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Literary Agent Spotlight: Q & A with Jennifer Chen Tran

First question, how and why did you become a literary agent?

I graduated in 2008 from law school but I have always loved books and reading. 1,314 more words

Writers

And the Thot Plickens - Updates on the Amazon-Hachette Dispute

Bad News For Amazon

Currently, the Amazon-Hachette dispute seems to be leaning in Amazon’s favor (my opinion), despite the fact that a whole bunch of literary heavyweights have taken up the cause of the Big Five publisher. 350 more words

Writing

E-Readers I Have Known

In the past six years or so, I’ve migrated through four devices: Sony PRS-600, Nook Color, Nook HD and now an iPad mini with Retina display (my late entrance into the ecosystem of Apple products is a whole other story). 350 more words

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What's Up Wednesday

It’s Wednesday. Time for What’s Up Wednesday, a blog hop created by Jaime and Erin Funk to help writers connect.

WHAT I’M READING

I did go ahead and start re-reading THE HOBBIT. 216 more words

Writing

Promotion: What I've Tried and Learned So Far

The name of the game with independent (or self) publishing is getting potential readers to even see your books. They can’t read it if they don’t even know it exists. 533 more words

Writing

The power of commitment

Do you remember when I talked to you about making a decision and then acting on it?

Well, so many of us are afraid to make a commitment because we fear failure or the fact that we might not be able to stick to it. 655 more words