Lincoln Square Books

Lincoln Square Books Transforming powerful ideas into marketable books on behalf of a smart group of entrepreneurial authors who value quality and attention to detail.

Lit agent Peter Rubie has 30 years of experience in the publishing industry.

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Two new awards for writers!
07/20/2016
PEN America Announces Two New Awards

Two new awards for writers!

PEN America has announced the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award and the PEN/Jean Stein Grant for Oral History. The former, which comes with a $75,000 purse, will confer one of the biggest monetary awards in the country.

If you were to commence a 15-year exchange with another author that would end up in the New York Times, who would yours ...
07/15/2016
Why people are talking about Natalie Portman's emails

If you were to commence a 15-year exchange with another author that would end up in the New York Times, who would yours be with? This exchange between novelist Jonathan Safron Foer and film director Natalie Portman (and yes, actor) is a delight. https://twitter.com/i/moments/753663032635555840

Natalie Portman and author Jonathan Safran Foer have emailed for years so T Magazine assigned the two to write back and forth for a cover feature on Portman's directorial debut. Now, people are buzzing about the pen pals.

[Blog Post] Peter Rubie, "Turning Fact Into Fiction: On Writing a Memoir" http://lincolnsquarebooks.com/turning-fact-int...
06/29/2016
Turning “Fact” into “Faction” – on writing a memoir

[Blog Post] Peter Rubie, "Turning Fact Into Fiction: On Writing a Memoir" http://lincolnsquarebooks.com/turning-fact-into-faction-on-writing-a-memoir/

Memoir writing is increasingly popular as a storytelling genre, but there are pitfalls even to what you might think is the easiest thing to write — adventures based on the story of your life. Someone once said it’s the closest thing to writing poetry a prose writer can do. Whether that’s true or no...

[BLOG] When Writing Is Painful... http://lincolnsquarebooks.com/when-writing-is-painful/ Needing or choosing to write ab...
06/12/2016
When Writing Is Painful … What Can We Do to Support Ourselves?

[BLOG] When Writing Is Painful... http://lincolnsquarebooks.com/when-writing-is-painful/ Needing or choosing to write about difficult topics can sometimes put us off writing altogether. The tension between the desire to write and the desire not to write can lead to a frustrating experience of a kind of mental paralysis or on-the-fence-ness when it comes time to produce. Or we grind through it and suffer the consequences because...

Congratulations to our clients Lionel Nazario and Shelley Marshall for the release of their new ebook http://amzn.to/206...
05/18/2016

Congratulations to our clients Lionel Nazario and Shelley Marshall for the release of their new ebook http://amzn.to/206xo5s

An interesting new possibility for authors who have a promotion plan that begins several months ahead of their publicati...
05/09/2016
Goodreads Debuts Kindle E-book Giveaways

An interesting new possibility for authors who have a promotion plan that begins several months ahead of their publication date. I'm starting to think of book launches as steps in stages.

Goodreads is offering its members a marketing and promotional tool that allows them to giveaway up to a 100 Kindle e-books.

04/27/2016
Len Riggio, Barnes & Noble Founder, Announces Retirement

Barnes & Noble Founder Len Riggio is retiring.

Len Riggio, who built Barnes & Noble from a single store into the country's largest bricks-and-mortar bookseller, will retire after the company's September annual meeting.

Exciting #smallbusiness trend reversing two decades away from hand sold books. Good for #readers, food for #writers
02/22/2016
Publishers Weekly Reports 60 New Indie Bookstores Opened in 2015

Exciting #smallbusiness trend reversing two decades away from hand sold books. Good for #readers, food for #writers

If you can remember the meet-cure premise of the Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan 1998 movie YOU’VE GOT MAIL (written and directed by the late, great Nora Ephron)–where the heroine is losing her independent bookstore when a Barnes and Noble-like chain store opens up around the corner–then you know what it was lik…

The Real Prize for Writers: Choose Yourself and Create Opportunity in Hollywood and Elsewhere ... you have the skills to...
09/28/2015
The Real Prize for Writers: Choose Yourself and Create Opportunities in Hollywood & Elsewhere

