Category Archives: Publishing

The Hachette vs. Amazon Battle: Quality vs. Quantity

In the battle between Hachette and Amazon, Hachette and those who support it have based their argument upon two simple “facts”. The first is that Amazon is too big. A retailer that large is dangerously close to being a monopoly … Continue reading

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Hachette vs. Amazon: Show Me the Money

I am no Amazon fangirl. In April 2013 I blogged about my concerns when they took over Goodreads. On the other hand I have what is probably an unhealthy attachment to my Kindle and I visit their site several times … Continue reading

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RT20014: The Author interviews, part four

The best part of RT was, for me, talking to authors.  I asked each the same three questions. What is the most interesting piece of research you ever uncovered while writing a book? How have people responded to you when … Continue reading

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RT20014: The Author interviews, part three

There were countless authors at RT and I met many of them. Those I interviewed, I asked the same three questions. What is the most interesting piece of research you ever uncovered while writing a book? How have people responded … Continue reading

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Surviving the Convention

Even though I’ve been to BEA (Book Expo America) quite a few times, I wasn’t prepared for the RT convention this year. Although they both revolve around books and finding the right book for the right reader, they are markedly … Continue reading

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RT2014: The Author Interviews, part two

I spent one morning at RT, sitting in the lobby and accosting authors. I asked each the same three questions.

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RT2014: The Author Interviews, part one

I have spent most of my time at RT interviewing authors. I ask each the same three questions. What is the most interesting piece of research you ever uncovered while writing a book? How have people responded to you when … Continue reading

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Romance was reviewed in the NYT…. Let’s make it happen again!

In December I interviewed historical romance author Sarah MacLean. I had contacted her because of a letter she had sent to the New York Times taking them to task for excluding romance authors and their works from a “Sex” issue … Continue reading

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The SA in NA

A few months ago, I wrote a tongue-in-cheek guide to writing a successful New Adult novel. I wrote this piece after reading yet another book that seemed to follow such a formula as to be suspect, that this Mad Libs … Continue reading

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How to write a romance… or not

Since I learned there was such a thing as a How to Write book, I’ve loved those suckers. Even the books that were too basic for me offered something — new advice, a fresh perspective, inspiration to write. There weren’t … Continue reading

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