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Publishing Head @ Kickstarter, tweeting & writing about money and publishing via On the Books newsletter, repped by @RedSofaLiterary. Views are my own. She/her

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Every year, our good friends at @lithub interview all of the National Book Awards Finalists! Here they are! https://t.co/AdO8RrVLng
Retweeted by Margot AtwellI love the Penny Fractions newsletter! @_davidturner_ is so smart, and I find so many parallels with the publishing… https://t.co/ylovDgV9yY @skobos @CJR I'm so glad you did this. Being transparent about money is so important. Much gratitude!For folks interested in becoming literary editors, this master class with @FIONAMCCRAE of @GraywolfPress hosted by… https://t.co/w3pFAYFRX8It’s amazing how many celebrated startups have been revealed as essentially labor arbitrage schemes disguised as co… https://t.co/9wAJCLVdCO
Retweeted by Margot Atwell"According to numerous reports, your “guidance” has essentially been limited to the following: 'We are what we pret… https://t.co/6v18I4aRlZ
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11/13
2019
Journalists are sharing their salaries, and it's not pretty. via @CJR https://t.co/gNIrZUIcjF Book publishing, whe… https://t.co/M5gloVRqZ7Please, if you're starting in the arts--if you're starting in *anything*: Abuse is not the cost of entry. Exploita… https://t.co/iENoZK76jw
Retweeted by Margot AtwellI don't know who needs to read this thread today... https://t.co/MfzxT4jus8Hey lit mags, you should apply for this @WhitingFdn grant - deadline is Dec. 2. These funding grants unfold over se… https://t.co/yY4njjIZblThrough the end of November, all of our cookbooks and cooking essays are 20% off! Start your holiday shopping early… https://t.co/21GeMvdNqJ
Retweeted by Margot Atwell @seananmcguire @borderlands_sf I hear that. I'm so sorry you have to deal with this. @seananmcguire @borderlands_sf If you want to fund a new print run of Book 1 (and try to move more of the third boo… https://t.co/Alsi3DHNZ6
11/12
2019
Away With the Wolves at @UncannyMagazine is an extremely personal story about disability, chronic pain, and giving… https://t.co/uZeHltWfX2
Retweeted by Margot AtwellThe @VonnegutLibrary needs your help to create a permanent exhibition highlighting the legacy of Kurt Vonnegut’s no… https://t.co/VmGcc8wkJT
Retweeted by Margot Atwellall right folks, i'm about to post a thread that's going to endanger the last reliable source of income i have. spo… https://t.co/IW7g4115cM
Retweeted by Margot AtwellThis is a great thread on the value and complexity of book preorders. Thanks @MargotAtwell ! https://t.co/W2u6XW5kEH
Retweeted by Margot Atwell @brianoleary Me too! I think there are a few dozen incremental changes that would make a massive difference to book publishing.
11/11
2019
This is the most non-NYC-based list of #publishingjobs that I've seen...maybe ever? https://t.co/brpSU2ifCq https://t.co/d9fmuVAP3fThe Unmistakable Black Roots of 'Sesame Street' - Pierce insisted the show present an integrated, harmonious commun… https://t.co/zliOX05P4m
Retweeted by Margot AtwellPreorders are only one tiny piece of a huge hairy problematic way that books are sold and marketed these days. We n… https://t.co/jDQ09u439FI always encourage writers and publishers to drive pre-orders and sales to bookstores or direct from the publisher… https://t.co/Td1SqrEJEaBut if stores get caught flat-footed, more sales will go to Amazon, since customers have been trained that Amazon h… https://t.co/BdzzjSQXSdMore store orders mean larger wholesale orders, which means that publishers have a signal about demand in advance p… https://t.co/Gg30YZl03KIf I take an action when I first hear about a book (aka, preorder it), then my favorite sales channel (usually… https://t.co/o4gtUIhNNmAs a reader, I love indie bookstores for discovery. But I also very often know that I want the new Margaret Atwood… https://t.co/GTrG7VPAhJAnd if a book takes off in a huge way that stores/publishers didn't predict, bookstores will run out, and then even… https://t.co/JKS92NtlXzIf a book hasn't taken off in the first couple months, publishers typically move on and stores return the extra cop… https://t.co/p3ST1eqMZGBooks get shelved in stores and promoted in media when they're "new" which is defined as being published this calen… https://t.co/Lt0qATdXKvI hear this but I think that preorders have significant value and we as an industry and as readers should think abo… https://t.co/C4JG8hgVMIBTW if you're a super rich person who genuinely wants to help promote democracy, you could save local journalism.… https://t.co/PxTQwbsyCi
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11/8
2019
No bigger slap in the face than telling longtime employees you're letting them to go to hire "marquee writers" for… https://t.co/vIaxFKo2oX
Retweeted by Margot AtwellOnly 50 hours remain to help @PowerAndMagicPr raise the final $14,614 they need to publish vol 2 of their queer wit… https://t.co/AbHtyt1tY6
Retweeted by Margot AtwellThis is horrifying. Mary Cain is very brave for speaking out, and I wish her well. https://t.co/Cr32UDMgqZ
11/7
2019
This isn't easy reading, but I'm incredibly grateful the Post's union and amazing data journalist @dataeditor did t… https://t.co/aSGgtKqgdO
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11/6
2019
4 DAYS LEFT, and ~60% funded!! Yesterday was an incredible funding day -- thank you all SO MUCH for supporting quee… https://t.co/bi3TtIP8JV
Retweeted by Margot AtwellTHE MIDWINTER WITCH is out today! This is the conclusion of a series about magic, identity, and friendship that has… https://t.co/NLpOcFDh2P
