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victoria-n-alexander's picture
Feb.26.2010
  HarperCollins has turned to “crowdsourcing” to find material to publish. Their online site www.authonomy.com invites authors to submit their novels to be reviewed by other novelists who have also submitted their work. This is a new kind of publisher slush pile. Instead of having interns or...
victoria-n-alexander's picture
Feb.26.2010
Unaware, perhaps, that they no are no longer reaping rewards for their creator, used copies of my novels find their ways into online used bookstores and resell and resell. What were your chances ten years ago of walking into a second-hand bookshop and finding the obscure book you were after? Nil....
victoria-n-alexander's picture
Feb.26.2010
Do you remember in the nineties, when those enemies of progress decried the big box booksellers nudging independent stores out of business? They claimed chainstore dominance would ultimately decrease the diversity of titles sold. We might have listened. They were right. Once there were thousands of...
ben-campbell's picture
Jan.28.2010
The president of PMA Literary & Film Management, Inc. wants to meet and discuss a project using my VITRUVIAN MAN novel...perhaps representing it to publishers...perhaps developing it for a movie. If any Red Room member can provide me with info on the legit status of PMA Literary & Film...
bernice-l-mcfadden's picture
Nov.05.2009
  Dear Reader, It’s been nearly four years since my last novel, Nowhere is a Place was published, which is why I’m very excited to announce the upcoming publication of my long-awaited seventh novel, GLORIOUS (Akashic Books, 978-1936070114, $15.95) which will be available in a reader-friendly trade...
tito-perdue's picture
Oct.25.2009
The jury may still be out on Iraq and Iran, on Brittany’s hairstyle and global warming, but by now we have a clear-cut verdict on the issue of western decline. No longer sufficient to admit that the West has lost relative position with regard to the rest of the world in material terms, it’s past...
thaisa-frank's picture
Oct.20.2009
HEIDEGGER'S GLASSES, the first book to be published by Phoenix, in it's new direction as a serious literary press, is coming out this May.  The Editor-in-Chief has been consulting me about the cover, and I just got this write-up for an advance promotion on Amazon. (There's one there now for the...
cliff-burns's picture
Oct.19.2009
Whoo hoo!  Finally got around to adding one of my favorite recent short stories, "DeathThreats", to my blog.  If you are cursed by mortal fears, have a dread of dying, this is the tale for you.  Mordant without being morbid, evocative, chilling and funny. Pop over to my blog and either...
andrew-blackman's picture
Oct.10.2009
This book has very clear echoes of Proust, both in the writing style and in the sense of nostalgia that pervades the story of aristocratic decline. The references are clear and deliberate - in the very first chapter, Banville's narrator refers to his fragments of memory as "madeleines"...
victoria-n-alexander's picture
Oct.07.2009
Re: Redroom blog theme "rescue." Helping the undersung literary fiction writer is something that has long been on my mind.  I am a director at an arts foundation called the Dactyl Foundation in NYC. Primarily, I organize lectures on art and science and run poetry readings and discussion...