Fellow fiction writers, Let's be frank: we're not the healthiest-minded bunch. If we were we'd spend our days doing something more pleasant than writing fiction. But lately we seem to have taken a turn for the worse.
This was my dream last night: I am riding my bicycle in New York City and I call my old agent and say: "My book is finished." In truth, in the dream, I've only written the first and last chapter but I want to get him "on board" early.
Self-publishing is no longer stigmatized and ebooks are outselling hard copies. If you are reading this you get that technology is dismantling the publishing industry.
Next time you're feeling yourself pulled out of a novel for whatever reason, give another medium a shot. You may find a new way to read in the process.
Many reviewers have been complaining for a while about the democratization of publishing and the "flood" of e-books. How are you supposed to weed out the crap?
Danny Rubin's original premise for Groundhog Day could be summed up in its core existential dilemma: "A man repeats the same day over and over again." The eBook approaches Rubin's writer's draft of the script in an equally existential way.
This week, New York Times tech blogger David Pogue admitted to illegally downloading a copy of Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Identity for his 15-year-old...
The publishing industry is hurting. Writers are part of the publishing ecosystem. We're hurting too. Now, what do we do about it?
Mishka Shubaly's writing grabs you by your neck, his thumb fingering the delicate pulse by your throat. He's going to tell you about himself, and the reason you can't stop reading? It's because he also seems to know a thing or two about your inner life.
It was a battle cry. A declaration of war from authors to traditional publishers if they didn't get with the program and do what the authors want... more marketing, a bigger cut of the profits.
The book blogger community is still essentially a frontier town, caught between laying foundations on the one hand and trying to deal with the regular influx of lawbreakers, businessmen, migrants and pioneers on the other.
When Kate Moore heads south to Anaheim this weekend to attend the Romance Writers of America's RITA® Awards, it will be for more than a chance to connect with her fans and fellow romance novelists.
The trend toward children relying on electronic readers and the iPad is well known, and I first noticed it in a commercial with children using an electronic tablet. "Aren't those toys for adults?" I cracked to my husband. Well, apparently not.
Now, once the digital enemy has been let inside the wonderland that is Waterstones, which of the two strong brands will dominate?
How do we know if a digital book is of a quality to support children's literacy development? An answer to this question must be constructed by all who contribute to a child's growth as a literate person.
My father-in-law turned to me and asked: "So, what's your number?" I looked back at him blankly. I was so naive in those days (last week). That was when I learned about the Amazon Best Sellers Rank.
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