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Karen Dionne

For Readers Drowning in E-Books, Author Collectives Offer a Lifeline

Karen Dionne | Posted 11.17.2012 | Books
Karen Dionne

In an ocean of self-published titles, two questions keep bobbing to the surface: How can readers find quality e-books, and how can authors of quality e-books find readers?

My Love Affair with Book Marketing

Karen Dionne | Posted 05.29.2012 | Books
Karen Dionne

The key is to marketing your novel is to find the things that make your book special and capitalize on those to get the word out.

Can You Hear Me Now? An Author Talks Audiobooks

Karen Dionne | Posted 09.24.2011 | Books
Karen Dionne

Some argue there's no such thing as an audiobook. After all, a book is something you hold in your hands. Okay, maybe a book is also a file you downloa...

For Career Authors, Staying Published is the Real Challenge

Karen Dionne | Posted 06.01.2011 | Books
Karen Dionne

No one knows exactly how many books are published in the United States every year. Bowker, the leading provider of global book information, estimates 288,355 print titles were published in 2009.

Why I Won't Write a Disaster Thriller

Karen Dionne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Karen Dionne

Writers have limits when it comes to the amount of violence they'll tolerate in fiction. This is because in order to write a scene, a writer not only has to put themselves inside the action, they have to go deep inside their characters' heads.

Requiem for a Borders Bookstore

Karen Dionne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Karen Dionne

As part of the fallout from Borders' recent bankruptcy announcement, 200 stores are scheduled to close. Unhappily, my favorite Borders bookstore is one of them.

Yet Another Blog Post About Michael Crichton

Karen Dionne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karen Dionne

Michael Crichton is the reason I became a writer; Andromeda Strain and Jurassic Park my literary role models.

Can a Novel Change the World?

Karen Dionne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karen Dionne

The novel, of course, is fiction. But the WaterLife Foundation is real. In my author's notes, I direct readers toward this worthy non-profit. I discovered the organization while researching the novel.