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A Good Local Bookseller Can Be an Author’s Best Friend: an interview with Margot Sage-El, proprietor of Watchung Booksellers

I met Margot Sage-El, proprietor of Watchung Booksellers in Montclair, when I was brand new to New Jersey, making my rounds in anticipation of the launch of my debut novel, … Continue reading

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September 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Speaker Series RECAP: Publishing Matchmakers: Top Literary Agents Advise on the Road to Publishing

by Allison “A.J.” Colucci One of the biggest hurdles aspiring authors face is landing the right agent. Three of New York’s top literary agents shared their best advice to a … Continue reading

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March 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

Speaker Series RECAP: Publishing Insiders: Literary Gatekeepers share what’s happening “over the transom”

This Sunday’s Speaker Series event, “Publishing Insiders” was a huge hit, with three articulate young professionals telling it like it really is in a rapidly changing and still completely vital … Continue reading

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April 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

An Afternoon with Digital Visionary Jason Allen Ashlock

Jason Allen Ashlock may not like to call himself an expert, but we at The Writers Circle refuse to consider him anything else. Who but a true digital visionary could … Continue reading

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February 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Christina Baker Kline: From Mid-list to Bestseller! A Writer Circle Speaker Series Recap

“How to become a bestseller?”  It’s the second question on every writer’s mind, right after “How do I get published in the first place?” No matter how many optimistic articles … Continue reading

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December 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Waiting Game

What a time it has been! I’ve gone from tentatively sticking my toe back into publishing waters to swimming in the whirlpool of anxious possibility… Ah, but you have no … Continue reading

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October 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

On Rejection: An Honest Assessment and Some Ways to Survive It

by Christina Kapp In book publishing, editors and agents will often refer to a book “finding it’s home” at the right publishing “house.” These are good analogies, because they imply … Continue reading

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September 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

What I Learned at Author (R)evolution Day – Part III – The Future of Authorship

This is a continuation of the past two posts on surviving – no, succeeding in the challenging new publishing environment. Check out Brave New World of Words – Part I … Continue reading

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March 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

What I Learned at Author (R)evolution Day – Part II: To Self-Publish or Not to Self-Publish

This is a continuation of last week’s post on the changing publishing landscape. Check out Brave New World of Words to see where I began. The first question each of … Continue reading

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March 4, 2013 · 5 Comments

Brave New World for Words, or What I Learned at the Author (R)evolution Day Conference – Part I

I couldn’t decide if it was my personal “coming out party” for my latest book or my moment to come to terms with reality. But with a new novel very … Continue reading

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February 26, 2013 · 10 Comments
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