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Reactions to Amanda Hocking’s SMP Deal

Writers, never ones to be quiet, are sounding off about Amanda Hocking’s lucrative deal with St. Martin’s Press.  Weighing in at $2 million, the deal is big by any standard and immediately raises Hocking to the very tippy-top tier of … Continue reading

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Pricing e-books: race to the bottom?

Writers clutch their chests at the idea of pricing their self-published e-books at 99¢.  Literature, they hiss, is worth more than gum. But is it? Let’s break it down: A newly released hardback book from a legacy publisher might be … Continue reading

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Pub Crawl part 2: How I got my agent

Getting your manuscript before a good literary agent isn’t all that difficult. Getting them to agree to represent you, however, is another story. I’m lucky to have many, many friends in creative industries from music to advertising to film.  I … Continue reading

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