Monthly Archives: September 2012

Excerpt from “Darcy’s Passions” – Darcy Apologizes to Bingley

At Austen Authors, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the novel’s events, we are retelling Pride and Prejudice from the points of view of the other characters. This excerpt comes from chapter 15 of my Austen-inspired novel, Darcy’s Passions.  When Bingley entered … Continue reading

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Excerpt from “Darcy’s Passions”~Darcy and Bingley Dine at Longbourn

Several of the Bennet sisters welcomed Bingley and Darcy upon their entrance to Longbourn. Elizabeth took their greatcoats and briefly greeted Darcy with a hint of a smile and an obligatory curtsy. When they repaired to the dining room, Darcy … Continue reading

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The Future: Reselling of eBooks? What Does That Mean for Publishers and Authors?

This article comes from Publisher’s Weekly. To read the complete article visit http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/retailing/article/53334-redigi-plans-to-sell-used-e-books.html For serial entrepreneur John Ossenmacher, founder, president, and CEO of ReDigi, which bills itself as “the world’s first pre-owned digital marketplace,” the copyright infringement case filed by Capitol … Continue reading

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How Many of the Most “Difficult” Books Have You Read?

This article teaser comes from Publisher’s Weekly. To see the complete list of “difficult” books, please visit http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/book-news/tip-sheet/article/53409-the-top-10-most-difficult-books.html Back in 2009, The Millions started its “Difficult Books” series–devoted to identifying the hardest and most frustrating books ever written, as well as what … Continue reading

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Excerpt from “Darcy’s Passions” – Darcy and Bingley Call at Longbourn

At Austen Authors (http://austenauthors.net), we are celebrating the 200th anniversary of the events found in Pride and Prejudice. This is another of my excerpts from “Darcy’s Passions.” In this one, Darcy returns to Longbourn in hopes of renewing his proposal … Continue reading

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iDreamBooks: Aggregates Professional Book Reviews

This article comes from Diana Dilworth at Galley Cat. I thought it an interesting way to improve the “craziness” found in book reviews these days. To read the complete article, please visit http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/idreambooks-applies-rotten-tomatoes-model-to-book-reviews_b54320 Trying to choose between Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James and Strange … Continue reading

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Universal Themes and Jane Austen: First Impressions

Have you ever met someone with whom you have corresponded several times (Facebook, Twitter, phone, or the old-fashioned way by a letter) only to be surprised by his/her appearance? He/She looks nothing like what you anticipated. First impressions are hard … Continue reading

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