Guest post: Veggie travel tips, Part I

Today we’re delighted to have Cristen Andrews of CircleOurEarth.com offering a two-part series on vegetarian/vegan travel. All photos are courtesy of Cristen. Vegetarian Travel Tips by Cristen Andrews from Circle Our Earth PART I Are you a vegetarian or vegan? Are you itching to get out and explore the world but anxious that your diet might hold you …

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Tips for authors: The author photo

I can still remember the days (long ago) when an author’s photo on a book cover was optional. Sometimes there would be one, often in black-and-white; sometimes not. Now, however, in these days of “mediagenic” authors and digital imagery, the author photo is no longer an option. Which is a little stressful for those of …

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Meet our Smith & Corona

We so enjoyed creating our Remington Rand notecards that we’ve created a new card featuring our 1929 Smith & Corona. (Now our worry is that the other typewriters will be jealous, though frankly, not all of them are ready for their close-ups just yet…) Here’s an image of the new cards, now available: And, if …

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Ask the Editor: DOs and DON’Ts for query letters

Q: What do you look for in a query letter? A: A good query letter (in our case, that’s the cover letter that accompanies submissions) should be professional and to the point (“to the point” meaning it should be no more than one page long); it should tell us about your book and a little bit about …

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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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