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Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday Fridge Clean-Out: Links for Writers, April 27, 2012 Edition


Duotrope continues their beta launch including literary journals that publish nonfiction into their system, and has begun a series of interviews with nonfiction editors, like this one with River Teeth managing editor Sarah Wells.


There's so much great material and fun stuff over at RedRoom, for both writers and readers.


► At the Parents blog on HuffPost, Lisa Belkin writes about Anna Quindlen's new memoir, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, and notes that in the book, Quindlen  "writes of a friend 'who has always provided dispatches from the foreseeable future because her children are just a little bit older...' Anna has always provided those dispatches, those glimpses, for me." Lisa B. said what I've been thinking, for years, and still do.


►Don't have any inside information about the Self-Publishers Online Conference (May 8-10), but the experts line-up looks promising, including book marketing/publicity experts Sandra Beckwith, Penny Sansevieri, and Dana Lynn Smith.


►The folks who run the site IndieReader, which carefully selects books to review and recommend, reminds writers "The Big Reasons Indie Authors Aren't Taken Seriously". Be prepared.


►The American Library Association's blog posted a Best Books of 2011 Honor Roll: Narrative Nonfiction, How-To, and Art


►A few nonfiction panelists at the Los Angeles Festival of the Book were asked for key advice. They replied:  Read. Write. Expect to be poor.  Who knew?  (via GalleyCat


► Finally, check out these "crazy and unusual book designs."  Really unusual.


Have a great weekend!

4 comments:

Khara House said...

These are all amazing resources, Lisa! Thanks so much for sharing them. I absolutely swear by Duotrope, ha-ha; I use it for my Submit-o-Ramas :)

Terri Hall @ 11713 said...

You are a great resource! Finding you and your blog is one of the great benefits of the MNINB challenge. I will be back to check out your courses.

sopphey said...

Great roundup of information! I'm definitely going to keep an eye out for more Friday posts.

Romelle Broas said...

Glad I found your blog via #MNINB Facebook page. Going down the list of bloggers. Great information/links here! Thank you.