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Geoffrey's Latest Blogs

Dec.05.2012 - 9:11 am
A day late and a dollar short. I was supposed to do my "Blog Hop" entry yesterday, but things happened — including, believe it or not, a visit by Omar Sharif to our little...
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Oct.31.2012 - 2:36 pm
We love Paris, ma copine and I, for all the usual reasons. The great monuments, the museums including the famous and the smaller specialized ones, the good tastes in even modest...
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Oct.20.2012 - 3:08 pm
When I first stepped onto the tarmac of Caracas' Maiquetía airport in July, 1963, shortly after my 22d birthday, I knew just four words of Spanish: caballo, pistola, sombrero and...
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Oct.11.2012 - 4:37 am
This Book Baby post (Finding a Literary Agent)  inspired these reflections. Your situation may be different, but for me, this is an argument for skipping the whole process,...
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Comments from Geoffrey

Sep.28.2012 - 10:05 am
In response to: Collective self-publishing
Thanks very much for your interest, Frank, and congratulations on your publications. Yes, we know the promotion problem...
Sep.27.2012 - 4:05 am
In response to: Collective self-publishing
Thanks, DK. I know what you mean about the ego issues, but not a problem so far for us. The 3 that I invited were...
Sep.01.2012 - 1:26 pm
In response to: How to Get Bookstores to Stock Your Self-Published Book
Thanks for the tip. This simple definition sounds exactly right, and clears up our thinking about how to approach them...
Sep.02.2011 - 4:40 am
In response to: Self-Publishing and Reviews
Sorry. I wasn't aware that I sounded crabby. I'm not really much bothered about all those review requests that don't...
Sep.01.2011 - 1:34 pm
In response to: Self-Publishing and Reviews
Yes, I was fortunate with the Turkish connection. On reviews: I used to write book reviews for the Village Voice,...