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jim-malusa's picture
Jul.28.2008
1)  Ego. When somebody who's not related to me is willing to listen, I'm happy. 2)  Money. By my own accounting, book royalties pulled in an average of $7/day (before taxes, expenses, and the 15% cut to my agent). 3)  Visiting Faraway Friends. Christmas family portraits come alive and the children...
joseph-john's picture
Jul.12.2008
Ingenious way to outline a few simple steps new authors can take to promote and advertise their novel. Without giving too much away, this video discusses the importance of book reviews, a book tour, media interviews, a professionally designed website and blog, social bookmarking, MySpace, Facebook...
john-elder-robison's picture
Jul.07.2008
We’re finally starting to put together a tour for the paperback release of Look Me in the Eye, which goes on sale September 9.   Most paperbacks are merely less expensive versions of the hardcover, but mine is actually changed and improved in addition to being price-engineered.  Furthermore, thanks...
june-casagrande's picture
Jul.03.2008
* Originally published April 7, 2008 I’m one of those sober people. Haven’t had a drink for a long time. A very long time. I’ll spare you drama queen version and instead sum up the gory days in as few words as possible: lost jobs, lost friends, lost contents of stomach, early-stage DTs (yes,...
ellen-sussman's picture
Jul.03.2008
I've just returned from a phenomenal three week book tour for DIRTY WORDS: A LITERARY ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SEX. I'll blog about that over the weekend but wanted to link to a guest blog I just did for The Debutante's Ball (a great website). Here's my post about Patriotism: a dirty word?  I'll also post...
julia-flynn-siler's picture
Jun.13.2008
A few months ago, I received a politely-worded invitation to visit the George Town Club in Washington, D.C., to speak about my book, The House of Mondavi. The organizer of the evening, club board member Jane-Scott Cantus, was also hoping I might stay to join members of the club for a dinner...
angela-k-nickerson's picture
Jun.12.2008
I'll be talking about Michelangelo, Rome, and all the best of Italy on Saturday night at St. John's Lutheran Church. And here's the best part: the church has just been renovated, and this is the FIRST public function in the newly restored space. It is GORGEOUS!   Come see me -- or the church...
julia-flynn-siler's picture
Jun.11.2008
I’ve met a lot of wonderful people while touring to promote the paperback release of The House of Mondavi, but surely one of the most memorable was Helen Dufficy. Who knew such a dainty garden setting would occasion talk of "the two Ls"? Helen, a lively 91-year...
jim-malusa's picture
Jun.10.2008
  For my novice book tour, my co-publisher granted me a budget of $500. On the one hand, this was hardly anything; on the other hand, it was $500 more than nothing. The venues along the East Coast included REI sporting goods stores, indie bookstores, libraries, and the Big Daddy, the Barnes and...
ellen-sussman's picture
Jun.04.2008
My book hits the shelves in one week. I'm feeling great when I'm not feeling terrified. So far the press has been incredible -- lots of attention from most of the big magazines including Elle, Nylon, O Magazine, Self, Playboy, Penthouse. A copy of the book -- DIRTY WORDS: A LITERARY ENCYCLOPEDIA OF...