Benjamin Sobieck's Blog – July 2010 Archive (4)

6 Great Novels that were Hated in Their Time

For everyone crouched in the fetal position wondering if their writing will ever be appreciated, check out this post over on

Did your hated novel make the list?

Added by Benjamin Sobieck on July 26, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Chapter One Blog #4

Latest from The Chapter One Blog: "In Jen's Words," by Jennifer Brown. Read the first chapter here:

Submit your own chapter and I'll post it. Details here:

Added by Benjamin Sobieck on July 25, 2010 at 4:13am — No Comments

Publisher Pushes Back Release Date 7 Months

The headline sums it up. If you were looking to read my crime novel, "Cleansing Eden," in Nov. 2010, you'll have to wait until June 2011.

How do I feel about this? I still have a contract. I suppose that's worth something.

If ever there was cause for e-publishing, this is it. Have you ever heard of a seven-month delay in e-publishing? No. But do e-books carry the same air of legitimacy as a print book from a traditional publisher? No.

In the meantime, I encourage… Continue

Added by Benjamin Sobieck on July 20, 2010 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Accepting Submissions to The Chapter One Blog

Crime novels have the best first chapters, which is why I started The Chapter One Blog on my website. In a nutshell, send me your first chapter and I'll post it on my site.

There's no catch. It's a great way to promote your published and non-published work. But more importantly, it's an avenue for sharing great writing.

Click here for the gist.

Added by Benjamin Sobieck on July 17, 2010 at 6:52am — 7 Comments

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