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sofia-diana-gabel's picture
Nov.10.2013
Okay, so writers are challenged with not only writing a great story, developing wonderful characters and keeping the reader involved, but we also have to adhere to the dreaded 'word count' for various genres. There are guidelines for everything, and I do mean everything. And, of course, there...
steven-belanger's picture
Nov.05.2013
Photo: Cover, from the book's Wikipedia page   Another of the Nordic Noir (this one takes place in Iceland) to become very popular in the last ten years or so, following in the wake of authors like Jo Nesbo, Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell and many more.  Not reaping the rewards of...
henry-mosquera's picture
Nov.04.2013
As an author, marketing myself is a crucial part of the business -- but that doesn't mean I hate doing it any less  By Sean Beaudoin This article originally appeared on The Weeklings. I HATE FACEBOOK. I hate Twitter. I spend a lot of time on both. At least a solid hour a day. I...
henry-mosquera's picture
Oct.28.2013
Romance and literary fiction are top genres as 391,000 books self-published in the US in 2012 by Liz Bury Romance and literary fiction have helped drive the number of US books self-published in hard copy up to 234,931, an increase of 59% compared to 2011.   Research by the book data company...
steven-belanger's picture
Oct.26.2013
Photo: Book's cover (and the Chiandros portrait) from mathomhouse.typepad.com.   Mostly-fascinating collection of essays, thoughts, theories and placing-you-there Elizabethan history that attempts to understand nothing less than the very mind of Shakespeare, as a man of his time, and--as...
steven-belanger's picture
Oct.22.2013
Photo: Movie poster, from its Wikipedia page.   This is a very well-acted and -directed film that maintains its tension even though you know how it's going to end.  (It's based on the main character's book, after all.)   Paul Greengrass, director of United 93, a couple of Bourne...
phil-naessens's picture
Oct.22.2013
  On today’s Phil Naessens Show Segment 1: Blogging Mets Mark Berman joins Phil to discuss the amazing MLB Championship Series’ between the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals as well as the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox plus much more. Segment 2: Phil replays an...
henry-mosquera's picture
Oct.21.2013
A media attack on erotica quickly spun out of control, shutting down book stores and wiping some indie authors off the face of the internet. by Michelle Fox It’s been a wild ride in indie publishing the last few days. A media attack on erotica quickly spun out of control, shutting down book stores...
dale-estey's picture
Oct.14.2013
I've been fortunate to like and appreciate my book covers. I even got to meddle when a depiction of a naked woman was destined for a paperback version of A Lost Tale.   http://redroom.com/member/dale-estey/books/a-lost-tale-0 I managed to have it removed because it was not - really...
henry-mosquera's picture
Oct.14.2013
By Mik Everett “You’ve probably never heard of them.” This phrase, spoken about an indie band, is a badge of honor: It’s one kid’s way of saying to another kid, “I’m cooler than you.” The same phrase spoken about an indie author is a dismissal. A death sentence, in terms of popularity. The...