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The Black River Chapbook Competition Deadline: May 31, 2014

Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:11:44 +0000

The Black River Chapbook Competition is a semi-annual prize from Black Lawrence Press for a chapbook of short fiction or poems. Entries should be between 16 and 36 pages in length. The winner will receive $500 and publication. Recent winners include: Lisa Fay Coutley, Amelia Martens, Charlotte Pence, Russel Swensen,  Nick McRae, Shane McCrae, Simone Muench, […]

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The Destruction of Publishing

Mon, 03 Dec 2012 15:12:20 +0000

It seems I can't go a week without hearing about how the publishing industry is being destroyed.

Everyone seems to be in on it. Self-publishing is destroying publishing, Amazon is destroying publishing, the big 6 are destroying publishing with their celebrity books, and now The Nation tells me that "mergermania" is destroying publishing.

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Tablets or Textbooks

Wed, 21 Nov 2012 21:35:38 +0000

There is a concerted move on the part of some schools and definitely legislators to push K-12 schools away from print textbooks toward tablets like the iPad. Not everyone thinks this is a good idea, and there are many good reasons not to jump on the e-textbook bandwagon as an early adopter. Non-profit agency ProCon.org […]

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Very Short Fiction Contest – Deadline Oct 27

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 14:22:10 +0000

Bookkus Publishing is seeking very short fiction (250-1,500 words) for its fall competition. All entries should somehow address the theme of pregnancy and/or childhood. We want stories that inspire, warm your heart, make you laugh, and feel sincere about the trials, tribulations, and joys of being pregnant and having children. Stories from mothers, fathers, and […]

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Bella Andre’s Harlequin Deal – A Game Changer

Tue, 23 Oct 2012 18:41:51 +0000

Earlier this month, announced the acquisition of New York Times bestselling and digital phenomenon Bella Andre’s Sullivan series in a major seven-figure deal. Most media outlets covered it as just another self-publishing success story, just like Amanda Hocking or E.L. James. Andre’s story, however, is different. Bella Andre didn’t just sign a traditional contract with […]

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Short Story Contest – Deadline Oct 21

Sat, 13 Oct 2012 12:30:42 +0000

Submit your original 5-page story to OzwaldBozwald.com for a chance to win $1,000 and a chance to have your story turned into a song by the artist. See more and submit your story at: http://www.ozwaldbozwald.com/contest.cfm

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Why Self-Published Authors Should Leave Negative Reviews on Amazon

Sat, 18 Aug 2012 01:26:29 +0000

I know a number of self-published authors who also love to help other authors with their book promotion by leaving reviews on Amazon. While most of these people won’t fake a good review if the book is horrible, most of them, because they feel some solidarity with other self-published writers, or whether they’re just too […]

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Chip Kidd on Designing Books

Mon, 06 Aug 2012 16:47:10 +0000

An amazing TED talk by a ground-breaking book cover designer. If you’ve got a home library, odds are some of his covers are in there.

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Why Authors Are Falling Out of Love With Harlequin

Mon, 23 Jul 2012 12:15:58 +0000

In  North America, Harlequin Enterprises is a name almost synonymous with romance novels. With a stable of more than 1,300 authors, the Canadian-based company publishes about 110 new romance and women’s fiction titles each month — about half of all romance titles published in North America. If you’re a romance novelist, it’s hard to avoid […]

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Promoting Your Books As A Cure For The Summer Slide

Thu, 05 Jul 2012 19:29:46 +0000

Every parent of a school-aged child has heard of the dreaded “Summer Slide.” Research has shown that children who do not read over the summer will lose more than two months of reading achievement. Worse than that, the slide is cumulative. If a child, over the course of her elementary school education, does not read […]

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