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ePub 3 Explained: Features of the New eBook Format

ePub has been widely adopted as the eBook format for Apple's iBooks, Sony's Reader, and the Kobo, and ePub 3 has some new features worth noting.
What are Publishers Looking for

What Are Publishers Looking For In Your Manuscript?

What do publishers look for in a book? Let's assume you're good, great even! Plenty of famous writers lived for years at a time on a steady diet of rejection letters. So what are publishers...
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Why you should go to the best writers conferences (rather than just schools and...

At the Romantic Times convention, we spoke with Jade Lee, author of exotic erotic romances (she also writes light, funny romance titles under the name of Kathy Lyons). I asked her which was a greater help to her in developing her career: her schooling, or going to conferences such as the convention at which I was interviewing her. She said that school and conferences served two different purposes.  She went to USC for screenwriting, which taught her the craft of writing, and she found these skills in timing, plotting, and action to be highly applicable in writing romance. But breaking into the business was another story.  She began writing romance for two reasons: she loved to read it, and she had the notion that is would be more difficult for her to break into other mediums such as film or other genres such as sci-fi and fantasy.

BookLamp – The New Pandora For Books?

If you’re familiar with the music recommendation service Pandora, you’re aware of the way they assign different characteristics to songs to make up a musical DNA. You choose a song and Pandora recommends similar...

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