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EIGHT BLURB TIPS BIG PUBLISHERS DON’T SHARE

Originally posted on HOME OF HIGH FANTASY:
Authors love to debate their craft, and few topics are more hotly argued than the humble blurb. I say humble, for it’s tiny compared to a book, and yet it’s the keystone that…

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The Crossroads Cafe — an excerpt

Library Journal’s “Best Five Romances of 2006” Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award Winner Independent Publisher Award Winner Finalist for numerous regional awards Reader’s Guide A beautiful woman, scarred for life. A tortured man, seeking redemption. Brought together by … Continue reading

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Forget, Hell . . . You want a fed holiday to celebrate the South’s defeat?

Forget, Hell . . . You want a fed holiday to celebrate the South's defeat?.

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Forget, Hell . . . You want a fed holiday to celebrate the South’s defeat?

This is new news to me, but apparently it’s an idea that’s alive and kicking–the creation of an annual federal holiday celebrating the South’s defeat, on April 9 — the date Robert E. Lee surrendered, ending the Civil War. The … Continue reading

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Against All Odds—What’s Our REAL Chance of Becoming a Successful Author?

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Image and quote courtesy of SEAL of Honor on Facebook. Many of you were here for last week’s discussion regarding What Makes a Real Writer?¬†When we decide to become professional writers, we have…

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Why Konrath’s EAF library business won’t work

Link to Digital Reader article here. EAF will do is make some chump change for a handful of bestselling authors. For the rest, it is essentially giving away their books for free, to be endlessly pirated. Libraries are not interested … Continue reading

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The Scott Bradlee Post Modern Jukebox — Call Me Maybe

I love quirky and inventive music. Scott Bradlee and his troupe of amazin singers and musicians make cover versions of modern songs — but do it in a gin-joint, bluesy and jazz style straight out of the 1920’s. So much … Continue reading

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