Retweeted by Margot AtwellEmail writers and tell them you like what they wrote/appreciate their work/see them doing good in their space! I go… https://t.co/gg8Dr0m2EN
Retweeted by Margot AtwellOh. Something I’ve learned: without fail, the creative opportunities (writing assignments, speaking gigs, etc) I’m… https://t.co/IOCbeKlj2Y
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11/5
2019
@TheSlowClap60 Thanks! I love your piece. :)"Things don't have to suck all the time" @ystrickler talks about financial maximization, other frameworks for makin… https://t.co/mpC9cUYeECYou can nab a copy of Derby Life from the @GutpunchPress website, cheaper than @m@z0n and with free domestic shippi… https://t.co/L952eTY63N
11/4
2019
We Need Diverse Editors by @kacencallender via @PublishersWeekly #RepresentationMatters "My experiences of being '… https://t.co/JiocAym35c
Retweeted by Margot Atwell#BreakingNews @Jolabokaflod launches £500 ($630) cash prize to find most innovative & original idea to inspire peop… https://t.co/Ik2jKNJK8E
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11/3
2019
For folks who are looking to break into publishing but not into New York, check out this Portland-based editorial a… https://t.co/R0NiCPKcA4And with that, it's over. Deadspin no longer employs a single writer or editor. I am gutted but so very proud of th… https://t.co/esUl6HQO9G
Retweeted by Margot AtwellSites that were killed, gutted for $, or had big layoffs this year: – ThinkProgress – Deadspin – Splinter - HuffPos… https://t.co/i23oVkdYcX
Retweeted by Margot AtwellHappy #NaNoWriMo! Wishing you lots of writing inspiration, persistence, and creativity this month. If you're stuck… https://t.co/cHA1Hm4F4h
11/1
2019
um i (a milliennial) work at the ny post and we aren’t even given what used to be the standard “lunch hour” and are… https://t.co/G1AEv0n9pm
Retweeted by Margot AtwellSalvador Dogli contemplates time. #Halloween https://t.co/NePJLiurCkBookish friends: I'm compiling a list of Book Arts Centers in the US. Please help me include them all! I have the m… https://t.co/mLtCbD94eJ
Retweeted by Margot Atwell @AANiffenegger @finebooks @andevers @IPRC @bookartsla @Thornwillow If I can help in any way (funding, signal boosti… https://t.co/TWZ0wRoDaJ @AANiffenegger @finebooks @andevers @IPRC @bookartsla @Thornwillow And @SVCSeattle - they have classes in letterpre… https://t.co/wVMmEHLuk6 @AANiffenegger @finebooks @andevers I would love to get a copy of this list if you were willing to share! My additi… https://t.co/ecJQxPAzHL
10/31
2019
Hard to overstate what big news this is. This is the only way to stop the weaponization of social media--with the c… https://t.co/YeHiCVzbQV
Retweeted by Margot Atwell @audrawilliams @kickstarter Sadly, I'm not planning on that this year, but I hope this project goes really well!a reminder that if you are willing to come into Westchester, or pay my train ticket into the city, I'll come take f… https://t.co/Zj2uVwMb9B
Retweeted by Margot AtwellNot all lit lovers know that Northern England is home to some of the most groundbreaking writers today. But a bienn… https://t.co/iPhjre6KRp
Retweeted by Margot AtwellTest Signal has 58 hours left... it really is now or never if we're going to make that target. Have you backed it y… https://t.co/wNaiEDoKsG
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10/30
2019
"Bookstores are the best places to find the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday list, and we wanted to find a… https://t.co/SEfiYx7mFR
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10/27
2019
This is a really useful piece about how to outline your novel. #NaNoWriMo2019 participants, take note! https://t.co/u0z6yxlyBt
10/26
2019
#DVpit is next Monday and Tuesday! Here's something I wrote about writing a Twitter pitch and query to help out any… https://t.co/U5q5yX6gCX
Retweeted by Margot Atwell"Beehive Books views publishing as an exercise in pushing the boundaries of what’s possible" Josh O'Neill of… https://t.co/4tcIYwfkE9Are you into podcasting? Filmmaking? Just want to master Instagram? Attend one of our workshops to learn it all! https://t.co/xvbzImzduP
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10/23
2019
"With cheaply available paper, we lost quality but gained quantity, and it changed the world. The world of literacy… https://t.co/foSRdhF56N
10/22
2019
@NiemanLab But this is also a symptom of a massive problem that we're not addressing: the hollowing out of the loca… https://t.co/3rAaUv9GTgThis @NiemanLab piece about how journalists are using newsletters to do local reporting is so troubling to me. On a… https://t.co/HUzXtlcjn1Every magazine on earth looks like a 30lb. independent London fashion biannual with an 80%-volunteer staff now https://t.co/myyH2KuEFN
Retweeted by Margot AtwellIt's no secret that I'm on #TeamWarren but I also believe that @JulianCastro is an exciting candidate with a lot to… https://t.co/X0R2GUg17H
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10/21
2019
"... I think what’s great about... decolonizing disability cultures, is to open yourself up to different ways of be… https://t.co/kiBvtoflxx
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10/19
2019
Oh, Banksy. "This is not a proper shop...Everything is produced by a handful of people using recycled material wher… https://t.co/9fEtusp0uPA new report on conditions in Amazon’s Staten Island fulfillment center describes "a production-obsessed culture"--… https://t.co/dnFVC81pcI
Retweeted by Margot AtwellThis scholarship is a great opportunity for a bookseller: https://t.co/VfUwhK0uqX @zzippycorgi11 Awww that's a bummer. I hope you get a great one someday.
