Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Wednesday Web Browser

I knew I was truly starting to recover from my flu bug this weekend when I was able to read a full article in the New York Times Sunday magazine: "James Patterson Inc.", a COVER story on the author and his writing/publishing empire.
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Something that unfortunately got past me in the days before the Tamiflu worked its magic was a new "Indy Press Friday" initiative on Twitter. The point is to promote titles by small/indy presses via tweets with an #ipf hashtag. See Galleycat for more. (This week, I'll be prepared! How about you?)
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On the Poet Hound blog: useful tips on requesting a review of your book. (Many thanks to Diane Lockward for highlighting this in her recent roundup post titled "Some Cool Stuff," in which yours truly is also mentioned!)

2 comments:

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Thanks for the tips! Hope you're better.

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder
Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen

LCS249 said...

Re: "James Patterson Inc." ... how depressing. Here I am struggling to become a Cormac McCarthy or Ian McEwan, and this guy outsells Stephen King, John Grisham and Dan Brown combined. I came out of the ad world. I wrote copy at some of the largest agencies in the world, up there with J. Walter Thompson where Patterson came from. I understand how to craft copy. But I'd still rather be a "writer" vs. a "marketer." There's a parallel in the world of music: snide musicians sometimes say Vivaldi wrote the same concerto two hundred times. Sounds like Patterson to me. And he has "co-authors" to help him do it. What an eye-opener. Maybe I'll change my name to Louella and write bodice-rippers.