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by Ishta
August 27th, 2010, 7:33 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Multimedia or Straight Text?
Replies: 20
Views: 3336

Re: Multimedia or Straight Text?

Text. Unless it's memoir or non-fiction, in which case pictures/diagrams are fine, as long as they are static (no moving pictures, please). Basically, what you already get in a print book. No multimedia.
by Ishta
August 25th, 2010, 7:05 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: 10 reasons e-books might not eat the world
Replies: 90
Views: 23903

Re: 10 reasons e-books might not eat the world

I'd give up my favorite author, no question. There will always be good books out there, but how I red them is a part of my lifestyle, and I'm way too attached to that.
by Ishta
August 21st, 2010, 9:11 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?
Replies: 75
Views: 19701

Re: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?

Ishta- not to be an alarmist, but be cautious around seemingly innocuous "stalkers". I used to blog at the NHL's website, gained a decent readership, which translated to "stalkers". Unfortunately, I had to move my hockey blog when one disturbed reader from Toronto vowed to come find me in LA. Thank...
by Ishta
August 21st, 2010, 12:36 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: 10 reasons e-books might not eat the world
Replies: 90
Views: 23903

Re: 10 reasons e-books might not eat the world

I think this discussion is boiling down to this: There are two kinds of people in the world. There are those who like having stuff around, who like the sight of books on the shelves and toys in the corner, who kept their favorite books from childhood to give to their children, whose attics are burst...
by Ishta
August 19th, 2010, 12:16 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?
Replies: 75
Views: 19701

Re: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?

John - oh, dear. Pen name. Definitely. I have my blog, and have thought about Twitter. I'm not sure what the point of Twitter without a cell phone would be, though, since I don't walk around with my laptop strapped to my side and I don't really relish the thought of opening it in the evening/morning...
by Ishta
August 19th, 2010, 12:07 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 339332

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Thanks, Robin! Blue and green are my favorite colors. I think because I have kind of a big personality and I tend to get an idea and run with it, but I sometimes lose focus as a result. I need something to cool/calm me down. I have a picture of bluish-grey rocks as the background on my computer, and...
by Ishta
August 18th, 2010, 5:42 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 339332

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

I re-did the look and layout of my blog. It feels more "me". And I'm still having a contest to win a query critique by me. :-)
by Ishta
August 18th, 2010, 5:38 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Public Service Announcement
Replies: 24
Views: 3427

Re: Public Service Announcement

A-MEN! Sommer, you said it beautifully.
by Ishta
August 18th, 2010, 5:35 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: 4 Days Until MOCKINGJAY!!! OMG!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 7802

Re: 6 Days Until MOCKINGJAY!!!

I was just in my local today, and couldn't help scanning the shelves, just in case they pulled a fast one like they did with LINGER (which got released early at the last minute). 6 more days! 6 more days! In the meantime, SHIVER and LINGER (by Maggie Stiefvater) are pretty darn good, if you ask me. ...
by Ishta
August 18th, 2010, 5:23 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: LABOR DAY WEEKEND WRITE-OFF
Replies: 27
Views: 6318

Re: LABOR DAY WEEKEND WRITE-OFF

Oooh, I've been needing something like this!

My goal is to have my early MG chapter book finished, complete with first-round revisions, and ready for my crit group to take a stab at it.

:-) This write-off is a great idea!
by Ishta
August 16th, 2010, 1:31 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Friday the 13th
Replies: 17
Views: 2448

Re: Friday the 13th

*virtual ice cream with topping buffet for Mira and Harper*
by Ishta
August 15th, 2010, 11:10 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Series Novels: Why should the first one have to stand alone?
Replies: 19
Views: 3491

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

I think it's important to look at this from the publisher's perspective, too. If they're not sure how well your first book will sell, they won't want to give you a contract for a series. And if they publish your book and it doesn't sell well, AND it doesn't stand alone (as in, it leaves readers wond...
by Ishta
August 15th, 2010, 11:01 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: 4 Days Until MOCKINGJAY!!! OMG!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 7802

Re: 11 Days Until MOCKINGJAY!!!

I WISH my local were doing a midnight release party!

I'll have to settle for getting it on the day. Can't wait!
by Ishta
August 15th, 2010, 10:48 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Can we start calling it something other than a query?
Replies: 18
Views: 2942

Re: Can we start calling it something other than a query?

The Schmooze - LOL! Too funny. And SO TRUE! Incidentally, I'm hosting a contest on my blog to win a query critique by yours truly. Queries are not so hard for me; I've always gotten really good feedback on them from agents. Then they tell me that my topic is too overdone for them. Talk about taking ...
by Ishta
August 15th, 2010, 10:43 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 339332

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

I'm hosting a blog contest - win a query critique!

Link in my signature.