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Swearing, Violence, and The Fussy Librarian

Posted by on Dec 13, 2015 in 2015, articles, Latest, Other Articles | 0 comments

I just signed up for a promotion through The Fussy Librarian, which proved to be an eye-opening experience. The Fussy Librarian has an interesting spin on the business of providing readers with book recommendations—readers can sign up to receive email notifications of ebooks based not only on genres of interest to them (à la BookBub), but also based on...

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The Craft and the Voyage

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in 2015, articles, Latest, Other Articles | 0 comments

I recently participated in a writers group meeting that was attended mainly by traditionally published authors. One attendee mentioned that she had asked a self-published writer how she knew when a book was ready without the input of a publisher. The response was that she published when she felt she was sixty percent “done.” Sixty percent?? That was...

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