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larry-r-smith's picture
Jun.04.2013
As a publisher of a literary small press for over 25 years, I can tell you that getting book reviews in major newspapers or magazines is a challenge. It takes more time than I typically have to make calls to reviewers to remind or request reviews. That's why a review editor who is also an author...
larry-r-smith's picture
Jun.04.2013
As a publisher of a literary small press for over 25 years, I can tell you that getting book reviews in major newspapers or magazines is a challenge. It takes more time than I typically have to make calls to reviewers to remind or request reviews. That's why a review editor who is also an author...
lise-mcclendon's picture
Aug.15.2012
  In the writing life there are two kinds of motivation. One is the kind that gets you to apply your backside to a chair and get some writing done every day. The other kind is the reason why your characters do the things they do. Both motivations can be difficult at times, but let’s start with...
chris-h-stevenson's picture
Aug.12.2012
Just how much promotion and marketing is your small or indie press doing for your book? Granted, I know from the other books I have published that the author should participate and do promos (per most of my contracts), but I keep hearing from other authors that their  publisher also "puts...
kristen-j-tsetsi's picture
Apr.19.2012
  From Self-Pub to Small Press: Pretty Much True… Posted by kristentsetsi on April 19, 2012 · Leave a Comment (Edit) I have the nagging suspicion I should probably be concerned about publishing & book-selling anti-trust suits, monoliths, and monopolies. But I’m already worried...
bernice-l-mcfadden's picture
Mar.25.2012
Steps up to mike, removes mike, taps mike… Testing one, two, three… Can the people in the back hear me? "Okay, here I go.. So this thing that I’m about to talk about has been weighing quite heavily on my heart, mind and spirit for a sometime now.  I want to school some of you out there about...
m-allen-cunningham's picture
Oct.08.2011
On this day seven years ago, my first novel The Green Age of Asher Witherow was published. Among the good things that happened for that book, the luckiest was the phenomenal support it enjoyed from this country’s independent booksellers. The Green Age did not exactly come into the world branded...
robert-b-smith's picture
Sep.10.2011
I suspect that every published author has experienced the dread and delight of book promotion. Success is really an art form, and sometimes simple survival is a good outcome. A first warning for newbies is that "all venues are not created equal." If you are the keynoter at a conference and your...
katherine-holmes's picture
Aug.08.2011
Writing Amid Used BooksBook publication with a publisher! I was going to write about fantasy and review Indie authors in this and the next post. But reading an email, I suddenly leapt into a realm I had never known before. I am to have my first book published by a publisher. I won the...
rosemary-jones's picture
May.19.2011
Steven E. Schend is the latest editor/author to ask me to contribute to a shared world. There's some great names associated with this project, including the legendary Ed Greenwood. I'm intrigued about the idea of writing about a fantastical world where secrets can be more powerful than dragons....