Category Archives: Industry News/Publishing

Backlists and the Copyright Law

This article from Publisher’s Weekly is one of the best on explaining what can and cannot be expected with backlists and an author’s rights. To read the complete article, go to http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/publisher-news/article/55377-will-the-copyright-act-open-a-floodgate-of-contract-rewrites-for-authors.html Publishing attorney Lloyd Jassin has been writing and speaking … Continue reading

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How to Give Your Self Published Book a Traditionally Published Look

This article comes from DBW (Digital Book World) Daily. To read the complete article, go to http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2013/how-to-avoid-the-self-published-look/ The following is an excerpt from Guy Kawasaki’s new book APE: How to Publish a Book.   Don’t self-publish. That’s as good as admitting you’re too … Continue reading

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What is “Swarming” in Book Terms?

This article infuriates me. I have seen a few such comments on my own books. I have personally known of those who upped their ratings with positive reviews from friends and family and who have “attacked” other writers with the … Continue reading

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Groan!!! More Editing Tips

If the people with whom we communicate understand us when we use “may” instead of “can,” or “convince” instead of “persuade,” or “one another” when we should be using “each other,” does it really matter? Semanticists often accept the changes, … Continue reading

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Protecting Yourself Online

  I found this article very informative, and I thought you might also. It comes from Linda Bernstein and PBS’s Next Avenue. You may read the complete article at http://www.nextavenue.org/article/2013-01/7-steps-protect-your-online-security Linda Bernstein writes: Around 11 a.m. on New Year’s Eve day, … Continue reading

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New Interview with Regina Jeffers

(This interview was originally posted on Teatime Romance on March 16, 2013.) How long have you been writing, and how did you decide this was a career you wanted to pursue? I began my writing career in the later part … Continue reading

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Major Changes in the Traditional Publishing Market

This teaser comes from a February 5, 2013 article on NPR, entitled “Why Traditional Publishing is Really in ‘A Golden Age.’” To read the complete article, please visit http://www.npr.org/2013/02/05/171164095/why-traditional-publishing-is-really-in-a-golden-age?ft=1&f=1008 How healthy is the traditional publishing industry? Not very, says Mark Coker, … Continue reading

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Self Published Books to Be Highlighted by Apple

This article comes from the February 24, 2013 edition of the New York Times. To read the complete article, please visit http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/05/apple-to-highlight-self-published-books/ Yet another sign that self-publishing is making inroads into the traditional houses: On Tuesday Apple will include a feature … Continue reading

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Writing “The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy”

This interview originally was posted to The Dark Jane Austen Book Club website on March 18, 2013. My novel “The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy” is their book read for March. When did you begin with your Pride and Prejudice books? … Continue reading

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Interview with Regina Jeffers from Historical Fiction: Georgian Style

This interview was first posted on Laura Purcell’s “Historical Fiction: Georgian Style” on March 7, 2013. Why is the Regency Period important and why should we want to read about it? The Regency marked the beginning of the Britannia Pax, … Continue reading

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