Tag Archives: Literature

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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Pub Crawl Part 1: the long, slow road to getting published

One of the reasons I resurrected this blog was to provide one writer’s experience of what it takes to get a book published. I’ve made a living as a writer for well over a decade now.  Note that I said … Continue reading

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John Le Carré asks to be removed from Man Booker International Prize shortlist

John Le Carré, father of the modern spy novel, has asked to have his name removed from the Man Booker International prize shortlist.  According to the Guardian, Le Carré released a statement saying, “I am enormously flattered to be named as … Continue reading

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