Posts Tagged ‘author’

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Finally, real website solutions for writers

November 2, 2010


A writer without a cool, feature-rich website is likely a writer without many readers. But learning how to create a dynamic, professionally polished website that can take advantage of the many tools freely available to help authors better reach their audience and build their brand can be time consuming, frustrating, expensive, or all three.

As announced at our LA8 event in September, SCWC webmaster and popular workshop leader Jeremy Lee James has introduced a new service for writers and other indie-creatives who want a super-simple, affordable way to launch and maintain a quality, feature-rich website with minimal brain damage. Called Write Click Hosting, check it out here and have your own slick, writerly website up for your readers in a matter of minutes.

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Your Book Sucks

June 7, 2010

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Selden Edwards on rewriting & rejection

February 25, 2010
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Meet the man, be the media

January 14, 2010

David Mathison will join us at SD24. And with all things publishing 3.0 overwhelming writers everywhere in their effort to understand and “establish a platform” by feeding their tweets, increasing their Facebook & Friendster followers, blogging relentlessly, podcasting incessantly, post-baiting ad nauseam, and, somewhere in between, among and around all this time-suck devoted to promoting their work actually write books, who better to address the issues. An internationally recognized media consultant, publisher, radio host, hi-tech entrepreneur, and former vice president with Reuters — the world’s largest news agency — where he pioneered online content syndication, after more than 25 years experience in content distribution, David’s new book, Be The Media, provides an encyclopedic volume of information, online strategies and tactics every author needs to know to succeed. As Friday night’s special guest speaker, you’ll want to take notes.

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Author Fan Wu in for Irvine

April 29, 2009

Pushcart Prize nominee and celebrated author Fan Wu is the first of our special guest speakers to be announced. The Asian Review of Books called her 2007 debut novel, February Flowers, “A fresh, original work that strikes a fine balance between intimacy and restraint, and shatters several stereotypes along the way.” The Financial Times Book Review (UK) hailed both how it “turns its eye away from imagined audiences and keeps it trained on the story at hand… (and) the ease with which it shakes off the voiceover of memoir, with all its intonations of latterly won wisdom, and enters the past as it was lived, in real-time and without the props of hindsight.” Beautiful as Yesterday (Simon & Schuster/Atria) is out July 1, Xinran (Good Women of China) calls, “A delicate and brilliant novel on the arguments, triumphs, loves and differences of a Chinese family in America.”

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Another special guest speaker announced

December 3, 2008

Managing things from the road right now, but have pulled over to pop in and let everybody know that Don Winslow, celebrated bestselling author of The Death and Life of Bobby Z, California Fire and Life, The Power of the Dog, While Drowning in the Desert, A Long Walk Up the Water Slide and others, will be joining us in February with his latest kick-ass cool book, The Dawn Patrol (Knopf). Publishers Weekly calls it, “A terrific thriller,” while the San Francisco Chronicle hails, “The Dawn Patrol might be the best summertime crime novel ever.” Oh, and his The Winter of Frankie Machine is currently in production starring Robert DeNiro under the direction of Michael Mann (Miami Vice, The Insider), so he should have something to talk about.

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Aggregating the author… Book Launch 2.0

May 19, 2008

Author Dennis Cass’ debut title, Head Case: How I Almost Lost My Mind Trying to Understand My Brain, came out hardcover from HarperCollins February of last year. The paperback release was March of ’08. In this amusing viral vid he did, lies a lesson for us all…

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