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joseph-means's picture
Dec.06.2013
The Blue Angel Planet, Cover has made the semi-finals in the AUTHORSdB contest!   I would be happy for a vote from my wonderful fans. You can vote here, everyday till 15 December:   http://authorsdb.com/books/2013-book-cover-semi-finalists/children-s-books/the-blue-angel-planet  ...
aliza-sherman's picture
Dec.06.2013
Last week, I blogged about several ways you can use Facebook to help promote your book. This week, lets take a closer look at specific ways to market your book on Twitter. First, make sure your Twitter page is designed to feature your book front and center. Then find ways to post more visual tweets...
henry-mosquera's picture
Dec.02.2013
by David Vinjamuri For traditionally-published authors, the consistent advice from agents and publishers is “Don’t quit your day job.” That’s not the case with an increasing number of indies. The below post is an excerpt from Understanding Self-Publishing: 2013, a 46 page article that includes the...
steven-belanger's picture
Nov.30.2013
Photo: Movie poster, from its Wikipedia page.  Remember who the enemy is, indeed.  Good catchphrase.   Saw Catching Fire last night, so a few quick things:   --Best thing to say about this very good movie: It didn't seem anywhere near as long as it was.  That says a lot,...
henry-mosquera's picture
Nov.25.2013
By: Hugh Hart Jeff Vandermeer's Wonderbook: The Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction is jammed with storytelling wisdom from some of world's top fantasy writers. Here's some of it. What the hell is a Story Lizard? In Wonderbook: The Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction (Abrams Books, October 15...
susan-marie-schulhof's picture
Nov.25.2013
                                         ...As you read my words and ideas, my wish is that thoughts about your own life will come to the forefront, that my words will spur self...
steven-belanger's picture
Nov.23.2013
Photo: Book's hardback cover, from robertbparker.net I've gone on before about titles that contain the name of an artist as its main selling point, so I won't do so again here--except to say that book titles that contain the name of a deceased writer is even worse.  At least when John...
dale-estey's picture
Nov.22.2013
This is news? And it's annoying some people? C'mon - hasn't anyone actually read the Bible. Fiction! - it's awash in fiction. A guy in a whale and a 900 year-old man and whispering serpents and God being offended by naked people and The Book of Revelations. The Book of Revelations, folks....
henry-mosquera's picture
Nov.18.2013
By Henry Baum Dan Brown sells more books than Michael Chabon. Does that make Dan Brown a better writer? With the appearance of a post, Is Publishing Still Broken? The Surprising Year In Books in Forbes on Friday, I thought it timely to re-post something that our friend Henry Baum wrote...
henry-mosquera's picture
Nov.11.2013
There’s a sense of prestige attached to just about any movie adaptation of a book. Something about the written word elevates any cinematic venture, even if it’s about a zombie who falls in love with a nubile young blonde. That’s right, last Feburary’s Warm Bodies was a novel before it became a...