Calling all mystery/suspence writers

Two books on my bedside table are there to help me complete a mystery novel that I once thought would be finished months ago. What happened was I discovered that writing a mystery is a lot harder (for me) than writing suspence, which is what my first novel in essence can be labeled. Hence, The […]

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Publishers Making Room for E-Books

Another example of a publisher conceding the growing import of e-books came from an interview with Penguin Group CEO John Makinson in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal. To his credit Makinson defended bookstores and physical books, but just last Friday Penguin along with Simon & Schuster and Hachette Book Group (Little, Brown & Co., Orbit {sci […]

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Big Doings in Self-Publishing

The first week of May 2011 saw several major developments in the world of self-publishing. Pick your choice of metaphors: The “revolution” is picking up steam; critical mass has been achieved; the new day has dawned…. First the News: 1) Another Imprint: Amazon announced it is about to launch new imprints in several niche fields […]

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Book Number 2 Update

The first draft of The Expendable Man was completed in June 2010. It took a while for me to get it edited and decide how to publish it, but since early March it has been available in both print and digital format. In between, I started working alternately on two mystery novels. I don’t have […]

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More Online Opportunities for Writers

The latest entry for writers looking for online outlets is Book Country from Penguin Books. See NY Times coverage: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/26/books/book-country-an-online-site-by-penguin-group.html?ref=technology. I’ve just joined so I’m not sure how this one, which is still in beta, will compare to YouWriteOn.com, a site that I’ve been relying on in recent weeks to sharpen my skills, but the […]

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