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Hachette-Amazon deal–more bad news for the rest of us?

David Streitfield at the New York Times reports: “Amazon and Hachette Resolve Dispute.” More dominance for Amazon and the big publishers, less opportunity for everyone else? So far as I can tell from what we know (only the basics) and … Continue reading

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Romance authors get it clean AND dirty

The updated BISAC Codes, 2014 BISG has updated the fiction group with 11 new sub-categories of interest to authors in the fiction markets. Romancers will be happy to have a “clean & wholesome” code to alert readers to their tamer … Continue reading

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THE APPLE PIE KNIGHTS ARE HERE

“For the sake of foreign relations and maybe even the future of world peace, do you mind being married to me in the eyes of a small village in Kandahar Province?” The penpal romance between Army Captain Gus MacBride and … Continue reading

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Me, Steve Martin, and the Iron Horse

University of Georgia Nostalgia–30 things that are gone with the goat I’m a UGA alum (School of Journalism,) so the article above brought back a lot of memories. For one, I have Steve Martin’s autographed flyer circa 1976 from Athen’s … Continue reading

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How you know you need more biscuits and coffee

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The Biscuit Love Review Loves “Chef”

Four biscuits *and* a side of cream gravy for the movie CHEF! You probably won’t find this at the local movie house. It’s one of those “small” films you’ll have to rent, even though it just came out and the … Continue reading

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Once again: Men write classics, women write junk

Get our your shovels, ladies. There’s some deep manly stuff to wade through, here. Whereas we girl writers produce mere romance novels, Nick Sparks writes timeless melodrama (as described by a fellow man,) which can be weighed in classic terms … Continue reading

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