Got Writer’s Block? Let Your Readers Help

I have already written a post about author Silvia Hartmann and the Naked Writer Project. Holly McDowell has taken her writing process for King Solomon’s Wives to the web in a different way. As reported by the Huffington Post Ms. McDowell has engaged her readers before the book ever hits the shelf. The concept here is to have readers …

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Two Developments on the E-book Front This Week

So the government is heading into court to smack the hands of Apple, Macmillan and Penguin. E-book Price Fixing Trial Set for 2013 I am more interested to see what comes out in the arguments before the bench than any possible outcomes. especially now that people have done the math. The agency model is not any …

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An Author (And Reader’s) Response to the e-Book Price Debate

A Facebook friend made me aware of an excellent article from Nathan Bransford regarding e-Book pricing on c|net. You can read the article here, and I encourage you to do so. I agree with the article but then I started thinking about things from the author's and readers perspectives. Writing a book is a labor …

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Are Libraries Good for Authors?

http://www.rachellegardner.com/2011/11/are-libraries-good-for-authors/ This was a guest post on Rachelle Gardner's blog that I really agree with. I think libraries have much more to offer authors than they take away. Especially for the new up and coming author libraries can be the first place you will find readers. The library can then offer a great place to …

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Are Books Dead and Can Authors Survive

I liked this so much I borrowed it from the West Valley Writers Workshop message board. This was an interesting read. It is inevitable that free will be the new economy. Though I don't necessarily agree with equating value to money. It is something we do but I think there are ways to value something …

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Weighing in on Self Publishing

Here is a post from agent Rachelle Gardner fresh from her blog. She is weighing in on the self publishing revolution. http://cba-ramblings.blogspot.com/2011/05/what-about-readers.html I don't know about calling the recent rise in self publishing a revolution, I am sure it is a disruption to the traditional way that publishing has been handled. I have to disagree …

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