10/18
2019
Just happened: Relative- "You can't fix everything by taxing the rich." Me- "You can fix a lot. Amazon paid no fe… https://t.co/IwgHsLURIe
Retweeted by Margot AtwellCongrats to artist Kambui Olujimi (MF 18), who has crushed his Kickstarter goal for NORTH STAR, a work he is creati… https://t.co/eAc3EYsw3s
Retweeted by Margot AtwellThe 2020-21 Knight @Bagehots Fellowship applications opened Monday. Today, our friends @JSKstanford opened theirs:… https://t.co/pSgm2R9a8f
Retweeted by Margot AtwellThis is an excellent piece about the ups and downs of publishing and really, honestly, something that is great to l… https://t.co/I3dwI6A08L
Retweeted by Margot AtwellCheck out this helpful career advice from the team at @NetGalley for anyone looking to work in the #publishing indu… https://t.co/9LHAF8QGld
Retweeted by Margot Atwell @tobiasbuckell I totally get you re: fighting the ocean. I'm writing a book about how money works in publishing & s… https://t.co/sZT3sLF18u @tobiasbuckell That's really frustrating. I'm sorry to hear that. @MsMiller 100%! @RosanneParry I didn't mean the numerical rank itself, but that higher sales through Amazon makes their algorithm m… https://t.co/KDLxy5u1nsIf you love an author and preorder their book, an indie bookstore is more likely to bring in more copies so other readers can discover them.I try to buy as many of my books as possible from local indie bookstores. I know not everyone has access to one dow… https://t.co/iCcU7YgOppI do understand that Amazon sales rank is really important to authors and publishers, but especially for small pres… https://t.co/ISwT2rldvF @udpbooks I'd also like to ask authors to do this as well, or to link to their local independent bookseller or… https://t.co/ug9R0X7v3U"Directing readers to buy their books from Amazon is harmful to the authors, and the publishers, whose work you are… https://t.co/axf8lSPCqoFrom Shel Silverstein -- support your tender boys. When men can show up as themselves, without fear of being critiq… https://t.co/rQiq9TZ0oA
Retweeted by Margot AtwellI'm begging the American people to pay attention to what is going on. Because if you want to have a democracy intac… https://t.co/ppbKORgZCo
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10/17
2019
Some video game producer should absolutely publish a game version of Gideon the Ninth by @tazmuir - it would be lik… https://t.co/szbKSR1ehw @spacehurricanes I miss getting to work with you! I learned so much, and will always be grateful to you for everything.📚 📚 📚 📚 📚 📚 Journalist and critic Molly Young (@magicmolly) on the importance of curiosity, strategies for writing… https://t.co/MetceXEYuU
Retweeted by Margot AtwellFULLY FUNDED PROGRAM https://t.co/ONgwbYh4uk
Retweeted by Margot AtwellYou don’t have to wait until the end of the book to offer a reader magnet. Some authors do it before their first se… https://t.co/r3PGak2bRF
Retweeted by Margot AtwellI stopped volunteering to take notes and do office housework for years, especially as a young woman, but as I've gr… https://t.co/4VFhMIyhRLI'm looking for nonfiction literary comics pitches that address the future in some way--climate , tech, progress/la… https://t.co/vWu2KHu05j
Retweeted by Margot Atwell @Tin_House @MinoritiesinPub @PocPub If you know of any paid publishing internships, let me know and I'll signal boost the heck out of them.Please share this as widely as possible. Why should we have to police Amazon? This problem is ongoing since 2017. T… https://t.co/nb81ZXbOnA
Retweeted by Margot AtwellCheck out these great *paid* publishing internships with the iconic @Tin_House in Portland, Oregon:… https://t.co/YhlqyIUAYd
10/16
2019

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