Getting By on a Writer’s Income

- by Dara Girard

Feature Article by Lawrence Block This article first appeared in the 1981 Writer’s Yearbook. Yes, there are some dated references, but information is still relevant. I was honored that Mr. Block allowed me to reprint it here. It’s also included in the  The Liar’s Bible. Enjoy! A writer, James Michener has said, can make a […]

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SJGA Agent/Author Lindsay Ribar

- by Karen Sandler

A chat with Lindsay Ribar, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates agent and upcoming Dial author. • Tell us a little about yourself personally and professionally—where you went to school, where you’ve worked, favorite or unusual hobbies. Well, I went to school at NYU.  I actually started out as an acting major, in the musical theatre program […]

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Writer/Cover Artist Kimberly Van Meter

- by Dara Girard

Tell us about yourself. I’ve always been a writer. I wrote my first book at 15 on my mother’s old portable typewriter and I went into journalism after realizing that I needed to parlay my writing talent into something that could provide an immediate paycheck. My first book was published in 2006 with Harlequin Superromance, […]

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A Bookstore in Your Pocket, a World in our Hands

- by Elaine Isaak

The Novelists, Inc annual conference is coming to a close–alas!– with a great talk by Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords, a platform for creating and distributing e-books.  One of the difficulties of traditional publishing he pointed out is the limited distribution rights often controlled under various contracts, leading, as he points out, to frustrations like […]

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