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by artzicarol
August 24th, 2010, 5:39 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: BIG NEWS: Publishers Weekly and self-pub!
Replies: 5
Views: 1105

Re: BIG NEWS: Publishers Weekly and self-pub!

UPDATE: Commenters on the PW site have squawked about the very same things the Konrath writer and commenters mentioned. In response, later today PW is supposed to have a FAQ article come out to address some of the protests/issues. This oughtta be interesting...!
by artzicarol
August 24th, 2010, 5:10 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: BIG NEWS: Publishers Weekly and self-pub!
Replies: 5
Views: 1105

Re: BIG NEWS: Publishers Weekly and self-pub!

Wow, thanks guys. My writerly curiosity was tweaked/piqued, but I guess I should always listen to my cynical side. ;) Yeah, ugh, $149! If PW was really serious and concerned, they wouldn't charge so much.... Some key, interesting points made by commenters on Konrath's article: 1. If your book is qua...
by artzicarol
August 24th, 2010, 4:35 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: BIG NEWS: Publishers Weekly and self-pub!
Replies: 5
Views: 1105

BIG NEWS: Publishers Weekly and self-pub!

Hi Fellow Writers, Big News on the publishing scene: Publisher's Weekly has made a new announcement regarding those who have gone the self-publication route. PW has now decided to include self-pubbed/POD books: "We have decided to embrace the self-publishing phenomenon in a similar spirit." http://t...
by artzicarol
August 19th, 2010, 11:31 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 194661

Re: Ask Nathan

Thanks for the thoughts! I know, as a writer I absolutely LOVE the ease of email submissions. I hardly ever do hard submissions anymore. Funnily enough, your agency and YOUR specific name is on the website as being a participating agent! It says: "Requesting the services of an agent is an option you...
by artzicarol
August 19th, 2010, 5:39 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 194661

Re: Ask Nathan

Hi Nathan, I just became aware of a service by Bowker's, called Bowker Manuscript Submissions. Apparently with this service, if you as a writer join and pay $99, for six months Bowkers will post your proposal (a query, I assume) and sample writing, and make them available for agents and editors on t...
by artzicarol
August 6th, 2010, 11:46 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Social Networking - does it really work?
Replies: 53
Views: 17093

Re: Social Networking - does it really work?

Har, the Maasketeer vid--I see! Now I am enlightened. ;o)
by artzicarol
August 6th, 2010, 6:21 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: B&N For Sale?
Replies: 8
Views: 1300

Re: B&N For Sale?

Aw, just color me nostalgic or something, but reputation or no (squeezing out the Mom and Pop local bookstores, I assume), I just HATE to see bookstores go under. Any of 'em. It mean...it's books! It's like a really expensive library, and is so fun to see so many spines and words and writers' souls ...
by artzicarol
August 6th, 2010, 6:10 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 341596

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Yep, I just veered off from my normal blog post where I edit first-pagers, and posted a summary on:

Print on Demand books! To be specific, Amazon's Create Space.
I did a summary, since I have been researching it to use on one of my novels (just one; I plan for traditional publishing for the rest).
by artzicarol
August 6th, 2010, 6:05 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Series Novels: Why should the first one have to stand alone?
Replies: 19
Views: 3502

Re: Series Novels: Why should the first one have to stand alone?

I think the key is--if things have been tied up nicely that relate to book one . Not ALL the questions answered, but the ones that matter. Some progress , as cheekychook mentioned. I have a series of five books (two written) that is more compartmentalized, since each is from the viewpoint of one of ...
by artzicarol
August 6th, 2010, 5:58 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: 4 Days Until MOCKINGJAY!!! OMG!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 7831

Re: 18 Days Until MOCKINGJAY!!!

Ha, I am not geeking out or going to a midnight release, but I have pre-ordered Mockingjay from Amazon, and BOY, am I looking forward to it! I don't usually buy books (am a library gal aka cheapskate) so you know I have to like something to actually spend $$$$ on a book. I was delighted to go to the...
by artzicarol
August 6th, 2010, 5:53 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Social Networking - does it really work?
Replies: 53
Views: 17093

Re: Social Networking - does it really work?

Very cool subject! I've been thinking a lot about this too, lately. Right on--I agree with maybegeinus: "Don't use it because you want to sell books - use it because you want to meet people. That's how it works" And I agree with Quill, that blogging is very time-consuming--even tho I do it myself. W...
by artzicarol
June 18th, 2010, 6:50 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 341596

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by artzicarol
June 14th, 2010, 5:11 pm
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Nominate Your Query for a Critique on the Blog
Replies: 213
Views: 120835

Re: Nominate Your Query for a Critique on the Blog

[removed; got an agent, can't figure out how to delete the post *grin*]
by artzicarol
June 9th, 2010, 1:34 pm
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Replies: 720
Views: 284720

Re: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog

Title: Safe Zone
Genre: YA Science Fiction
[removed since I got an agent, woo!]