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The Sacramento branch of the California Writer’s Club hosted Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords, for a presentation in January that I wrote about here: http://wp.me/pYql4-1DD Now we’re having him back to present a nuts and bolds workshop on ebook publishing … Continue reading →
According to Time Magazine, in 1812, the year Charles Dickens was born, 66 novels were published in Britain. Many were written by “Anonymous,” since novels were not very reputable. No one dreamed of making a living writing them. Dickens, the first literary … Continue reading →
Last weekend, I attended the monthly meeting of the local branch of the California Writer’s Club. The meetings feature introductions, socializing over a buffet lunch, and a speaker. This month we tried something new. Members were invited to throw out … Continue reading →
I met Dr. Amy Rogers at the Sacramento branch of the California Writer’s Club where she is Web Site Coordinator, and an author of science thrillers. What is a science thriller? Think of Frankenstein, Jurassic Park, and Contagion, coming soon … Continue reading →
At the start of May, Jayde Scott, a young writer from England, invited me to review her eBook, A Job From Hell. Based on the professional presentation of her Smashwords page, http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/56864, I agreed, though with some trepidation: vampire romance … Continue reading →
In 2009, 288,355 books were traditionally published in the US, and 764,448 were self-published. The numbers for 2010 were similar, though I don’t have the exact figures handy. A million new titles a year. No wonder my book queue does … Continue reading →
It seems like the “contest scene” picks up steam during the second half of the year. I know there are round-the-calendar listings, but I tend to jot the URL’s on postIt notes and lose them, so I mostly wait for … Continue reading →
The guest speaker at the local California Writer’s Club’s June lunch meeting on Saturday was Matt Wagner, founder of Fresh Books, Inc. Literary Agency: http://www.fresh-books.com/ Wagner specializes in nonfiction titles. His clients include several “Dummies” book authors, Dave Crenshaw, who … Continue reading →