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Will We Read On? Or Put Down The Book? Sometimes It’s The Little Things

Photo Credit: Simon Brass There is not a writer in all the land who can write to please everyone. We simply cannot please everyone. Never-ever-ever! However, as readers we can sometimes unrealistically expect some sort of perfection—and if we are a writer and/or editor reading, perhaps we are a bit …

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The Book Contract ‘Red Line’

Recently, I presented a research paper at a publishing conference which was themed around the experience of negotiating, and signing, book contracts. The paper, based on a series of interviews with Australian-based authors, publishers and agents, looked at all kinds of questions around book contracts. One of the questions which …

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Notes from the Tail End of a Whirlwind Book Tour

I’m writing this at 11:15 p.m. in a hotel room in Dallas, in a bed that is not my own. I meant to be asleep 15 minutes ago, and then I realized that—even though I’d written this on my planner 3 days this week!—I forgot to write today’s post. It’s …

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One Important Way You Can Help Your Book Publicist

As your book’s publication date approaches, it’s natural to turn to the pros involved in its promotion — your in-house publicist, the independent PR firm you’ve hired, or both — and ask: “What can I do to help?” After all, there is so much to do! And participating in the …

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Attempting to Control the Outcome of Book PR or Marketing Can Backfire (and Usually Does)

When your book launches, you naturally have a vision of where you’d like it to go and what you’d like to see happen. Reviews, interviews, readers, sales… Maybe fame and fortune! (Truth be told, many of us do harbor this dream deep down inside.)  Yet, whether this vision is clear …

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Book Promotion: What’s Hot, What’s Not

Flickr Creative Commons: Thad Zajowicz These days there are so many ways of promoting a book—yet also so many chances of that book not being noticed at all in the flood of promotion that washes over people daily. So as an author, what do you do? In this post I’m …

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Book Business: A Bookseller Interview

Flickr Creative Commons: Second-Half Travels The book business is divided between two divergent yet synergistic entities: art and commerce. As authors, our stories are imaginatively composed, subjectively appreciated, and diversely interpreted. These qualities don’t particularly abide by Wall Street rules, but to make writing a vocation, the work cannot exist …

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A Selection of Pictures from the Book California Crazy Edited by Taschen

Big donut drive-ins, owl-shaped ice cream parlors and giant boot shaped cafes … just a few of the novelty highway eateries once found in the United States’ South West, and now documented in California Crazy American Pop Architecture published by Taschen. This wacky style of roadside architecture became synonymous with the West …

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Dealing With Book Promotion Fatigue

image by Guillaume Joly Writers get tired. The process of writing, of editing, of writing some more, of editing some more, of searching for representation, of reworking the book yet again, of waiting so long to see your words in print that you forget you even wrote some of them, …

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