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Oct.23.2010
PERHAPS the biggest challenge for an author like me, publishing literary fiction under my own imprint, is to get the word out. One has to work mainly with the kindness of strangers, which means getting books to reviewers and hoping that among the 200,000 books published from companies each year...
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Sep.17.2009
As you may know, a few independent literary authors and I formed a book collective called Backword Books. It's not a publishing company but a way for us to gather our marketing talents together and see if we can get the word out about our books. One of the members noticed that a lot of book...
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Jul.22.2009
LOS ANGELES, July 16  -- Backword Books, a new publishing enterprise out of Los Angeles, fills a huge gap in the publishing business, according to founder and literary author Henry Baum (North of Sunset). "With the changing landscape of the publishing industry," says Baum, "and the...
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Jun.26.2009
A couple of months ago, Wendy at the literary website Musings of a Bookish Kitty asked if I’d like to write a guest blog just before her review of my novel, The Brightest Moon of the Century appeared. I wrote about the connection between author and audience. I include the posting below.-- As a...
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May.18.2009
  If you strive to get a book published, getting published is a huge enough challenge, but perhaps an even bigger hurdle is getting your books into bookstores. Amazon and other online venues are happy to carry and sell your book, but online bookselling is only 21% of the market. If you want your...
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Apr.29.2009
My wife, Ann Pibel, ever the fantastic researcher, found that the Festival of Books panel, "About Reading," which I wrote about earlier this week, was shot by C-SPAN. You can see the sixty-minute discussion at http://www.c-spanarchives.org/library/index.php?main_page=product_video_info...
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Apr.27.2009
The air was as clear as aquavit, blue sky over a green Los Angeles, thanks to the winter rains. A cleansing and cool breeze of sixty-eight degrees blew all day, which made for a perfect time to be outdoors at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. The weekend event, spread across UCLA's city of a...
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Mar.27.2009
I'm seen as an upcoming writer--and I feel it. Twenty-six years ago, I received my master of fine arts degree in professional writing from USC. Twelve years ago, I wrote a play called Who Lives? where I had become utterly fascinated about a true event: a citizen's committee devoted to choosing a...
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Mar.11.2009
First, thank you Red Room for putting my book on the homepage this week. Thank you to the readers who have leapt in and bought a copy of The Brightest Moon of the Century. Amazon has now reduced the price 32%. For the direct link to the book, click here.   The reading on Saturday at Vroman's...