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The BEA Report

Posted on May 28, 2010 at 12:46pm 2 Comments

The writer's need-to-know on the book industry, by Miriam Peskowitz.



Those who know me know you won’t often catch me deciding to go to a big convention like Book Expo America. The hordes of people. The bad convention center air. The massive amounts of overstimulation, deals being made, and info transferred about.…



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The Writer-Entrepreneur: Dream of Quitting Your Day Job?

Posted on May 14, 2010 at 7:30am 8 Comments

In which Miriam Peskowitz interviews Anastasia’s Secret author Susanne Dunlap on her writing-coach start-up.



Do you dream about leaving your day job? Susanne Dunlap has just taken the plunge. She… Continue

The Writer-Entrepreneur: Amy Tiemann’s Mojo for Independent Publishing

Posted on April 30, 2010 at 8:30am 3 Comments

In which Miriam Peskowitz interviews Amy Tiemann about her new book Courageous Parents, Confident Kids: Letting Go So You Both Can Grow, and about e-book publishing as a book launch tool.



Amy Tiemann, author of… Continue

The Writer-Entrepreneur: Writers: Don’t Go It Alone!

Posted on April 23, 2010 at 6:30am 4 Comments

In which Miriam Peskowitz interviews Lori Tharps about how and why she created the WordSpace writers group.

In 2006, after publishing Hair Story, enjoying a successful career in New York as a magazine writer, and moving to Philadelphia,… Continue

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The BEA Report

The writer's need-to-know on the book industry, by Miriam Peskowitz.Those who know me know you won’t often catch me deciding to go to a big convention like Book Expo America. The hordes of people. The bad convention center air. The massive amounts of overstimulation, deals being made, and info transferred about.…See More
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The BEA Report

The writer's need-to-know on the book industry, by Miriam Peskowitz.Those who know me know you won’t often catch me deciding to go to a big convention like Book Expo America. The hordes of people. The bad convention center air. The massive amounts of overstimulation, deals being made, and info transferred about.…See More
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Laurie Jo commented on the blog post 'The Writer-Entrepreneur: Dream of Quitting Your Day Job?'
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The Writer-Entrepreneur commented on the blog post 'The Writer-Entrepreneur: Dream of Quitting Your Day Job?'
"Hi Mia--interesting dilemma. What happens when you make lists of pros and cons for each one? Does that bring clarity? I've been working on a practice in which when an option comes up, I now try to think about what I want life to look like in…"
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The Writer-Entrepreneur commented on the blog post 'The Writer-Entrepreneur: Dream of Quitting Your Day Job?'
"Hi Susanne--sorry about the mix-up--it should be fixed now! You've inspired me to commit to launching the coaching business I've had in mind for a year now. More on that ahead. Can't wait to check in with you at three and six months.…"
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"Eileen, that's a very important point. It's hard for me to reduce fixed expenses, but I have lowered my cable bills by going to a more basic package, and will definitely save by not eating breakfast and lunch out every day! Not to mention…"
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"Thanks Miriam, for this. It was great "talking" to you! I do just want to make one correction: In the Shadow of the Lamp is the first book for my 2-book contract with Bloomsbury (Anastasia's Secret was separate!) So I have another…"
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