Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Over 48,000 Copies Sold ...

Sales of CROSLEY: Two Brothers and a Business Empire that Transformed the Nation have topped 48,000. If you're curious about how the book was promoted, and the special geographic pattern of sales, have a look at this story in Publishers Weekly.

This comes after CROSLEY made the New York Times extended bestseller list, as well as the Wall Street Journal and Business Week lists.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Books about Writing, for Writers

The header says "Books for Writers," but note that this post isn't about books on writing how-to and technique. Rather, the following are books that will expand your knowledge of both the writing process and the publishing business.

In addendum, if you are interested in writing for a living you may find my book, How to Become a Fulltime Freelance Writer, of interest. (An Ebook version will be available at Amazon soon.)

Sunday, February 18, 2007


Politics: The art of making people see what they want to see, rather than what is.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Friday, February 02, 2007

Newspaper book blogging ...

Here's something we don't see enough of: a dedicated book blog in a newspaper. Cincinnati's LitChick, Enquirer veteran Sara Pearce, provides some of the most comprehensive coverage of new books available. It's all from the reader's viewpoint, with lots of interesting background details on authors, publishers, and the books themselves. Regional and national.

Sara is currently running a poll as to which character readers think will die in the next (and final) Harry Potter book. Have a look, at:

LitChick: Hmm ... who do you think will die?

Check out some of the other features, too!


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