Laura Carroll, LiveTrue books

Indie Book Reviews: Signs of Positive Change

As Suw Charman-Anderson wrote in her article, “New York Times Reviews Self-Published Book” on Forbes.com, “If there’s one thing every self-published author yearns for, it’s to be reviewed alongside traditionally published books. ” While she goes on to say that “for most that’s a dream that is unlikely to come true,” that just may be changing. Continue reading “Indie Book Reviews: Signs of Positive Change”

Rebecca Skloot

Writing Nonfiction: Tips on Conducting Research Interviews

Have an idea for a nonfiction book? Will it require interviewing a lot of certain types of people?  Interviewing people may not sound that difficult, but there is a real art to conducting them effectively. Rebecca Skloot (pictured), author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks … Continue reading “Writing Nonfiction: Tips on Conducting Research Interviews”

What Is the Right Word Count for Nonfiction?

I am about to start Alan Weisman’s latest book, Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope For a Future on Earth? But I have to admit, the Index starting at almost the 500th page makes me wonder – Did this book need to be this long? As an editor, here is one of my favorite sayings about book lengths: Continue reading “What Is the Right Word Count for Nonfiction?”

Talking Overpopulation: Signs of Coming Out of Taboo Territory?

Today the San Francisco Chronicle has the biggest feature article on population growth I have ever seen it do. The article is titled, “As the World Grow, So Do Climate Dangers.”  In watching new nonfiction releases, I have also been noticing an excellent trend… Continue reading “Talking Overpopulation: Signs of Coming Out of Taboo Territory?”