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hate to sound like a bitch, though I’ll admit that I also hate not sounding like a bitch, as always acting like the nice girl usually makes for a boring, and phony, conversation. But recently my colleague Betsy Lerner wrote a post on her popular eponymous blog, asking simply what writers wanted from their agents, and it reminded...
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...
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...
After both my novels were published, I did online chats with bloggers, book clubs and readers. Recently I hosted a week of chats on Litchat on Twitter. Litchat “is a fun, fast, and friendly way for booklovers to talk about books on Twitter,” according to their site and according to my experiences talking books there. I noticed at the end...
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...
The eBook won’t kill publishing, but the traditional book and its indifferent author just might. There was a time when the stereotypical aspiring author with a big idea would go from publisher to publisher in search of a believing partner. Few books would make it through the editorial filter to get published, but those that did felt significant. Not...
First, let me say that I will read and enjoy any and all Shelterfollow-ups by Harlan Coben. Shelter is the young adult spin-off of the popular adult Myron Bolitar series, featuring Mickey who is Myron’s nephew. Mickey was introduced in the last Myron book, Live Wire. I’ve been a Myron Bolitar fan since about 1998, and have read and re-read all...

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