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thomas-burchfield's picture
Sep.23.2011
This April, I delivered my first presentation to promote my novel Dragon’s Ark  at the monthly meeting of the California Writers Club—Berkeley Branch. I’m a trained actor with a Bachelor’s in Speech-Theatre (U.W.-Oshkosh) and I’ve spoken off and on over the years. I spent days preparing my...
cliff-burns's picture
Aug.30.2011
Anyone who believes that only the best books get published, that editors employed by traditional publishers have peerless taste, the whole system is a meritocracy, etc., has a hard time defending that point of view these days. After all, recent major book deals involved a novel written by, wait for...
thomas-burchfield's picture
Aug.06.2011
Getting It Published   For those of you visiting for the first time, it happened like this: in December 2005, I began writing my debut novel Dragon’s Ark. In June 2009, I finally typed “THE END.” I then spent a year in grim pursuit of literary agents, knowing that, even if successful, my novel...
thomas-burchfield's picture
Jul.30.2011
(Thanks for coming by, but if you're not reading this at my official web page, you are sure missing some nice photos!)   On Friday, Elizabeth and I walked through golden morning to the Alpine County Sheriff’s Office to present Dragon’s Ark to Christine Branscombe, deputy, support services...
thomas-burchfield's picture
Jul.29.2011
[If you're reading this here and not at my official web page, you're missing some swell photos!)   You may have noticed a sag in my marketing efforts for my novel Dragon’s Ark (Ambler HousePublishing; $15, available in POD through your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes& Noble, Powell's...
thomas-burchfield's picture
Jul.06.2011
Welcome: This week I'm guest posting about my experiences as an indie publisher at the Web page of Joel Friedlander, the Book Designer and the interior designer of my novel Dragon's Ark. Joel's a great guy, a pioneer in this field and the place the start for those of you considering trekking this...
christopher-meeks's picture
May.15.2011
Today is my new novel's publishing day, so I thought I'd write about the marketing it took to get here. I won’t bullshit you. The publishing industry is changing fast, and what to do is confusing. Like a bar magnet, the industry has two strong poles: traditional publishing and self-publishing. If...
thomas-burchfield's picture
Apr.20.2011
(Another version of this piece--with HOT SEXY PHOTO--can be found at my official web page "A Curious Man."   Last Sunday, I delivered what I hope will be the first in a series of readings and speeches to promote my novel Dragon’s Ark  at the monthly meeting of the California Writers...
christopher-meeks's picture
Feb.26.2011
A few years ago, I found myself talking to Lee Wochner, a playwright and marketing specialist whose company Counterintuity did a great job promoting my play, Who Lives? Most of the run sold out. This time I met him just before a handful of authors and experts at the University of Southern...
milton-davis's picture
Feb.16.2011
Wow! It's been a while since I posted here. I guess I need to catch you up on what's been happening. Changa's Safari is finally available, my first release of this year. I had hoped to release it last year but production glitches sank that ship. But here we are and the early reviews are good. Meji...