Laura Carroll, LiveTrue Books

What is on Your 2014 Nonfiction Reading List?

As you might imagine, I almost always have a good size stack of “to-read” nonfiction books. I’m a nonfiction hound, and also get a great ongoing stream of authors asking me to review their books and add them to the LiveTrue Collection. Here are just three making their way to the top of my stack in the coming year: Continue reading “What is on Your 2014 Nonfiction Reading List?”

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?”

Laura Carroll, LiveTrue books

Costs That Come with Becoming an Indie Author

In the last several years the publishing industry has seen many changes. The advent of print-on-demand technology and e-reader tablets are just two things that have changed publishing forever.  Digital technology in publishing has also made it easier for writers to …

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