Authors, Writers, Publishers, and Book Readers
Imagine: From your childhood on, you are better at the work you love than almost anyone else. Before you are old enough to drink alcohol, you are offered money — sometimes a great deal of money — to pursue that work, with a good probability that the work will someday bring you wealth and fame. Then, fate intervenes — in the form of injury, illness or the slowly dawning reality that, while you are better than almost everyone else, enough people are better still that you are consigned to a role just outside, and a universe apart from, that inner circle.Read full article >>
A “Jeopardy” answer might be: “He was the most famous civil rights activist not to attend the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.” The correct question to that answer is “Who was Stokely Carmichael?” Another such answer might be: “He invented the slogan ‘Black Power’ and married famed South African singer Miriam Makeba.” The question again is “Who was Stokely Carmichael?”Read full article >>
In popular mythology the air war conducted by the Allies over Europe from 1940 to the end of World War II in 1945 is seen as an almost unequivocal triumph of science, technology and machinery. There were occasional glitches, most embarrassingly the unwarranted and pointless destruction of the beautiful and historic city of Dresden, but for nearly three-quarters of a century the air campaign has been celebrated as pivotal to the defeat of Nazi Germany. Britain honors the men of its Royal Air Force, and the United States honors those of its Army Air Forces, as heroes of the first rank, immortalizing them in books, songs, films and works of art.Read full article >>
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Please be aware that constantly linking to your own work or copy/pasting it here is irritating to many other…Continue
Friends, this is hard for me to post about so bear with me. I know it's been a while since I've been around and I want to explain it here so I don't have to do it over and over again. This way I can just point to this post.
I'm thrilled to inform everyone that Authors.com continues to go from strength to strength, and we've now surpassed the 3000 members milestone. Woo hoo!! Thank you to everyone here for your continued support, help and encouragement that keeps…Continue
This interesting article raises a great point. Are authors and/or publishers too concerned about the digital format for books, treating print as the poor relation nowadays? Ken Michaels, just appointed President of Hachette Book Group USA, reminded…Continue
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Apart from your own work of course, lol. I've just started The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins late last night and am literally half a dozen pages into it so the jury's out yet on it.Share what you're reading please, title and author. and what you…Continue