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Nina Lassam

Entries by Nina Lassam

Is This Writer the Next Amanda Hocking?

(1) Comments | Posted January 24, 2012 | 11:02 AM

In 2010, magazine editor Brittany Geragotelis had six novels under her belt but not one of them had been published. After parting ways with her agent, Brittany was taking a break from writing when she was asked to share her creative writing online.

Rather than post one...

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What to Do With Your NaNoWriMo Story After Midnight November 30th

(3) Comments | Posted November 22, 2011 | 12:36 PM

Whether you accomplished the word count or not, somewhere on your hard drive is at least the beginnings of a story. To those who completed the word count, a huge congratulations. In a month that saw the value of the project alternatively condoned and defended across major news sites, writing...

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Is the Popularity of Dystopian Novels Finally Fading?

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2011 | 11:57 AM

Publishing, like all industries, is susceptible to trends and the last few years have seen the rising popularity of dystopian novels. The Hunger Games, The Chemical Garden Trilogy, Uglies and The Year of the Flood are just some examples of successful titles published in the past few years that seem...

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Bestselling Authors and the Move to Self-Publishing

(4) Comments | Posted October 27, 2010 | 4:01 PM

Irish author AJ Davidson is the best selling author of "Kidnapped" an account of twelve infamous Irish abductions. Ten years after the success of his debut novel, Davidson has made the switch to independent publishing. With the launch of services like Fast Pencil Premiere and the high profile moves of...

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Award-Winning Author Robert Hilles on How to Create and Measure Value With Online Marketing

(2) Comments | Posted September 10, 2010 | 12:49 PM

Robert Hilles is a Governor General award-winning poet and novelist from Canada. The author of 19 books, including A Gradual Ruin published by Doubleday, Robert Hilles spoke to me about how the Internet has changed the expectations publishers have of authors, the virtual response to his work and how he...

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The Future of the Book is the Author

(19) Comments | Posted August 6, 2010 | 3:57 PM

As books shift from paper to screen, our constant online activities - Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and so on, are attaching themselves to the reading process. Much like how YouTube turned film into highly viral pieces that could be shared and commented on by viewers, books are beginning their own metamorphosis...

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