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Jul.01.2013
Deborah Plummer Diversity Solutions Thought Leader I admit that I haven't done much research on this subject, but intuitively something tells me that self-published authors whose works are targeted toward readers who are young adults do much better marketing their books than self- published...
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Jun.24.2013
Elaine Lee Partner at The AudioComics Company, Actor, Playwright, Comic Book Writer If you're doing it right, it's the toughest job you'll ever take on. You'll feel anxious, elated, irritated, grateful, frustrated, righteous and exhausted. You'll spend double shifts at the computer, Facebooking...
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Jun.17.2013
Will Weaver Author, 'The Survivors' A writer pal called recently to grumble about his agent-and, formerly, mine. He's a National Book Award winner a few years back, and together we endured a worst-case scenario: a small but well established agency changes leadership, and goes bankrupt at first...
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Jun.11.2013
  If you pay any attention to the weather shows on TV, then you know about the big, giant, red cloud that appeared on the weather radar near Huntsville, Alabama last Tuesday. The cloud looked like a super-cell thunderstorm with a red center and yellow edges.   Y’all know the drill when...
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Jun.10.2013
Penny C. Sansevieri Author and CEO, Marketing Experts, Inc. Some years back I knew this guy who used to work at Time Warner Publishing, back in the heyday of the publishing world when publishers were the center of the universe and everything else was, well, just everything else. He told me that...
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Jun.03.2013
Books have changed forever, and that's good. Writers will find readers and make more money going it alone, like me   By Hugh Howey Contrary to recent reports, I am not the story of self-publishing. The story of self-publishing is Jan Strnad, a 62-year-old educator hoping to retire in four...
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May.27.2013
I was hoping to become the next indie success story. Instead, I got a tough lesson in vanity By John Winters I am contorting myself in front of the bathroom mirror, iPhone in hand, a porkpie hat on my head and a pair of black-framed Jonathan Franzen glasses perched on my nose. I am trying to...
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May.20.2013
As the DIY approach gains more and more writers and readers, traditional publishers must reinvent themselves by Alison Baverstock  After a boom year in self-publishing the headlines are getting a little predictable. Most feature a doughty author who quickly builds demand...
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May.13.2013
Theo Pauline Nestor Host, Wild Mountain Memoir Retreat On the last day of the quarter, I often ask students in my memoir class to write down on an anonymous slip of paper a question about writing. When I did this recently, I received a number of questions about the legal implications of writing...
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May.06.2013
by Susan Violante Over the last few months I've been inundated by authors asking me to review their book or manuscript. I've been also inundated with cold-call press releases - some just announcing the book, some wanting a free review, and others wanting an interview. Many times I just ignore...