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Library Haul and Reading List 12/18/15 (Holiday Edition)

Christmas Book

Holiday madness is in full effect, so this blog might be quieter than normal between now and New Year’s. Aside from holiday fun and obligations, I’ve really got to crack down on some other work and the holiday break is going to be good for that. I hope. Anyway, I haven’t had any new holds …

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The Courtesy of “No, Thank You.”

No

Last week I read an article in The Independent about why it is important for publishers, agents, and others in the traditional publishing industry to treat writers with respect. (While you can read the piece for yourself, the long and short of it is this: Self-publishing is on the rise and if traditional publishing alienates …

Books, Reading, & Libraries

Library Haul and Reading List 12/11/15

Library Haul and Reading List 12/11/15

This is a short week for me. Our library is having their annual book sale on Friday so that is where I will be spending the whole day. The whole day! The thing is huge and it’s an annual event for me to spend the day wandering the tables, looking for the few things on …

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The Importance of Controlling Your Own Web Real Estate

Computer

Social media can be a useful tool in your online toolbox. It’s a great way to get messages out quickly and with minimal fuss.  However, I see many writers relying on social media as their sole online presence. There are many reasons why this is a huge mistake, but they all boil down to the …

Books, Reading, & Libraries

Library Haul & Reading List 12/4/15

Library Haul & Reading List 12/4/15

Now that NaNoWriMo is over and Thanksgiving has passed, it’s time to get my reading back on track. It’s difficult to read while stuffing your face and trying to finish the last 5,000 words of NaNo, after all. That’s just asking too much (and if pressured to choose, I’ll take stuffing my face with my …