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dale-estey's picture
Feb.09.2012
"Bundling" (in the book world) is making the eBook version a part of the pBook sale. Is it time to make this standard practise (for - lets face it - the pBook has already been sold). * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Is the Time Right for Bundling?   While the major houses show little...
geri-spieler's picture
Jan.17.2012
Below is an interview of Geri Spieler by Linda Loveland Reid – for the Redwood Writers Conference April 28, 2012 Geri Spieler – Facts for Fiction “The most exciting thing about teaching,” Geri Spieler says, “is giving students that Ah Ha! Helping them to that Wow place where they can see how much...
dale-estey's picture
Jan.16.2012
The thing about such a list is that these (and many other) editors might change their desires with a change in the winds of sales. Still, any insight into the trends and desires of publishers (and quite possibly the book marketplace) can be helpful.    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * What...
tom-carter's picture
Jan.16.2012
The Making of a CHINA Photography Book Behind the publishing scenes with photographer Tom Carter, author of CHINA: Portrait of a People Part 1: Inauguration and Introduction It has been nearly 4 years now since my photography book CHINA: Portrait of a People was first published in Hong Kong, and 1....
jennifer-niven's picture
Jan.09.2012
It’s that time again: my publisher needs a new author photo for the upcoming book. When I was starting out, back in 2000, before my first book, The Ice Master, entered production, my then-publisher Hyperion let me know that a very famous and important photographer specializing in author...
nina-amir's picture
Dec.22.2011
You've got a great idea for a nonfiction book. You've written a killer book proposal. Now you need a fabulous query letter to grab an agent or a publisher so they ask you to send your proposal for review. To write a killer query, you need a one-page letter with three basic sections or...
dale-estey's picture
Nov.20.2011
I will share one of my most memorable rejection letters. Well, "letter" is excessive. It was scrawled on the back of a business card. It was terse. It was exact. Credit where credit is due, it was at least written in hand. It said (in full): Thanks- but no thanks....
steven-belanger's picture
Nov.16.2011
A little warning about publishers.  There are some who only allow submissions through contests they hold.  This is ALWAYS to be avoided, especially if there's a fee to enter this contest.  A friend of mine sent me an email with four interesting/odd/eccentric publishers that a...
bob-mustin's picture
Nov.11.2011
This crusty post on Bob Mayer's blog is a must-read if you're a writer struggling to find your niche in the writing/publishing world of today.image via blueridgebluecollargirl.wordpress.comLet’s get real.  The rhetoric is starting to get out of hand.  We’ve got people equating...
nina-amir's picture
Nov.10.2011
Most writers don't seem to want to explore the world of blogging. They see it as just one more thing to do. The don't realize that blogging affords them a superb way to promote themselves and their work--and to land a traditional publishing deal. A large number of bloggers are, indeed, getting...