The Real Prize for Writers: Choose Yourself and Create Opportunity in Hollywood and Elsewhere ... you have the skills to write your way across any invisible line you think is blocking you http://lincolnsquarebooks.com/the-real-prize-for-writers/

If you’ve been waiting around, hoping someone will invite you across a real or an invisible line in your career, then you should know that you have to be your own hero. Be the decider. Be the chooser. Make your own invitation across that line. In the process, you can change the world and the way peo…

08/20/2015
5 Reasons Why Lawyers Make Good Writers

Peter Rubie, Founding Partner of Lincoln Square Books, thoroughly enjoys helping lawyers like our client Paul Lipton, publish their books because the skills lawyers possess make them excellent storytellers and authors.

Use this simple technique to stay on track with your writing. It's a fun way to keep the creative promises you've made t...
07/24/2015
Jerry Seinfeld’s Don’t Break the Chain Technique

Use this simple technique to stay on track with your writing. It's a fun way to keep the creative promises you've made to yourself.

FEELING STUCK? WANT TO PRODUCE CONTENT QUICKLY? Try this simple technique for keeping the promise you made to yourself of writing every day and you’ll start seeing the pages pour out of your printer. You’ll be living the life of a famous author and legend soon! LOL

07/11/2015
Write Your Book Like a Cook

Write Your Book Like a Cook The Earth Diet #health #coaching #books #writing #recipes #food #cookbook #selfpublishing

I haven't formed an opinion about this yet, however I have had some of my books pirated on the Internet by shady offshor...
06/15/2015
ALA Questions Bid for Independent Copyright Office

I haven't formed an opinion about this yet, however I have had some of my books pirated on the Internet by shady offshore businesses--and I don't appreciate it.

ALA joins a chorus of Internet and tech businesses in questioning a proposal to establish the U.S. Copyright office as its own independent agency.

04/22/2015

How can you tell when you’ve run out of invisible ink?

Wonderful! Meryl Streep is a class act. #women #writers #film #TV
04/21/2015
Meryl Streep Funds Lab for Women Screenwriters Over 40

Wonderful! Meryl Streep is a class act. #women #writers #film #TV

Meryl Streep has funded a screenwriters lab for women writers over 40, to be run by New York Women in Film and Television and IRIS, a collective of women filmmakers. The creation of the lab, and St...

2015 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced... How many of the books on this list have you read?  I'm looking forward to Antho...
04/20/2015
The Pulitzer Prizes | Awards

2015 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced... How many of the books on this list have you read? I'm looking forward to Anthony Doerr's novel about technology ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE. #Awards #PulitzerPrize #amreading

Gunning Report Why Publishing Is Like Doing Yoga http://conta.cc/1Mh1Bfq
03/28/2015
Gunning Report Why Publishing Is Like Doing Yoga

Gunning Report Why Publishing Is Like Doing Yoga http://conta.cc/1Mh1Bfq

I'd like to invite you to an online event taking place this weekend, Abundance Symposium. When you register you'll have FREE ACCESS to my webinar "The Gratitude Solution: A Simple Plan to Increase Your Health and Well-Being," along with webinars on Life, Health, and Wealth-building Strategies from o…

Lincoln Square Books could not be prouder than we are of our client, Rania Anderson of The Way Women Work. Please join u...
03/26/2015

Lincoln Square Books could not be prouder than we are of our client, Rania Anderson of The Way Women Work. Please join us! REGISTER FREE. http://stephaniegunning.com/webinar

WEBINAR TONIGHT, http://stephaniegunning.com/webinar MARCH 26, at 8 Eastern (7 Central, 6 Mountain, 5 Pacific), I'm being joined by the remarkable Rania Habiby Anderson for what promises to be a very stimulating conversation about her new book, UNDETERRED: THE SIX SUCCESS HABITS OF WOMEN IN EMERGING ECONOMIES.

02/22/2015
Mashable

When you need inspiration, do you ever go to a museum? Cookie Monster does. Deep thoughts from the Cookie Monster.

Watch Cookie Monster read food-related shower thoughts: http://on.mash.to/1Am6sDn

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