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In response to my last post, youandwhosearmy asked,
"how do you 'network' specifically, are you blunt with them? Do you explain what you are planning on doing while making small talk? Are they essentially cold calls?"
Writing is a solitary activity. It takes me approximately five months to write a first draft (well, it did for the first three books, the next one, that's another tale for another day). During that five month period, I pretty much live inside my head, in a fictional world, kn...
In response to my last post, Boowasborn commented,
"you seem to handle the promotional stuff so well." I don't think I'm especially good at promotion. What I am good at, to be honest, is learning from my mistakes. So I thought it might be interesting to devote a couple of blog posts to deconstructing my book promotion, to discussing what worked and what didn't. Perhaps some of the other authors on xanga will jump in with promotional stories of their own.
John Wanamaker, of Wanamaker Dep...
We all know what follows success -
sequels, variations, imitations and spin-offs - until we bleed the corpse dry. And so the hugely popular Pride and Prejudice and Zombies spawns new titles such as Jane Slayre and Android Karenina. In last Sunday's New York Times Book Review, Ward Sutton wonders what mash-ups will follow when "publishers run out of 19th-century classics to ransack."
Sutton suggests a few contemporary titles that cry out for the monster mash-up. In Green Blood. Eat, Prey...