Posts Tagged ‘Books’


I sometimes wonder if I have an addictive personality.  In junior high, I loved tying an empty soda can to a length of string and trailing it out the window behind the school bus each morning.

Galley Cat Strut

Well, I’ve been subscribed to Galleycat for some time, because it’s one of those book industry blogs that gets lots of buzz and what not.  Though they studiously ignore me when I ask them to look at the books I’m publishing. But that’s okay, publishing isn’t the sort of business where you take being ignored […]

In search of a void…

My good friend (and soon to be famous filmmaker) Lonnie Martin recently updated his blog with an explanation of the dreaded “void” that haunts his life upon the completion of a major project.

The Cardinal Sin of Book Review Blogs

As part of my business, I subscribe to about 50 book review blogs. Partially to spam them with my books, and also to scan their content for past reviews. Because there’s no way of telling if they reviewed your book or not. Solipsism is the cardinal sin. Here are some of the major points for […]

Stephen King by Stephen King

I’ve been bad about returning calls these last few weeks because my grandmother had the bad form to pass away (something I always advise against, by the way), and because I’m stupid enough to publish books, and our most recent title is in Phase One Freakout. I don’t have a publicist, so I’m spending, you […]

Wing Ding

Every year since 2000, with an exception in 2006, I’ve found myself reading upwards of 300 manuscripts for a writing awards program. This year, I read 327. My job is an easy one – weed out the obvious shit from the obvious good stuff. Then I pass the good stuff on to a couple of […]