Posting late because I've been hard at work creating yet another "blog" to experiment somewhat with author marketing. My colleague Kristen Lamb is a huge fan of wordpress, and I must say the platform has lots of "aps" and such to offer. I've even embedded a hilarious kitty video in the first "new blog" over at http://www.amyshojai.com so I hope you'll check it out. . .
It seems a lifetime ago that I wrote two books with my good friend Dr. Marty Becker of Good Morning America. He invited me to the party to be a co-editor with him and Carol Kline on Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover’s Soul, and Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover’s Soul. That was in the days when my killer-diller agent always wangled a hefty book advance–no go with these titles, and no negotiating contracts, either. Marty and Carol had already written several Chicken Soup books and convinced me royalties would be worth it at the back end (the “new” way of writing books), and darned if they weren’t right! The titles went on to sell hundreds of thousands of copies, I got a crash course in writing Chicken Soup-style nonfiction–it’s a LOT like fiction!–and had the great fun of working with two stellar writers.
Read the rest of the blog here comparing old publishing to new, a jaw-dropping decision by Barry Eisler, and an innovative twist on book tours.
I'll still be here at RedRoom and "sharing" content back and forth between the two sites. Hey, y'all get double the furry pleasure!
woofs & purrs,
Causes Amy Shojai Supports
Cat Writers Association, Winn Feline Foundation, AKC Canine Health Foundation, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)