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The Fortress Walls Have Been Breached, Captain

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The Hogarth Press gave writers including TS Eliot and EM Forster the freedom to write what they wanted, rather than what established publishers judged saleable. Nearly one hundred years later, it’s happening all over again.
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Where Do New Genres Come From?

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Unfettered by the constraints of bottom lines and bookshelf space, indie authors have blazed a trail by publishing books that address the issues of a neglected demographic: young people who have outgrown Harry Potter but are not quite ready for the complicated sexuality of "50 Shades of Grey".
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The Day I Saved Larry David’s Life

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Around four o’clock on a Friday afternoon, I got a call from Larry David, his voice weak and on the edge of desperation, “Uh…John…it’s Larry…I have a problem….”
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The Minefields: Riding in on the "Mad Men" Wave

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At the time, four traditional book agents had expressed interest in representing me. I grabbed the phone and called my 'first choice.' I had barely begun to explain the tie-in opportunity when she cut me off. "Impossible," she said. "Traditional publishing houses just don't move that fast.”
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How I Got the NY Review of Books to Review My Indie...

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...got Random House to buy it, and other interesting info from author Jerry McGill
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How I Got My Indie Books Onto The NYTimes Bestseller List

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Romantic suspense happens to be a smoking hot genre and I write smoking hot characters...
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Storming the Castle

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The publishing business was like a giant castle, guarded by sharpshooters in every turret, and surrounded by a giant moat full of large poisonous monsters.