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darlene-quinn's picture
Feb.27.2014
Books do not market themselves, and if you have an agent and a publisher, they are not going to do all the work for you. Of course, if you’re a self-published author, that means the entire burden of marketing falls upon your shoulders. This article talks about methods you can use to promote...
catherine-lundoff's picture
Oct.10.2013
Despite the headline, I'm not an expert. I have spoken with three book clubs so far in my writing career, and am scheduled for a fourth one later on this month. I don't know how many talks will make me an "expert" either, so there's no point on pinning me down on the topic. But here's what I...
catherine-lundoff's picture
Oct.08.2013
about Silver Moon and related topics. 7PM, Quatrefoil Library, St. Paul. Hope to see you there! https://www.facebook.com/events/518543318220302/
kate-beswick's picture
Jun.30.2013
A book has two  stages of life. One is the writing stage, which  happens entirely in the  writer’s mind  and in  lots of little notebooks, and takes as long as it takes. Some chapters of Year of Night took months of writing and rewriting; others have not substantially...
rochelle-jewel-shapiro's picture
Mar.27.2013
http://rochellejewelshapiro.com/another-book-party-for-kaylees-ghost/
michael-seidel's picture
Aug.19.2012
I installed a Roku the other day. Hooked it up to my wireless and the office television, activated the thing and prepared to go to town with watching television over the Internet via a box top set.  Let me tell you, the experience is over-rated.  You can add many, many channels through...
manny-pacheco's picture
Apr.03.2012
 I’m happy to be part of Reader’s Circle, a cyber International Book Club. It’s an interesting concept that combines 21st Century online technology with the tried-and-true philosopy of coffee house book discussions. According to their website: You’ll note in our database...
jennifer-niven's picture
Jan.23.2012
Sometime last April, months before Velva Jean Learns to Fly was published, I received an email from a woman named Linda Newby, a travel agent in Anaheim, California, telling me how much she loved the book. Through a good friend with ties to Penguin, Linda had come across an advanced reading copy...
christopher-meeks's picture
Oct.21.2011
A few years ago, I read a post about short stories and the challenges book groups had to them. Short story collections rarely get discussed in book clubs because as Dawn explained in her above post, how do you discuss not one story but many? Last year, I took this very challenge to my college...
dale-estey's picture
Aug.03.2011
  Book ClubsWhy do we love them so much? Is it the zucchini bread?By Nathan Heller A casual observer of the book-club scene could be fooled into thinking that this summer was a hard one for the nation's leisure readers. Late in spring, Oprah's club shuttered, stranding publishers in what...