Articles from August 2006

It’s The Story…And A Whole Lot More

August 31st, 2006 · 3 Comments

We have a friend (who shall remain almost nameless, but her initials are L.R.) who will be particularly interested in this post. Not that it won’t fascinate the socks off the rest of you, but this is really for her. Yes, our dear unnamed friend, we’ve found an interview with Stacy Boyd of Harlequin. Just […]

File Under: Publishers and Editors

The Thinking Piece

August 29th, 2006 · 2 Comments

Once your domain name is secured, you can breathe easy. No need to worry about someone grabbing your precious name and forcing you to spend hard-earned cash on buying it back (by the way, if you do spend said cash, do not feel bad; it happens a lot…in your next life, go with an unusual […]

File Under: Back To Basics

Back To Basics

August 28th, 2006 · 5 Comments

This past weekend, we were reminded that, well, oh how to say this?, that while the Internet as we know it is an unruly teenager — no, Yahoo!, you can’t borrow the car, Google? You’re far too young to know about those things. Netscape? It’s great that you’ve decided what you want to be when […]

File Under: Square Pegs

Ending The Interview With A Bit Of Why

August 25th, 2006 · Comments Off on Ending The Interview With A Bit Of Why

After taking a break to set the world record for most meetings attended in a single hour (we also came close to most meetings in a single day), we return to our interview with the brilliant mind that is Booksquare. In theory, this interview covers the who, what, when, where, why, and how of character […]

File Under: Marketing For Introverts

Booksquare Interview, Part Two: Will She Ever Shut Up?

August 23rd, 2006 · 2 Comments

As the week continues to break the World Crawling Record, we continue our lengthy discussion with one of our favorite people. For those just catching up — and, yes, we are implying that you missed yesterday’s brilliance — we are answering the question that nobody has bothered to ask us. Yet. Sad but true: we […]

File Under: Marketing For Introverts

In Which Booksquare Is Interviewed

August 22nd, 2006 · Comments Off on In Which Booksquare Is Interviewed

So it’s like the slowest week in the history of the world — and we can’t find a thing to inspire us. Thus, we turn, well, to us. Yeah, well, you try to find inspiration on a Tuesday morning in August. Not so easy, is it? We’re heading up to Yosemite for the annual Yosemite […]

File Under: Marketing For Introverts

Save a Writer, Buy a New Book

August 18th, 2006 · Comments Off on Save a Writer, Buy a New Book

The recent demise of yet another Harlequin line, this time the kick-butt heroine line Bombshell, got me to thinking, which, as anyone who knows me will tell you is always a dangerous thing. I heard from a number of readers who were surprised by the closing, because they had friends who just “loved that line!” […]

File Under: Square Pegs

What Is A Writer Anyway/

August 18th, 2006 · Comments Off on What Is A Writer Anyway/

The current war in Hollywood about reality shows and writers will not be the stuff of legend…unless you happen to believe that reality shows are off-the-cuff and spontaneous and, well, real. In that case, you’re going to have more than a few illusions shattered. Sorry. There is scripting on those shows, and the writers are […]

File Under: Square Pegs

Where Are All The Authors From?

August 14th, 2006 · 4 Comments

Apparently, there is a rise in agents charging upfront and reading fees in the United Kingdom. Of course predators exist everywhere — if there is a sucker born every minute, then there is also a huckster born soon after. What perplexes us is the fact that people fall for these tricks over and over. We […]

File Under: The Business of Publishing

Cynicism And The Cranky Old Man

August 10th, 2006 · 3 Comments

Maybe it’s because the BS husband has been practicing to be old since he discovered that old people can say whatever they want and get away with it, but we find Otto Penzler’s brand of crotchety sort of cute, in a “huh?” sort of way. See, Penzler hates chicklit for its cynicism — but his […]

File Under: Square Pegs