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What I learned at Pitchfest "book-to-movie" 2015 in New York City

I had the honor of attending Pitchfest this past weekend in New York City. Pitchfest was a book-to-screen seminar where independent, self-published authors like myself were taught how to turn our novels into a two minute pitch and then pitch that idea to studio/production representatives from movies and television. 661 more words

The Dark Tides

Penguin's Author Solutions Inks First-Look Deal With Paulist Productions

Author Solutions, a Penguin Random House self-publishing services company, has closed a first-look deal with faith-based Paulist Productions (Insight). Under the pact, Paulist will review Author Solutions titles for possible film and TV adaptations. 171 more words

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4 words that will help you unleash your creativity.

Creativity is a very interesting and often debated topic. Is it something you are born with or something you can develop? Is it something that only happens when limitations are removed or is there a process you can follow to foster creative ideas?  546 more words

Self Publishing

Book Bits: George R.R. Martin, Hugo Awards flap, 'Blackout,' Phillipa Gregory

I often wonder why more bookstores don’t have Espresso Book Machines. Perhaps it’s the cost, the training required to operate it and maintain it, or the belief that a small percentage of customers will opt to purchase books that way rather than logging on to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s or another online site. 744 more words

Book Bits

Can outlining make your writing even better? Here are 3 methods to use and find out.

I have to admit I was not a fan of outlining and have heard multiple debates among writers about whether an outline is needed. Some see it as essential before they start the writing process. 559 more words


The Hidden Costs of Self-Publishing, Part 1: The Solution to "Author Solutions"

What do Simon & Schuster, Hay House, Barnes and Noble and Reader’s Digest have in common? Each of these reputable and famous names in publishing has forged a partnership with… 1,501 more words

Writing Coach

Book Bits: Whitman House, Amazon Reviews, Ben Okri, Summer Reads

Okay, this post should have been out here many hours ago, but I got pulled into watching Wimbledon tennis matches all morning. Then, en route to checking book news, I found a response from a subject matter expert who had an answer to a question of mine that relates to my work in progress. 703 more words

Book Bits