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To Pseudonym or Not to Pseudonym

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 06.24.2014 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

There are lots of people who publish under a pseudonym for a myriad of reasons. It's a question that's been on my mind lately because my next WIP is somewhat of a departure for me.

Ms. Manners for Writers

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

I'm certain there are a number of snappish authors who advocate that dogs-should-eat-dogs (dog-eating authors who've managed to hit every bestseller list) but I believe in nice. Start by answering your mail. All of it. When you receive a compliment, say thank you.

When Publishers Put A Ring On It: What Next?

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 11.09.2013 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

Every publisher's timeline is different; within your publishing house, every editor is different, and every client at that house will get different treatment. With that as given, here's what you can expect from your publisher after you get that first check.

Writer to Writer: A Conversation with M.J. Rose

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.27.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

M.J. Rose is the international best-selling author of 13 novels and three non-fiction books. Her most recent novel, Seduction, has received rave reviews from USA Today, Publisher's Weekly and many others.

How Does Word of Mouth Work, Anyway?

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 07.06.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

Te idea of how people choose the books they read, and what role word of mouth (in whatever form) plays in that has been on my mind. And that got me thinking: what does word of mouth mean, really? And, more importantly, how does it work?

Are Writers Badgering Readers?

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 06.15.2013 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

When I cringe at another's (or my own) urges towards me-me-me, I try to remember to allocate a bit of kindness towards writers (like me) trying to dance as fast as we can.

What Inspires Authors to Write Their Novels?

Wendy Webb | Posted 06.09.2013 | Books
Wendy Webb

Ask any group of authors what inspired them to write their novels, and you'll get a collection of answers as different as the books themselves.

Authors Caught Between Inky Mom & Paper Dad

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.26.2013 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

Judging from how much the order for my new novel, The Comfort of Lies, was reduced, I am firmly in the "lesser known" camp of writers in the standoff between Barnes & Noble and Simon & Schuster.

Avoiding Double Chins & Other Advice on Launching a Book

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 11.30.2012 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

We saw that while there were tons of great books on publicity, marketing, 'how to's' on everything from getting an agent to publishing without one, there was a missing piece: what to do when you actually catch the gold ring of a publishing contract?

Books on (Bus) Tour?

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 06.16.2012 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

Upon hearing about Atria Book's plan for a multi-author twelve-city bus tour, I could only be grateful that it wasn't me who'd be stuck in a bus for u...

A Homemade MFA

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 10.05.2011 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

"How did you get published? Do you have an MFA?" a reader asked last week. I struggled for the right answer -- how to tell her that, no, I don't have ...

Indie Authors: How to Build a Bieber-Size Audience

Amy Edelman | Posted 09.19.2011 | Books
Amy Edelman

In the wild world of publishing (both indie and traditional), the Holy Grail has always been finding an audience (or conversely, having an audience find you).

From Writing Quietly to Screaming "Buy Me!" -- Promoting a Book

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 08.15.2011 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

The problem is this: except for the most ego-driven or ego-protected among us, it's an unnatural position for most writers. We like working in pajamas. We don't like shaking our booties. But to sell, we must.

Author Interview: M.J. Rose Talks About The Hypnotist

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 08.01.2011 | Media
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

"Reincarnation is just another form of therapy. In my books, instead of going to a traditional shrink, my characters go to a therapist who practices past-life regression."

The Writing Publishing Pit and the Pendulum

M.J. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
M.J. Rose

In 1998 I self-published online in order to get a traditional deal. I found it was something people expected me to be ashamed of. Now self-publishers are being lauded as heroes.

Cosmic Justice Comes to Fox

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Philip Goldberg

What is the significance of a show requiring viewers to buy-in to karma and reincarnation? To me, it indicates that society's notion of cosmic justice is undergoing a seismic shift.