Jun 07, 2013
The Intern Speaks!: Why Publishing Interests Me
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The Intern Speaks!: Why Publishing Interests Me

When I sought an internship with Ice Cube Press, no one asked me outright, “So, Lance, why publishing?” I suppose the answer seems self-explanatory to those who know me. Now, I’m a second-year graduate student seeking an M.A. in English at Iowa State University,...
Nov 28, 2012
The meaning of Independent in Publishing and Bookselling (part one)
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The meaning of Independent in Publishing and Bookselling (part one)

Publishing is an industry focused on words and the term independent is currently being flung around like a meteor shower in deep space. Everyone seemingly wants to be “independent” these days. Sadly, the spirit of the word is being spread thin and the variety...
Oct 26, 2012
Social Media and Irritation: Don’t Cross the Fine Line
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Social Media and Irritation: Don’t Cross the Fine Line

Social Media provides people with a certain amount of opportunity to become known and engage in promotions. However, the ease in which you can tell about yourself and your products can easily be abused. If this article seems especially informative to you after you...
Sep 21, 2012
Greatness and Being A Genius: You Can Be Both
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Greatness and Being A Genius: You Can Be Both

Everyone wants to be great. Everyone is capable of being a genius. The questions are of course, how can you become either, or better yet, both? I am on the path to each and will try to explain how I know this and why....
Aug 29, 2012
Being An Independent Book Publisher Is More Than Just Working With Words and Being Your Own Boss
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Being An Independent Book Publisher Is More Than Just Working With Words and Being Your Own Boss

For me, deciding to be a book publisher, was not a radical, or especially life changing moment. I didn’t say to myself one day, “I am going to quit my job, become a writer, and start a publishing company.” However, what I did do...
Aug 01, 2012
Rejection: The Heart and Soul of All Things Writing
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Rejection: The Heart and Soul of All Things Writing

I have been involved in publishing and writing for almost half my life. I am closing in on 50 years of age. I earn my living by being in the literary arts. I deal with a lot of rejection each and every day and...
Jul 24, 2012
The Many Ways That An Author Can Find Help and Succeed | Publishing Life Blog
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The Many Ways That An Author Can Find Help and Succeed | Publishing Life Blog

Since I started getting involved with the world of Twitter I’ve discovered there are lots and lots and then some more groups, schools, individuals ready to help writers succeed. It got me to wondering, should an author really need so much help? I am...
Jun 11, 2012
I Am A Tweeter Now
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I Am A Tweeter Now

I will not lie. It is hard for me to believe, but I have become a tweeter. I have a Twitter handle, I am using hash tags, utilize a service called HootSuite, am on some Twitter lists, trying to learn how to gain followers...
May 10, 2012
How Do Publishers Deal With So Much Technology To Learn and Use?
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How Do Publishers Deal With So Much Technology To Learn and Use?

In some ways today was just another day, May 5, 2012, but suddenly I thought about all I was doing without much of a second thought. I just updated my Facebook status, on my Publishing Facebook page to announce that I was finally starting...
May 05, 2012
Ready Or Not Here Come The New Books
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Ready Or Not Here Come The New Books

How important is it that more books be published this year? How vital is it in this culture of tweets, of Facebook status updates, of writer blogs, text messages, e-mails, e-books, e-pamphlets, and the like that we have more books coming out? The struggle...