All Blog Posts Tagged 'books' (704)

Book Marketing: What Traditional Publishers Expect from Authors Beyond Writing the Book

Getting a book contract is exciting beyond belief. I finally got a hard copy of the book. I said to my sister  one morning as I stuffed a copy into envelopes to mail off to those who contributed:

“I’m doing ‘authorly stuff;’ it makes me feel even more like a real writer.”

In case you don’t know, I’ve self-published over 90 ebooks (fiction and non-fiction).…


Added by Yuwanda Black on August 19, 2016 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Is your Book your Baby or your Employee???

Many months ago, on The Creative Penn blog, I read an interview with a prolific writer who wrote a book practically every month. As part of the interview, Joanna Penn and this author talked about the common practice by some of treating their manuscript like a baby, a creative baby. They agreed that maybe for the first few books that was okay, but in order to grow as a writer, a writer needs to write, get past agonizing over each book and put it out there for others to…


Added by Patricia Robertson on August 16, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Book Review: A Powerful and Super-Cute Book for Kids With a Powerful Message

A Stillwater Farm Adventure:

JoJo the Dorky Dog

By A. F. Hannah


This is a wonderful picture book for kids 5 to 9 with a powerful message. The message is that God is always watching over all of…


Added by Irene Roth on August 9, 2016 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Wednesday Artist: Book Sculptor James Allen

Wednesday Artist takes a brief look at James Allen, an "excavator" of vintage books:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on July 20, 2016 at 6:08am — No Comments

Wednesday Artist: Nick Bantock

Today, Wednesday Artist takes a brief look at the work of Nick Bantock:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on July 13, 2016 at 6:56am — No Comments

Monday Muse: Books and Articles to Note

Posted a Monday Muse look at notable books and articles:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on June 20, 2016 at 7:15am — No Comments

This and That in Poetry

Today's post features a number of items related to poets and poetry:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on June 14, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Monday Muse: New Idaho Writer-in-Residence

Posted Monday Muse profile of Christian Winn, Idaho's recently appointed Writer-in-Residence.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on June 13, 2016 at 8:22am — No Comments

Book Excerpt: Al-thar by Sean Dow

In Al-thar, (Arabic:revenge) Brent is living a tranquil life on the peaceful Philippine island of Masbate. But the FBI's witness protection plan is not enough when you have destroyed the plans of the world's most feared terrorist group-an assassin is on the way, and his plans are far worse than a simple bullet…


Added by Dorothy Thompson on June 13, 2016 at 6:23am — No Comments

Ekphrasis at the British Library

Posted Ekphrasis at the British Library, a commemoration of 150 years of 'Alice in Wonderland':

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on June 7, 2016 at 7:06am — No Comments

Monday Muse: Author Lidia Yuknavitch

Posted Monday Muse, a look at author Lidia Yuknavitch, self-described "misfit", and her inspirational TedTalk:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on June 6, 2016 at 6:49am — No Comments

Thursday's Three on Art and Poetry

Posted Thursday's Three, a trio of upcoming art-and-poetry-related exhibitions:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on April 28, 2016 at 5:39am — No Comments

Celebration U

Focus Group for ages 13-30 looking for readers of my book Ordinary Princess. I can send the book digitally along with the questions I would like to be answered about the book. Please go to my facebook page and like the page and stay up to date on information I will be providing the group. Just inbox me with your email address.…


Added by Pamela Michelle Mathis on April 18, 2016 at 10:40pm — No Comments

The Gift by Rebecca J Hubbard

All eleven-year old Pip wanted was a best friend.  When Pip gets a horse for her birthday she is delighted. She thinks that the horse she names Buck will be her best friend the moment that they meet. But she finds out that friendship does not come easily. Her father gently guides her…


Added by Kim McDougall (Kim Chatel) on April 8, 2016 at 11:11am — No Comments

Thursday's Three on Literature and Poetry

Posted Thursday's Three: a trio of new titles for your reading list:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on March 24, 2016 at 6:47am — No Comments

All Art Friday

Posted new edition of All Art Friday.

In the spotlights: paper artist Cecilia Levy, book artist Camille Riner, sculptor Jae-Hyo Lee, LA's Museum of Broken Relationships, MetMuseum change in fee, and the trailer for 'Bernice', art dealer extraordinaire.

The roundup highlights exhibitions of the work of Pierre Bonnard (San Francisco Legion of Honor), Peter Sutherland (St. Louis Contemporary Art Museum), Korean art (Worcester Art Museum), and Kevin MacDonald and…


Added by Maureen E. Doallas on March 11, 2016 at 9:06am — No Comments

Saturday Short

Posted Saturday Short, a look at the stop-motion video 'If Books Came to Life':

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 27, 2016 at 11:38am — No Comments

Thursday's Three on Literature and Poetry

Posted Thursday's Three, a trio of titles to put on you reading list: Donna Solecka Urbikas's 'My Sister's Mother' , John Guzlowski's 'Echoes of Tattered Tongues', and Marceline Loridan-Ivens's 'But You Did Not Come Back'. I've read the latter already and commend it.

See the book trailers.…


Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 25, 2016 at 8:46am — No Comments

Infographic: Love Words Counter in the Most Famous Romantic Novels

It's only two days to Valentine's Day. And all people are divided into two categories - single and dating. Of course, for happy couples, Valentine's Day is a feast of love, perfect occasion to say love words, give presents and go somewhere for a romantic walk. The single ones could not like this day at all. But what is the real reason of this?

We all need…


Added by Nancy Lin on February 12, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

[SWP News] Show these Books some Love!

The Longest Mile by Christine Meyer

In the course of their lifetime, one out of two men and one out of three women will be diagnosed with cancer. Many of us watch in desperation as our friends and loved ones fight for their…


Added by Caitlyn Levin on February 6, 2016 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

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