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Self-Pubbed Author Meredith Wild Profiled in the NYT. World Keeps Turning.

SELF-PUBBED AUTHOR MEREDITH WILD PROFILED IN THE NYTIMES. WORLD KEEPS TURNING

Yes, it’s true.  The New York Times recently did a profile story on Meredith Wild, an indie romance author. Perhaps their interest had something to do with the fact that this particular author started a publishing company (Waterhouse Press), featuring an author (Audrey Carlan), whose Calendar Girl series has sold more than a million copies since it was re-released last summer. Or maybe it has something to do with the books–12 in all–having taken up residence on major bestseller lists (including that of The New York Times).

Said Meredith of new venture, “I’m more comfortable being in control of my successes and failures,” she said. “It’s kind of hard to be on the sidelines.” Spoken like a true indie.

PLACING LITERATURE LAUNCHES NEW + IMPROVED WEBSITE

Placing Literature–the global clearinghouse for location-based literary information which allows readers to explore nearly 3,000 locations in literature and continuously add additional places from the books they are reading–just launched a redesigned website that allows readers to browse, locate and visit sites of famous (and not so famous) scenes from global literature. The opportunity to virtually explore literary places gives readers a greater understanding of the books they are reading while enhancing people’s appreciation of the places they live, work and play—plus, it’s just fun!

PlacingLiterature.com has been redesigned for easier use and optimized for mobile devices, providing a seamless online platform for readers around the world to search, share and learn about the locations of their favorite pieces of literature.

A NEW LITERARY MOVEMENT: WE HAVE “METHOD” ACTORS, SO WHY NOT “METHOD” AUTHORS?

From Independent (2/1/16) – The technique has been used to great effect on screen, so Thomas W Hodgkinson decided to adopt it for his novel, which was written in a cupboard above his bed.

…my question is this. If the Method works so well for actors, why hasn’t it been explored more by authors? The principle is the same, particularly for novelists, who must immerse themselves, like actors, in the sensations of being someone other than themselves.

THREE BOOKS THAT WILL IMMEDIATELY IMPROVE YOUR WRITING

From Forbes (2/1/16) – So many business accomplishments are dependent on the quality of your writing. And if you’re serious about improving your writing, nothing will help you more than to closely read, actively underline, and diligently apply the lessons you can learn from these three books.

AUTHOR WARNING – BOOKVENTURE ARE RIPPING OFF SPR PRODUCTS

BookVenture, a publicity company for indie authors, is using SPR products to sell reviews and packages without our permission. We have never agreed to these products and will no longer be accepting any orders from BookVenture, and in fact had agreed to 10% off prices for BookVenture clients. Instead, they did this. Despite requesting they cease and desist they have not replied to our requests and have left the page on their website. We discovered this page two days ago and have not received any apology or promise to fix this situation from anyone at BookVenture so far.

If you would like to learn more about how BookVenture is cashing in by hiking SPR prices by as much as $1700 for their own profit, please read the detailed article on our page here:
AUTHOR WARNING – BookVenture are ripping off SPR Products.

Have a great weekend, IndieReaders!

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