Tips for authors: A new year of writing

With another new year having arrived, my new list of writing goals now reads: Writing Goals of 2011 2012. Sometimes we don’t accomplish everything we hope to — but that doesn’t mean we can’t re-evaluate and move on. So I thought I’d offer a few writing tips as we welcome 2012 (though I admit I …

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Dark clouds (with a silver lining): Predicting the year ahead in publishing

When the CEO of one of the world’s largest publishing houses says he sees dark clouds ahead in 2012, this is big news. It’s big news not so much because there are dark clouds on the horizon, but because a CEO is saying so. That is, I believe he is preparing his employees for major …

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The Kindle Fire is a great deal as tablets go, but I’m sticking with the old Kindle

I like the Kindle Fire. Though many tech gurus have criticized it for not living up to the Apple iPad (and it doesn’t), the Kindle Fire is an incredible deal at $199. I played around with the Fire for a bit. And despite the name (Fire? Really?) the device didn’t feel cheap at all, as …

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Happy Halloween – and welcome to the party!

Today we are thrilled to be celebrating the official book launch of Out of Breath, and to celebrate we’re hosting a day-long, virtual Halloween bash right here, on this blog. The nice thing about an online party is that it begins when you show up, and it goes all day — and all evening. To …

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A (virtual) Halloween book launch party!

UPDATE, October 31: Are you here for the party? You’re at the right place … but opened the wrong door. The party’s actually here. Come join us!   You are all cordially invited to the official Out of Breath Halloween virtual book launch party on Monday, October 31. This all-day party will be hosted right …

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