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Our fabulous Kansas City Pitchapalooza winner, Genn Albin give us part 2 of 4 of her journey to a six-figure deal for a YA dystopian fantasy novel, Crewel: http://www.thebookdoctors.com/genn-albins-story-of-how-she-got-a-six-figure-3-book-deal-after-winning-pitchapalooza-part-2
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http://www.thebookdoctors.com/pitchapalooza-movie-trailer     PITCHAPALOOZA   Pitchapalooza is American Idol for books (only without Simon). Twenty writers will be selected at random to pitch their book. Each writer gets one minute—and only one minute!  In the last month, three writers...
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THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO GETTING YOUR BOOK PUBLISHED by Arielle Eckstut & David Henry Sterry Here is another book from my pile of how-to books on self-publishing. THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO GETTING YOUR BOOK PUBLISHED by Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry covers just about everything you need...
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I once opened a can of e-book whoop-ass on Stephen King. “No interactivity, no extra benefit for readers!” I scolded the usually imaginative novelist back in the go-go days of Y2K. From my desk on New York’s Silicon Alley where I had the publishing beat at an internet industry magazine, King’s self...
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It's a curious thing to call oneself an author in this early half of the twenty-first century. The word now means so much more than it did when classic authors such as William Shakespeare, Frederick Douglass, or Anais Nin made their claims to literary fame. Although their works may have been as...
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An interesting phenomenon. I think the significance of this is that the famous - and those with deep pockets  - are scrutinized more critically than the rest of us. And the muddle caused by the post-modern attitude toward authorship only throws another bucket of mud in the bog. Ian McEwan~...
lorraine-duffy-merkl's picture
I starting calling myself an author when my debut novel got published, but honestly, I didn't feel like one. My book was published by a small press, now reviewers would give me the time of day, and when people asked me where they could buy it I could not point them to the nearest B&N or Borders...
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      The Shakespeare Apocalypse By Dana Stevens Early in the daylong set tour, it becomes clear that Anonymous, Roland Emmerich's upcoming drama about the secret author of Shakespeare's plays, won't be a decorous literary costume drama but rather a certifiably loony fantasia built on an epic scale...
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Again - or, still - Shakespeare faces questioning by those of little understanding. The main thrust (or is it the only plank in this stage) is that Shakespeare was not of high enough social station to know about what he wrote. It puts me in mind of the bulk of those touting  past lives that they...
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That olde shibboleth that Wm. Shakespeare did not write the plays of Shakespeare rears its hoary head again. Zounds! Having Repeatedly Destroyed Earth, Emmerich Sets Sights on The Bard   Getty Images "2012," "The Day After Tomorrow," "Godzilla," "...