L.A. Kennedy

Beyond the story

*LANGUAGE WARNING terribleminds 1. This Industry Is Alarmingly Subjective Despite the promises of certain snake oil salesmen offering to sell you a magical unguent that — once slathered upon your inflamed nethers — will assure that your book gets published, no actual formula for success exists. If it did, a book would go out into the world …

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Karen DeGroot Carter Insights into popular genres, author marketing, audiobooks, and more For a look at current trends in book publishing, I immediately turn to industry insider Jane Friedman, author of The Business of Being an Author and the top resource on the web for developments in the world of traditional publishing. In her October …

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The future is genre-blending, and it’s in full bloom. Here’s why your next novel shouldn’t fit neatly into any one pot. By: Paul Goat Allen Imagine, for a moment, that you’re standing on top of a grassy hill. Spread out before you is a vast meadow of wildflowers. It’s an ocean of undulating color—slow, kaleidoscopic …

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