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henry-mosquera's picture
Jan.24.2014
by Sarah Juckes An easy-to-follow guide to writing a cover blurb to help seal that sale to your target reader, by YA author Sarah Juckes from ALLi Partner Member CompletelyNovel.  So, you’ve got a kick-ass front cover and have chosen a suitable title. Now comes the hardest part – condensing...
henry-mosquera's picture
Jan.22.2014
Dr. Jim Taylor Adjunct faculty, University of San Francisco Disclaimer: Four of the 14 books I have written have been self-published with the ready admission that I couldn't find a traditional publisher to publish them because of their decidedly niche nature. The topic of self-publishing, which...
robin-l-donovan's picture
Jan.21.2014
  I feel very fortunate. Being in the ad business I have access to many very talented artists. When it came time to design my book cover, my designer strongly recommended commissioning a photograph by the incredibly talented Scott Drickey. Scott read the book, asked a few questions...
robin-l-donovan's picture
Jan.21.2014
I feel very fortunate. Being in the ad business I have access to many very talented artists. When it came time to design my book cover, my designer strongly recommended commissioning a photograph by the incredibly talented Scott Drickey. Scott read the book, asked a few questions and...
robin-l-donovan's picture
Jan.21.2014
I feel very fortunate. Being in the ad business I have access to many very talented artists. When it came time to design my book cover, my designer strongly recommended commissioning a photograph by the incredibly talented Scott Drickey. Scott read the book, asked a few questions and...
robin-l-donovan's picture
Jan.21.2014
I feel very fortunate. Being in the ad business I have access to many very talented artists. When it came time to design my book cover, my designer strongly recommended commissioning a photograph by the incredibly talented Scott Drickey. Scott read the book, asked a few questions and...
henry-mosquera's picture
Jan.20.2014
Randy Malamud  Regents' Professor Of English, Georgia State University Prepare for the worst and hope for the best, I tell my students. Books will probably be gone in a decade, though if we ask politely we may be permitted to keep the ones we already own; après nous le deluge. A brave new...
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Jan.19.2014
When Dan Brown takes a vacation, speculation is not far behind. Will Prague feature in an upcoming book? Has the Charles Bridge affected him as it affected Kafka? Was the castle he visited Kafka's Castle? Was the cemetery the cemetery where Kafka is buried? Has his "inspirational visit" been...
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Jan.18.2014
All the words have already been used in books with other people's names on them. Still, I try.  I had a lot of fun with some words and phrases in my novel, chuckling each time I wrote them because they had double or even triple meanings to me. bending reality/reality bending - changing or...
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Jan.16.2014
Author K-Trina Meador stops by the Writers Showcase Podcast to discuss her Historical Fiction novel Knight of the Dixie Wilds and much more writers talk. To download this link to your portable device please right click the link below and select "save as" Download You can purchase Knight...