Publishers Pay For You To See Their Books

November 18, 2011

Today on Twitter, I became aware of a controversy regarding the popular #fridayreads hashtag. Some folks were unaware that #fridayreads is ALSO a website, and one that sells its services to publishers–meaning, publishers can pay to have their book featured on Friday Reads. There’s more backstory there (including an upset author, and complaints on both […]

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Book Publishing Revisited

November 15, 2011

I haven’t written about book publishing in a while.  A long while. Ok, it’s been like six months or something. It’s not for lack of trying. But the problem I’ve run into is that a lot of what people have asked me  about (ebooks &  self-publishing in particular) seem to be moving targets. So I’ll […]

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Publishing is a Business

April 19, 2011

So one of the things that I think is missing from many of the discussions about publishing is one simple, stark fact: Publishing is a business. I know there’s a idealistic notion of publishing—I had it before I got into it—that many people fall into. You know, how magical it is to work with books […]

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Ways Blogging May Help Your Chances With A Publisher

April 11, 2011

Last week I talked about some of the myths and truths of publishing for bloggers. Though I did try to include some good in the truths section, by and large it was more about how you’re NOT likely to have publishers knocking down your door. This week, I want to share with you some things […]

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Publishing Myths and Truths for Bloggers

April 4, 2011

I’ve heard a lot of mis-information bandied about lately regarding book publishing, specifically geared toward bloggers. And it’s DRIVING ME CRAZY. I live this industry every day, and have for the last 8 years, and I often find that my knowledge of the industry versus what is being spread around is vastly different. I know […]

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