Monthly Archives: August 2012

Traditional Publishing: Today’s Vanity Publishing?

  Traditional publishing has become the new “vanity publishing.” It’s a point I’ve made repeatedly during the past year, but now this excellent article elaborates on the theme. If you’re an author holding out for the “prestige” of a traditional … Continue reading

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Are We “Homo Narrans”?

                  Are we humans Homo sapiens — or Homo narrans? I’ve written elsewhere about the under-appreciated power of stories or “Narratives” in our lives — especially in political and social persuasion. Now, … Continue reading

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Outstanding FORBES Article on Indie Publishing

  A long, impressively researched article about how self-publishing is revolutionizing the publishing industry, written by marketing expert and author David Vinjamuri, has appeared in Forbes. David interviewed and quoted me, along with a couple of friends — best-selling indie … Continue reading

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Interview with Thriller Author J. Carson Black

  J. Carson Black is the author of three short stories and thirteen novels, including the critically acclaimed Laura Cardinal series, recently optioned by Winkler Films/Sony Television. Since April of 2011, her books have sold over 300,000 copies. Her first … Continue reading

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