By Joanne Leedom-Ackerman | June 30, 2020 PEN International celebrates its Centenary in 2021. I’ve been active in PEN for more than 30 years... View Article
Rants and Revelations
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Guest post by Matthew Watrous My wife and I once worked in a locked dementia unit. When people are having... View Article
Breaking the Mental Freeze Over Covid-19 - Some things could become even more dangerous for Americans than COVID-19. The other monster is blind fear...When we turn on a few lights, some nightmares loosen their grip. What we all now desperately need is rational thought, clear perspectives, and a boatload of solace.
Rants and Revelations - In honor of World Book Day on April 23rd, it seems the right time to say this: we believe in books.
(Editor’s note: Thanks to excellent feedback from our readers, I have clarified several points in this story. We strive for... View Article
So, you are about to self-publish a book in e-book or print-on-demand format. It seems like a no-brainer to sign an exclusive contract with Amazon Kindle and up goes your book to Amazon’s vast online audience. After all, presumably they own 60 or 70% of the e-book market. This super-rich company has overall product revenues of more than $107 billion and more than 304 million active customer accounts worldwide. But are they playing fair with the average author dreaming of selling a million copies of his or her e-book?
Editor’s note: In 2003, we at Authorlink helped Graydon Dee Hubbard enhance his first book, SLIM TO NONE, which he... View Article
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