How Independents Will Save Literature From The Recession

This article, by Hirsh Sawhney, originally appeared on The Guardian UK Books Blog on 3/11/09. While the majors are in terrified thrall to the bottom line, the shoestring passions of the small presses will carry on regardless It’s not a good time for New York’s books world, or so they tell me. I’ve just returned […]

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Ed Patterson will be on Bobby Ozuna's Internet Radio show this Wednesday

I’m happy to announce that I will be interviewed as the guest author on Bobby Ozuna’s internet Radio Show the Soul of Humanity THIS Wednesday night @ 7PM CST: 4/22/2009   Please join the thousands of listeners at The Soul of Humanity, on the Artist First Radio Network:  http://artistfirst.com/bobbyozuna.htm

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My name is Bobby Ozuna, author, ghost-writer & Internet Talk Radio Host

My name is Bobby Ozuna, author of the literary fiction novel: PROUD SOULS, public speaker, ghost-writer and host of a new Internet Radio (Talk) Show called "The Soul of Humanity" My show was designed to offer a platform for independent artists–from musicians to authors–and promote their efforts to create success within their passions.

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LIVE streaming Internet Radio (Talk) Show to help promote indie artists

My name is Bobby Ozuna, author of the literary fiction novel: PROUD SOULS, public speaker, ghost-writer and host of a new Internet Radio (Talk) Show called "The Soul of Humanity" My show was designed to offer a platform for independent artists–from musicians to authors–and promote their efforts to create success within their passions.

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The Reality Of A Times Bestseller

This article, by author Lynn Viehl, originally appeared on GenReality. In it, Lynn crunches the numbers on her novel, Twilight Fall, which debuted at #19 on The New York Times Bestseller List and went on to sell nearly 75,000 copies in its first 5 months of release. It will come as a shock to most aspiring authors that Lynn […]

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The Writer’s Inner Critic Part I: Know Your Enemy

In this article from psychologist Carolyn Kaufman, which originally appeared on her Archetype Writing site, Dr. Kaufman explains the psychological underpinnings of the Inner Critic. In part two, she provides some practical advice for dealing with the Inner Critic in a positive way.  All of us have an inner Critic; unfortunately, its voice tends to be particularly strident when […]

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Numenon: A Tale of Mysticism & Money

Win Book Contests – Make Your Book a Winner!

Most of the 2009 book contests are closed. The books are and supporting materials are in. The judging is on. The contestants hyperventilate as the countdown continues. Will they be finalists? Actually win? A nice thing about book contests is that you are an award winner even if you’re “just” a finalist. In the same […]

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Hack Your Way Out Of Writer's Block

This piece, by Merlin Mann, originally appeared on his 43 Folders website on 11/18/04, and it’s just as useful today as it was then. I recently had occasion to do some…errr…research on writer’s block. Yeah, research. That’s what I was doing. Like a scientist. I found lots of great ideas to get unstuck and wrote […]

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The Bookish Community Is A Passionate Place And Other Lessons From The Twittersphere

This piece, by Kat Meyer, originally appeared on the Follow The Reader blog on 4/13/09. In it, Kat discusses what authors and publishers can learn from the #amazonfail debacle—specifically, how Amazon could have avoided the PR nightmare that ensued by actively engaging with authors, readers and publishers via social media . Hello Dear Readers: Happy belated chocolate […]

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Punk Write!

This piece, by Graham Storrs, originally appeared on his site on 4/10/09. The first I heard about punk rock was in about 1975 when some kid handed me a pamphlet on the street. It was a manifesto of sorts. It had the chord diagrams for C, F and G drawn on it and, underneath, the […]

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What Publishing Can Learn

This essay, by Ted Striphas, originally appeared on his The Late Age Of Print blog. This is the first in a multi-part series called, “what the publishing industry can learn.”  Each post will focus on a specific — and specifically instructional — facet of contemporary book culture.  The goal is to help those of us […]

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The Psychology of Writing, Part 4: Rejection As A Way Of Life

Publetariat continues its series on The Psychology of Writing with the following essay, by author Merrill Joan Gerber. The essay was originally published in the Sewanee Review, and reprinted on The Rumpus on 1/23/09. In it, the reader learns rejection is never far from any writer, even one with a body of work as impressive […]

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The Talent Killers: How Literary Agents Are Killing Literature, And What Publishers Can Do To Stop Them

This post, by Mary W. Walters, originally appeared on her The Militant Writer blog on 4/14/09 and is reprinted here with the author’s permission. Dear Senior Editor, Any Major Publishing House, Anywhere: I am a member of a growing company of writers of literary fiction whose works you have never seen and probably never will.

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Five Reasons Good Writers Fail

This article, by Jennie Nash, originally appeared on the Topic Turtle website on 4/7/09. Let’s assume you are a good writer. You have learned the mechanics of language, you understand the structure of your chosen genre, and you have the ability to write a sentence, a phrase and a paragraph that has rhythm, resonance and meaning.

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The Truth About CreateSpace's Free ISBNs

If you’ve heard about dire consequences of accepting the free ISBN offered by CreateSpace, or that those free ISBNs aren’t "real" ISBNs, you’re just hearing misinformation perpetuated by people who don’t understand what ISBNs are all about, who’ve never used CS’s services, and/or who have an axe to grind against CS.

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