to others less biased and more skilled.   I’d like to mark this occasion by writing about why I love the guy.

February 7, 2013 | Eve Bridburg