Tag Archives: Lantern Books

Running, Eating, Thinking

As I related in a previous post, two particular passions of mine—running and book publishing—coincided recently with the launch of Lantern’s Running, Eating, Thinking: A Vegan Anthology (edited by yours truly) at BookCourt in Brooklyn. I was delighted that so … Continue reading

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The Right Book for the Right Publisher

Sometimes this whole crazy business of publishing works: the stars align, the players remember their words, and the right person wins. Here’s an example of when things go right. About three years ago, I was contacted by Robert Kopecky, a writer and … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Fifteenth Anniversary

In September 2014, my colleague Gene Gollogly and I celebrated fifteen years since we founded our publishing company, Lantern Books. We organized a party at our favorite local bookstore, BookCourt in Brooklyn, and combined the festivities with a launch of one of … Continue reading

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A Berryful of Berry

I’m quite proud that everyone I’ve published at Lantern Books is still talking to me (when they haven’t died, that is), isn’t badmouthing the company (at least, not so I know—thank you, authors, for your discretion!), and receives royalties and/or statements twice … Continue reading

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The Rights and Wrongs of Translation

Authors contact us at Lantern Books frequently because a devotee in another country has either offered to translate their book or has already done so and is looking for a publisher. What should we do? the authors ask. Consider this … Continue reading

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Show Me the Money!

Occasionally, a prospective author will ask us at Lantern whether we give advances. Our answer is “no.” Here’s why. An advance is in effect an interest-free loan to an author. It’s meant to provide them with financial resources to enable … Continue reading

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Tell Me a Story (Part 1)

Having accentuated the negative in a previous post about submitting a manuscript to Lantern, I thought it might be advisable to give some idea to would-be authors of what a successful manuscript might look like in my particular eyes. First … Continue reading

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How (Not) to Submit a Manuscript

We’re sent a lot of manuscripts at my publishing house, Lantern Books; it’s one of the hazards of the profession. Well, that’s not fair: We depend on them to keep in business, so we welcome them all. However, much of the … Continue reading

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