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I had the great privilege to be at AWP this month, showcasing what Kamy Wicoff and I are doing at She Writes Press. And because we had another great privilege of being in what we nicknamed the “Woman Hood”—because our table neighbors were Hedgebrook, ARHO, VIDA, and Women’s Review of Books—we ended up talking a lot about women and publishing,…

I pulled this list of memoir categories together for the memoir class I'm teaching with Linda Joy Myers. I've been sharing it with a few people who've found it fun to contemplate, so I'm sharing it here, too. I'd love to hear your additions or tweaks.   Childhood, Adolescent, and Coming of Age Memoirs • Family dynamics, dysfunction, drama •…

I can’t remember ever having done a post that stemmed from being fed up, but that’s exactly what’s prompting this month’s newsletter. In the past several months I’ve been on more than a few webinars and teleseminars in which coaches and authors are claiming to have the secrets to being a bestseller, or even claiming that their books are bestsellers.…

Yesterday’s New York Times article, “Amazon Signs Up Authors, Writing Publishers Out of Deal,” is about how Amazon is getting into the business of publishing rather than just selling—which is something it’s been doing for a while already. It’s just doing it more—and more overtly. Certainly there’s precedent for this among booksellers. Barnes & Noble, for instance, has had its…

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