I Want You To Want Me

Rejection. Well, that’s depressing, but all artists, all writers, must deal with it at one time or another. Maybe all the time or at least it feels that way. The added problem is that rejection triggers me and other writers I know with old echoes of rejection, humiliation, etc. from childhood. Probably true for mostContinue reading “I Want You To Want Me”

publishing

My friend and mentor, Rob Roberge has a new piece up at THE NERVOUS BREAKDOWN on the ups and downs of publishing, including his experience with having his book cancelled. And yet there’s reason for hope. Go read it, especially for the reality check on how long it takes to get a book out. Also, pleaseContinue reading “publishing”

odds & ends

Happy Friday! Something to think about over the weekend: Dialog is people saying no to each other in interesting ways. It is about people talking, but can often be about people not communicating (thanks to Rob Roberge) The Book Publicity Blog makes the case for authors not approaching show producers on their own. Pamela DormanContinue reading “odds & ends”

the future is now

For awhile now, there’s been a murmuring in the background about onsite printing presses. Imagine walking into your local bookstore , ordering your book and it’s printed up for you on the spot. Harvard’s trying it. As is the Northshire Bookstore in Vermont.  Now, rare books will become more readily available thanks to the Espresso Book Machine.