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J.R. Hamantaschen "With A Voice that is Often Still Confused But is Becoming Ever Louder and Clearer"

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There are a couple of ideas that I return to again and again. Whether life is worth living, and how that could be ascertained without knowing what it feels like to die.
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Jorge Newbery Shares his Business Success and Failures in "Burn Zones"

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Potential investors run background checks and discovered what looks like my horrific past. I used to write long explanation letters. Nowadays, I just hand them a copy of my book.
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A Novelist’s Most Important Tool

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Warren Adler's novel, Torture Man, was released last month. His film/TV projects include the sequel to his "The War of the Roses", along with "Capitol Crimes", a television series based on his Fiona Fitzgerald mystery novels, as well as a feature film based on his WWII thriller, "Target Churchill".
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Cynthia H. Wise on her Book "Portrait of Rage"

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No one event or person inspired Portrait of Rage. All you have to do is watch the news.
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Julie Frayn on Her Book "Mazie Baby"

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Mazie Reynolds must use her wit and moxie to out-manipulate the monster she calls husband, to save herself and her daughter.
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Get Discovered – By the Right Readers

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In order to realize meaningful sales levels, authors need to actively target their audience utilizing any and all tools available.
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Kick Ass Book Launch Tips (from Two Authors Who Really Know)

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Top Selling Authors Discuss (and Contrast) Indie and Traditional PR + Marketing Strategies
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EverAfter Romance App

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New eBookstore Offers Readers & Indie Authors New Exciting New Platform
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All the Reading You Can Handle

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Reading is a time-consuming activity, and there never seems to be enough time for reading addicts like me.
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We're Not in Kansas Anymore

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Two authors talk about the differences between writing for tv vs publishing a book
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Could B&N's Struggles Strengthen Indie Bookshops?

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If B&N faces the same gloomy fate [as Borders], there might be a sunny side for indie bookshops, and readers who love them.
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Why Read Indie?

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The great thing about bypassing a publisher is that indie authors get to keep full creative control over their books and careers.
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Female Superheroes? This is a Job for Indie Authors!

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Despite Scarlett Johansson's obvious acting talents in the Avengers film, there has never been a Black Widow movie.
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Understanding Self-Publishing

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It only takes five books to see what all of the fuss is about.
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Changing Direction Mid-Stream

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What happens when your own life stretches over the boundaries that others have drawn for you?
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The Best Days of My Life

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You might think I'm living the best days of my life right now, but that isn’t the case at all.
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15 Ways to (Help) Promote Your Friend’s Book

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Yes, congratulating the author on Facebook or in an e-mail is a nice thing to do, but you should think BIGGER.
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Crowdsourcing Cover Design?

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The entire publishing industry is in a state of ongoing change and every passing week brings a new trend and a new set of rules.
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Genre Mash-Ups

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An urban-fantasy legal thriller? Was there even a niche for that?
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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