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Meike Laurenson commented on the blog post 'STATE OF THE ART: Is Amazon's Kindle the Wild West?'
"wasn't expecting historical events here. This was written in 2009. Who wants to know now???? It's 2015. Things have moved on."
Jul 4, 2015
Marcia Fine commented on the blog post 'Anything They Can Do We Can Do Better'
"Thank you! Just took a class with Claire Messud who rec. "Wolf Hall." I'm ready for a good book!"
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Donna Lawrence commented on the blog post 'Steal My Book?'
"When I decided recently to offer my novel, On the Way to Somewhere Else, as a free download on my web site,, I did it because the current wisdom seems to be that you need to give something away to get people to…"
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"Thanks, Sarah. Can't wait. Sending you my email. All the best Pauline"
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"Dominique Millette's disturbing blog about women being expected to be sexually available at co-ed busines functions does indeed provide another reason why women may be reluctant to network in those settings--self-preservation. Sarah Glazer"
Apr 20, 2010
Dangerous Old Woman commented on the blog post 'Steal My Book?'
"Lookee here, from Reality Hunger by David Shields: "Lil Wayne, Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead are hugely popular artists who recently circumvented the music business establishment by giving their music directly to their audience for free on the…"
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Carol Willette Bachofner commented on the blog post 'Steal My Book?'
"hmmm, I had work stolen by a reputable zine when I was only 11. I cried and fussed to my father who wisely said: they like your work enough to steal it. You must have talent. So when we are copied, we can choose how we view it I guess. I am happy…"
Mar 9, 2010
Judith van Praag commented on the blog post 'Steal My Book?'
"@Sarah, Good title for an interesting post that triggers equally interesting comments. @Gwyn Stephen King has been offering free content of new books on his site. Clearly he has more than a clue about marketing. @Ginster, Thanks for collecting the…"
Mar 7, 2010
Jeri Bates commented on the blog post 'Steal My Book?'
"I think a good many of writers giving away their work are content just to have their say, knowing that their words will be read. Jeri"
Mar 4, 2010
Christina Brandon commented on the blog post 'Steal My Book?'
"Great post! I agree with Jenne'. Much to ponder. I wonder if a main reason why Coelho was successful "giving" his stuff away was that he was an already well-established author? Granted my experience in business and marketing is nil,…"
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B. Lynn Goodwin commented on the blog post 'Steal My Book?'
"I am so glad that Coelho had the courage to pursue this and find his audience. Admittedly writing can be a labor of love, but good writers deserves the dignity that pay would give them. Blogs pay an average of $20 per submission, if they pay…"
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Barbara Field commented on the blog post 'Steal My Book?'
"Provocative. There's got to be a hybrid model in the future as I heard some folks at YouTube, Facebook and the head of Stanford Journalism School discuss. Citizen journalism +platforming +community building (kinda open source), but still…"
Feb 28, 2010

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Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Good Courts, by Greg Berman, John Feinblatt and Sarah Glazer
Gender and Work, Shirley Gorenstein, ed.
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CQ Researcher
New York Times
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New York Writers' Salon; London Writers' Salon

Sarah Glazer's Blog

Steal My Book?

Posted on February 27, 2010 at 9:58am 12 Comments

Should I let you steal my work? More and more, that’s a question most writers will face.

Take a writer who said “Yes” with astounding results ...

In 1999, the agent for Brazilian author Paulo Coelho returned from Russia with bad news. Coehlho's novel “The Alchemist” had sold fewer than 3,000 copies and the publisher had decided to discontinue publication.

A second Russian language publisher was found but the republication was held up by supply… Continue

No More Faux Beauvoir

Posted on December 15, 2009 at 10:30am 5 Comments

If you’ve read that feminist classic, “The Second Sex,” in English, you’ve been reading a faulty translation that distorted Simone de Beauvoir’s message. Now you can finally read a new translation that is far more faithful to the French author’s original intent—the fruit of a long struggle by feminist scholars.

The new translation, by Americans Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier, has just been… Continue

Anything They Can Do We Can Do Better

Posted on November 16, 2009 at 2:30pm 5 Comments

I’m devoting my blog today to the She Writes Day of Action, which, as many of you already know, is aimed at amassing a list of all the superlative books written by women authors this year. I found it surprisingly easy to come up with some great books written by women in 2009. (Surprising only because most of my favorite books were written before 1940.)

The Day of Action came about when Kamy Wicoff, the fearless founder of the women writers' website She Writes, protested…


Does Content Want to Be Free?

Posted on October 16, 2009 at 10:34am 1 Comment

It was a shock to hear my favorite tabloid being hawked for nothing on the streets of London this week. The Evening Standard is the first quality newspaper in London to become officially and (presumably permanently) free.

“The Evening Standard is now free; Keep on walking,” shouted one purveyor to rush hour commuters dashing for the Tube, who would no longer have to pause for even a second to dig out 50 pence (80 cents) from their pocket.

According to media… Continue

Quick Hit: Sudden Death for Big Library in the Sky

Posted on September 25, 2009 at 10:19am 0 Comments

So the Google book search deal to create the biggest-yet library-cum-bookstore in the sky is officially moribund—at least in its present form. Yesterday, the judge charged with approving the deal for Google’s online e-book offerings gave the settlement parties more time to renegotiate the terms in order to take into account the objections… Continue

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At 11:30am on April 20, 2010, Pauline Frederica Kiernan said…
Thanks, Sarah. Can't wait.
Sending you my email.
All the best
At 2:33pm on September 28, 2009, HRHPrincess Carroll Ayo Durodola said…
Sarah, do you have your own blog outside of this Ning. I'd love to share what you're saying about the Google Library.


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