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sharon-cupp-pennington's picture
Okay, I admit it: I was a “hardcover snob.” Before my novel, Hoodoo Money, was released in trade paperback original in 2008. And that’s hardcover, not hardcore. Hmmm. . .or is it? I treated my hardcover tomes like prized possessions, jewels in my bookcase of keepers. Masterpieces by Stuart Woods,...
carol-i-hoenig's picture
  There has been much discussion about authors needing to have a platform in order to snag that much-desired publishing contract. This is much easier to attain if one has some sort of hook or built-in audience. It doesn't escape anyone's attention that most novels do not fall into the category of...
louise-marley's picture
Writing is a slow and solitary business, as we all know.  It's also an act of faith--faith that the work will be accomplished, faith that someone will read it, faith in its future.   If, for example, a writer takes a year to complete a book, how does she sustain herself through the long days of a...
anthony-s-policastro's picture
I was intrigued by Evan Schnittman's new blog Black Plastic Glasses and his post "Why ebooks must fail" because it contradicts what is happening all over the Internet - ebook sites are popping up like weeds.The miracle grow for ebooks is the launch of the second generation Kindle, the...
tammy-yee's picture
How do you present your illustrations to a publisher? At the 2004 LA Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Conference, Kristine Brogno, former Design Director of the Children's Division of Chronicle Books, shared a list of ten things not to send to an art director... Read...
louise-marley's picture
When I wrote my first trilogy, I thought I was writing science fiction.  I thought Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover series was sf, and since that was my inspiration, I assumed my series was also sf.  It wasn't until it was published and began receiving reviews and analyses that I learned it was...
darren-laws's picture
By Darren E Laws It was fair to say last year's London Book Fair was a disappointment on a number of levels, the chief one being that I saw an industry which was ignoring all forms of digital publishing. I saw an industry that was happy and content with itself (with no good reason) and the sad...
tammy-yee's picture
It's been said that writing for children is more difficult than writing for adults. I suspect this is passed along by children's authors compensating for the condescension they sometimes face, real or imagined, as the featherweights of literature. Tell someone you write for children and you're...
tania-hershman's picture
(Cross-posted with TaniaWrites) I went to see the film Defiance last night, which is excellent, I found it very moving. I find most Holocaust-themed works moving, very personal. It's most definitely worth seeing. But before that I sat in the cinema's cafe, having something to eat, and was struck...
wendy-nelson-tokunaga's picture
The cover art for LOVE IN TRANSLATION is here and I couldn't be more pleased. The book comes out on November 24, 2009. Yay!