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kevin-arnold's picture
Apr.21.2013
  A novel that flopped when it was first released in 1925, this book is nowhere close to out of print.  News reports say it’s the new movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio that's driving sales, but as a writer, I’d like to think it’s the writing, particularly the narration.  The...
dorothy-nixon's picture
Apr.16.2013
Magazine-style cover of Polly and the Circus, Margaret Mayo, published 1908, the same year as Anne of Green Gables. Mayo was a playwright and the Polly and the Circus play was very popular. The Nicholson women go to see it in 1912, at His Majesty's in Montreal. Flora Nicholson of Threshold...
carolyn-burns-bass's picture
Mar.05.2013
  You’ve probably read a few. They’re common on Amazon and other consumer book review sites. You’ll sometimes read them in respected print publications, too. They pick at elements of plot, character, setting, and pacing with razor-sharp talons. They shred themes and pummel prose. They may even...
chris-h-stevenson's picture
Jul.04.2012
 Take a look at this list of successful self-published e-book authors. Some of them have POD paperbacks too: http://ebooktop100.blogspot.com/2012...han-50000.html I'm damn frustrated. I'm agog, atwitter and absolutely dumbfounded by the number of successful self-published authors who are...
sheila-english's picture
Nov.14.2011
p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }a:link { } When you think about real heroes, not the ones with super-powers and capes who fly about compromising the plots of ugly villains but genuine and honest human beings who fight to uphold the values we hold dear, what comes to mind? Some of you might think of...
lou-allin's picture
Nov.04.2011
Confessions of a Second-Rate Author           I’m second rate, maybe even third. Feels good to admit it, like coming out of the closet. After ten books in eleven years, I’m still not making much money and probably never will.  Do I have an excuse?...
steven-belanger's picture
May.04.2011
A new-ish segment of the blog, similar to the epigrams, but with room for short comments.  The following quotes come from Steven Pressfield's The War of Art:   "...Krishna instructed Arjuna that we have a right to our labor but not to the fruits of our labor..." Page 161.   I...
farzana-versey's picture
Mar.05.2011
After five minutes of deep contemplation, I am ready with my book 'What Every Woman Thinks About Apart From Sex'. It will have blank pages to convey that no one knows what a woman is thinking of, even regarding sex. Of course, to make sure that I am taken seriously I will refer to the ‘...
ernie-j-zelinski's picture
Dec.14.2010
Here is an interesting "fact" that you likely didn't know. In an article about how advertisers and corporations are experimenting with ways to advertise to consumers while they read their e-books, a Wall Street Journal reporter states, "most books sell only a few hundred thousand...
annette-dunlea's picture
Apr.23.2010
Bestselling ebooks UK 23rd April 2010 1.The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (eBook) by John Boyne 2. 61 Hours (eBook) by Lee Child 3. The Highlander's Touch (eBook) by Karen Marie Moning 4. Caught (eBook) by Harlan Coben 5. The Perfect Murder (eBook) by Peter James 6. Solar (eBook) by Ian McEwan 7...