So many choices…so few guidelines or clear answers. How’s an author to choose?
With the proliferation of publishing options—traditional publishing, self-publishing, partner publishing, package publishing, e-books, p-books, and so on‑-many authors find themselves stymied by which route is best for them and… Continue
Added by April Eberhardt on May 16, 2013 at 2:00pm —
Inspired by Dane Golden's guest post on YouTube videos, I have begun a new series of YouTube videos, the second of which answers the question "Should all authors (published or not) blog?" Check out the video below for my answer. Also, one announcement: Litquake, San Francisco's literary conference, is introducing Digi.lit, a one-day digital publishing conference that will take… Continue
Added by Meghan Ward on May 16, 2013 at 8:15am —
It’s a zoo out there; the noise in the publishing industry sounds like the cacophony of birds and beasts in a wildlife park; lot’s of trumpeting. The paths to publication appear to vary widely. I see three options: Hold out for the big house (the large publishing conglomerates); find a small, independent publisher who loves your work; or, take the bull by the horns and self publish. I have signed a book publishing contract with a small publishing house. … Continue
Added by Sydney Matheson Avey on May 14, 2013 at 12:00pm —
Today's post is another in an occasional series presenting something you might not know about poets or poetry.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on May 13, 2013 at 7:06am —
Mini-novel Focuses on One Woman's Fear of Loving Again
Cassandra Black (a/k/a Amber Creek) has released a new novella entitled Loving a Texan from New Orleans. The mini-novel focuses on one woman's fear of loving again.
Cassandra Black has released a new novella entitled Loving a Texan from New… Continue
Added by Cassandra Black on May 10, 2013 at 10:00am —
I've mentioned the Salt Cay Writers Retreat I'm organizing for October in the Bahamas here before - we've been busy over the past several weeks, and there are a number of items I wanted to share.
After making a site visit to Salt Cay in April with my agent, who is helping to shape the retreat program, we now have a detailed program schedule on the website: http://saltcaywritersretreat.com/program/
I've also posted pictures… Continue
Added by Karen Dionne on May 9, 2013 at 4:27am —
In my experience, Mother’s Day is often trying for mothers who have had losses. In fact, the national organization RESOLVE, which supports women struggling with infertility, suggests sending a card to women who aren’t able to conceive or have had pregnancy losses. A parent’s love needs to be acknowledged and celebrated even after the death of a child. Every Mother’s Day, I am reminded of the death of my daughter to SIDS in 2003, my ectopic pregnancy in 2004,… Continue
Added by Melissa Miles McCarter on May 7, 2013 at 6:32am —
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on May 5, 2013 at 8:56am —
Today's Saturday Short is the trailer for Billy Coffey's forthcoming novel "When Mockingbirds Sing":
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on May 4, 2013 at 7:29am —
You probably know that Amazon bought GoodReads at the end of March. A week before that, I had the pleasure to meet Patrick Brown, Director of Community at GoodReads, when he came to lunch at the San Francisco Writers' Grotto. Brown spoke about the…
Added by Meghan Ward on May 2, 2013 at 1:00am —
By Sherrie Wilkolaski
The Cannes Film Festival is world-renown to both the film industry and indie film buffs. Held in Cannes, France every year since 1946, it is the most glamorous invitation-only, film festival one could hope to attend. It is for film professionals and press…
Added by Sherrie Wilkolaski on May 1, 2013 at 6:00am —
Earlier this month, the London Book Fair hosted all sorts of exciting events for authors. If you have 45 minutes to spare, I have put a link here to a seminar at the book fair, entitled 'How to Get a Literary Agent'. It is an up-to-the-minute… Continue
Added by Jenny on April 30, 2013 at 1:01am —
What goes into the design and production of an annotated edition of a Jane Austen novel? Monday Muse finds a short video that gives readers an inside look at the making of Austen's "Pride and Prejudice".
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on April 29, 2013 at 5:14am —
Today's post is another in an occasional series in which Monday Muse offers facts you might not know about poets, poems, or poetry and publishing.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on April 22, 2013 at 6:30am —
Today's quote is from Paul Auster's 2003 interview with The Paris Review:
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on April 21, 2013 at 9:09am —
Today's Saturday Short is the wonderful animated presentation of an excerpt from Leonard Lopate's 1996 interview with the late David Foster Wallace.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on April 20, 2013 at 7:57am —
I am so happy to have been asked by Women on Wednesday (PubSlush) to answer questions about my experiences as a writer, getting published, and just being a person! I hope you will check out the blog and would love to hear back if anyone has comments, questions, and especially experiences of their own to share! Peace! Here is the link: http://blog.pubslush.com
Added by Vicki Malits Addesso on April 17, 2013 at 9:17am —
I’m just back from the Boston leg of my book tour where I did presentations at the Saint James Armenian Cultural Center in Watertown and the Brookline Booksmith. Former schoolmates of mine organized the Saint James event, and the afternoon was a warm homecoming for my novel and me. The Brookline Booksmith, which has now hosted me for each of my books, also provided an enthusiastic welcome. Just before boarding the train back to New York City I taped a cable TV show called… Continue
Added by Nancy Kricorian on April 11, 2013 at 5:00pm —
I hope I have convinced you in part 1 of this series that a logo is an invaluable addition to your marketing repertoire. In this post, I explain how to use that logo to create a button… Continue
Added by Kristen Elise on April 10, 2013 at 8:23am —
Those of you who have read my post about Publishing & Professional Courtesy will know that when it comes to having a professional attitude, it goes both ways. We are… Continue
Added by Zetta Brown on April 10, 2013 at 7:30am —