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Writers’ lives are tough enough these days without their publishers treating them like idiots. So: working on the principle that happy authors (or at least not-furious ones) are easier to work with, here’s a really basic checklist of things that publishers should never again do /say to authors. Because—guess what—WE ARE NOT IDIOTS! Have a marketing person talk to...
We’re cute, we’re cuddly and it’s fun to tell your friends and family that your new boo is a writer—the title just smacks of microphone-in-your-face, get-to-the-bottom-of-it, Geraldo-like action, no? But being in a relationship with a novelist, journalist or author is really a test of any non-editorial person’s love, patience and good common sense. I can admit that we...
Today we interviewed Wendy of CaribousMom, a blog that offers in-depth book reviews for those looking to find a good read. Whether you’re an author looking to pitch a book or an avid book blogger fan, Wendy talks to us about some of her favorite books as well as what it takes to grab her attention when submitting a...
Today we interviewed Katie of Katie’s Book Blog, a blog that offers in-depth book reviews for those looking to find a good read. Whether you’re an author looking to pitch a book or an avid book blogger fan, Katie talks to us about some of her favorite books as well as what it takes to grab her attention when...
Dear Aspiring Authors, If you find that one of the main characters in your novel is a vampire, please back away from the computer screen before you continue down that road. Think about what you’re doing here. Writing about vampires isn’t going to make your book the next Twilight. If anything, it will become the book...
I WAS EXCITED when Mr. Monjo gave me a manuscript to edit all by myself. It was about a girl and her family coming to live on the Lower East Side in the early 1900s. Mr. Monjo was hoping this would Coward, McCann’s answer to Sydney Taylor’s popular All-of-a-Kind Family, but that was a very private sentiment. The...
Today Harlequin Mill & Boon multi-published author Kate Walker stops at Romance Book Paradise on her celebration tour for THE RETURN OF THE STRANGER , and she’s with some giveaways! But before we give over to her, just a reminder….check on the sidebar for links to follow KATE WALKER and CHRISTINA HOLLIS blog tours for MEGA GIVEAWAYS! So over to Kate...
Wattpad Presents: The Gatekeepers Discovery Writing Awards The Gatekeepers Post is hosting a contest for YA authors on Wattpad.com! Here’s How It Works! Round 1: Post the first 50 pages of your YA novel onto Wattpad by March 30th. The top 100 entries with the most votes by March 30th will be read by The Gatekeepers Post Staff. The story cannot have...
Richard Curtis is probably one of the most respected people in the book publishing industry. He’s incredibly smart, wise and a true visionary who foresaw the eBook revolution years before the masses. In today’s audio interview with the veteran literary agent and Publisher of eReads, he discusses with us the true pros and cons authors need to keep in mind...

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