This month is a big one for me, so much so that I am departing from my usual blog format of serving up what I hope is useful information on any and all things book-related. Instead, I’m writing from what I now fondly call my author chair, the place where I did a 180-degree career flip and wrote a book rather than promoted them. As with so many of life’s experiences, it’s been a journey.
I’m told that walking into a bookstore and seeing your book on the shelf is one of the greatest feelings for an author. Even better is when someone tells you that your book impacted the way they run their company or approach life challenges. It’s confirmation that the months (or even years) you spent bringing your […]
Meg Kuehn, vice president of business development of Kirkus Reviews, shares her thoughts on Kirkus’ role in the publishing industry and the company’s future. Q: Kirkus has long been a voice in publishing, offering pre pub reviews that have served, predominately, as a guide to booksellers. It seems the recent sale of the publication has […]
Here in Austin, we’re gearing up for one of our favorite events of the year – the Texas Book Festival (October 22 and 23). I caught up with the festival’s Literary Director, Clay Smith, for his thoughts on this year’s line-up and the role of the festival in the literary community. Q: You will […]