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What Kind of Publishing Peanut Are You?

1. You meet an author diva or divo, who insists on taking center stage on your panel. She sucks up all the air in the room, taking more than her allotted time to answer a particular question. Do you: a. Fix a pleasant smile upon your face and wait out the hot windstorm, hoping the moderator will intervene. b. Wait for the diva/divo to take a breath, and then politely interject yourself. c. Pound your […]

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All About Blurbs

Have you ever wandered through the aisle of a bookstore, browsing the faced-out titles, when you spot a name on the cover that isn’t the author’s? Something that might look like this? This is a “blurb”, or what I like to call the author’s letter of reference. In publishing, blurbs are something of a contentious topic, as different people debate whether or not blurbs are even necessary. I will admit that as a consumer, I’ve only […]

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