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bruce-jackson's picture
Feb.18.2014
Recently, I completed my first e-book exclusive of poetry, Writing the Wrongs.  This e-book offers a collection of poems that speak from an urban perspective on the social ills and human tragedies of life in America despite our global connections.  Give it a solid reading, then read it...
bob-mustin's picture
Feb.06.2014
Something tells me that I'm really getting serious about making it as a writer. I mutter imprecations at about this time each morning - I'm not getting any writing done. So what am I doing? Marketing. Making connections. Lining up book cover blurbs for my soon-to-be-released e-book, "We Are Strong...
bob-mustin's picture
Jan.19.2014
One perspective comes from a royalty statement recently received from the publisher of one of my books: print books sold exactly twice as many copies as e-books. because of the royalty difference between print and digital books, the e-books paid 33% more in royalties than print books.  Why...
bob-mustin's picture
Jan.13.2014
There was an article in yesterday's paper - the second in a month - about the demise of another indie bookstore: Accent On Books, in Asheville, NC. This one I know about - it's the site of my most highly attended, most successful book appearance. But that was half a year ago. I've...
jeffrey-ricker's picture
Dec.24.2013
It's Christmas Eve, and you're screwed, aren't you? You waited until now to finish your Christmas shopping, and there's no way in double-E hockey sticks you're going to get it all done, is there? You're at the Walmart/the Target/the "insert name of appropriate store here" and they're all out of...
dashka-slater's picture
Nov.11.2013
My novel for adults, The Wishing Box, has had two lives. It got great reviews when it came out in 2000, including being named as one of the best books of the year by the Los Angeles Times. But sales were never outstanding, and eventually it went into hibernation. Then, last...
james-hoch's picture
Nov.11.2013
Growing up, I always had a book to read. I’d go to bookstores and stand for hours reading the blurbs on the back covers, trying to decide what book to buy. I never really looked much at the price. It seemed that all paperbacks were about the same. Then, of course, there were the used bookstores,...
earl-merkel's picture
Oct.31.2013
(See accompanying cartoon) Fine. But dog-earing a page means a $200 repair bill... — Earl Merkel * * * Watch the "video book trailer" for my thriller, FINAL EPIDEMIC, offered for your minute-and-a-few-seconds consideration at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB5wr3f_fRU&feature=youtu.be And if...
bob-mustin's picture
Sep.29.2013
A couple of notes here for writers:   The most recent episode of Publisher's Weekly gives a veritable mathematic analysis of what's being sold in books lately, particularly print books. So - bottom line? Juvenile and YA are decreasing in sales. Mystery and suspense are selling well...
robert-britt's picture
Sep.25.2013
September proved a really productive month for me as I discovered a new outlet for my creativity. I have struggled for years with the problem of wondering why. Why was I writing? Why was I spending so much time on stuff that no one (or very few people anyway) would read? Well, after some research...