Indie Booksellers Are Adding Up

The following article from the Associate Press saw print in May, 2015. this should be good news to all avid book readers as well as writers trying to market their books. The independent bookseller community continues to expand, through new stores opening and old stores adding new locations. Core membership of the American Booksellers Association […]

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Branding and Then Some

  What does it mean to be published by Random House? By Penguin? By Scribners? In the age of big house buyouts, the beancounters could care less, it seems. But the readers do. And so do the writers. This op-ed piece by the New York Times wonders, as I do, if it might not be […]

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Just For Fun

Go to the link below, and if by some chance you can name all sixteen of these famous writers in their teens (without cheating), let me know. Then I can say I don’t believe you.   Flavorwire     Visit my website here, and my FB Fan Page here for more on ideas and events that matter to […]

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Bare For Books

I don’t use paper calendars anymore, but I might seek out this one – just for the sake of books you understand.   National Post   Visit my website here, and my FB Fan Page here for more on ideas and events that matter to me – and possibly to you.

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Ian’s New Gambit

Sweet Tooth, by Ian McEwan One thing I enjoy about what we call this particular version of postmodern literature is the tinkering with structure, and McEwan is a master of that talent. Too, he, like most gifted writers, is a student of human tics, psychology, the subtleties that make us unique, and he’s clearly mastered […]

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