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pijush-gupta's picture
Jul.29.2010
Publishing the New Way: My Journey I have been putting pen to paper since the age of thirteen with various levels of success. Apart from my regular job, I took to freelance writing in 2005. This entailed various odd content related stuff like website content, marketing collateral, brochures etc. In...
cliff-burns's picture
Jul.26.2010
Soon I'll be off to Alberta, stopping by book stores in Calgary and Edmonton, hand-selling my novel SO DARK THE NIGHT.   Meanwhile: Praying the manager isn't going through a tough divorce. Or the store hasn't gone into receivership. Or they haven't got any available space on shelves already...
wen-scott's picture
May.16.2010
Write like the plague is gnawing at your heels. Find the words that nurse each sentence, be careful not to breath too heavily upon your paragraphs, and dispose of your dead as soon as the body carts arrive at the door. Does this sound extreme? Perhaps, but when one puts away the 'art and science...
kevin-arnold's picture
May.03.2010
I was honored to teach at Gold Rush Writers this weekend.  Antoinette May did a magnificent job of keeping seventy people continually challenged.  We had more participants with higher evaluations than ever before.  Some items that got buzzed up: >  Fiction is getting shorter, again.  Forget...
cliff-burns's picture
Jan.16.2010
I'm prepping the manuscript of my novel So Dark the Night, fiddling with the cover design, composing jacket copy...and, meanwhile, looking into print-on-demand companies. Initially, I was set to go with lulu.com:  the set-up was simple, no frills, seemed to be what I was looking for.  But then me...
gillian-pollock's picture
Oct.07.2009
I want to run away from the book fair. Lots of people in suits doing business, traditional business. I want to run away as fast as I can. Not a good reaction for a (sort of) literary agent. I think I’m supposed to embrace all this stuff but it’s been a long time since I did traditional business. It...
rhoda-p-curtis's picture
Jul.30.2009
I wish I could say I made a misstep, but actually I didn't.  When I received enough rejections from publishers to fill a wall in my room, I decided to self-publish.  I researched all the Print On Demand publishers and chose Book Surge because of their contact with Amazon.com.  I followed all the...
midge-raymond's picture
Jul.06.2009
This Boston Globe article on a Vermont independent bookstore offers a glimpse of what our future bookstores might look like — and it actually paints a pretty nice picture. Imagine your local indie bookstore with “all the classic trappings: exposed beams, wood tables stacked with hardcover...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
May.28.2009
Yesterday, I committed murder to a machine.  I haven't done that in quite awhile, the killing of a machine, in this case a blender.  And it was archetypal, really, the sound changing from a roar to a high pitched whine, and actual smoke coming out of the base in a whirl of final exuberance before...
cliff-burns's picture
May.19.2009
A new essay on my blog that celebrates the recent departure of so many editors and publishing industry lackeys, cast out by their corporate masters. My contention is that this is a good thing for authors and bodes well for the future of books. Pop over to my site for a look...