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January, 2013  // Posts published in January, 2013

Celebrity Book Deals That Need To Happen

In honor of rapper 50 Cent’s book release, Formula 50: A 6-Week Workout and Nutrition Plan That Will Transform Your Life, I thought it only fair that I no longer withhold some cash cow celebrity book ideas that will not only change peoples’ lives, but ensure our completely nonsensical fascination with the famous and the...

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Will self-publishing take over?

Digital Book World was this week in New York. I’m sure a number of you attended, and likely even more of you caught wind of everything that was going on via Twitter – which was exploding. One hot topic that really caught my attention, and everyone else’s it seems, was self-publishing. And that fact that...

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Golden Globes, a recap

Though I’m so sick of celeb books I could scream, I still love a good awards show. This has nothing to do with publishing but one of my co-workers came in this morning lamenting the fact that she’d missed the show. If you did, here are the highlights along with some of my favorite tweets...

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Dear Publisher: A Publicist’s Cry for Help

I just got off the phone with a friend of mine, super talented publicist gal who works at another house. They’ve recently had some cut backs (I get it, who hasn’t) and they are now down to two publicity people for all of their books. My friend is now managing 100 titles. When she said...

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Has the New York Times called?

We live in an age of immediacy, thanks to the Internet and advancements in communication technology there’s usually no reason we can’t find what we want, exactly when we want it. But the one thing we can’t do?  Ignore reality. Well, we can, but it’s usually not an efficient way to go through life. And...

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10 Things No Author Should Ever Do

Some people say I’m harsh. Well, fine so be it but the reality is that I think the truth can set us free, at the very least it can help some authors gain perspective. It’s also good and cheap therapy. So here’s my list of 10 things no author should do (yet many of them...

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A New Year For Publishing!

Yes, I know, technically it’s a new year for all of us. But my enthusiasm for what’s coming up for publishing is particularly hopeful, even more so than my chance of say, taking a real vacation, finding a stable man, finding a stable new age author…yet I digress. Here’s what I’m hoping for for 2013....

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