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Ebook Sales Skyrocket

According to the Association of American Publishers, ebooks became the bestselling category in American publishing for the first time in February 2011.


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Added by Laura L. Cooper on May 8, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Farewell to Manual Typewriters

In addition to books from my childhood, the reluctant typewriter in the basement of my family home drew me to writing. The gummy keys stuck, forcing me to use several fingers and a hearty jab to generate each key stroke. I worked long hours to create something that looked like the “real” writing I saw in books.


Apparently typewriters continued to be viewed as useful machines in India until…


Added by Laura L. Cooper on April 27, 2011 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Nebraska Writers Guild Spring Conference 2011

Recently attended the NWG Spring Conference at Mahoney State Park.  Heard informative presentations by Alex Kava (mystery/thriller author), Mary Colgan (editor, Chronicle Books), and Terry Burns (author/agent, Hartline Agency).  Over 80 area writers participated.  Lots of useful information...important as publishing is changing so rapidly.

If you are an author deciding what to do with your next manuscript, ask yourself, "What is my goal?"  It makes a big difference if you are…


Added by Laura L. Cooper on April 21, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

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