Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Writing with a Day Job and other ruminations...

Not directly romance related, but found via Galleycat, David Louis Edelman analyzes the effectivness of various methods of self-promotion, five months after the publication of his first novel. Interesting stuff.

Over at Romancing The Blog, Jordan Summers discusses the narrowing and broadening of her reading list, and the benefits of reading outside of one's favorite genre.

At Storytellers Unplugged, a wide ranging but fascinating post by Richard Danski about deadlines, genre and catching your breath.

Super Librarian has found quite a few keepers this year, but bemoans the fact that "everything in between those gems has been blah, or worse - so annoying that I wanted to ram an ice pick through my frontal lobe." and points to a lack of emotional intensity in many of these recent reads.

SB Sarah at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books rejoices over a call for papers for a book of critical essays on Jennifer Cruisie's novels.

And finally, Alison Kent blogs about getting a day job again.

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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Pretty Covers for Poison Study at Luna then Mira

I learned at Dear Author that Jennifer Cruisie commented on Miss Snark's comments on Anne Stuart's complaints about her publisher Mira in an interview at All About Romance. *pauses for a deep breath*

Various people have weighed in and will, I think, continue to. I don't feel like tracking them all down now, but later I will perhaps add links to this post. If you know of any, or want links to your comments/round up posts on the topic, feel free to leave them in comments. You may comment anonymously, but the commetns are screened.

Who knows how much longer this'll go round but I do hope to hear Miss Snark's rebuttal. *hunts for popcorn* And I do look forward to getting my copy of Cold as Ice, AKA "the one with the not really bisexual hero". I haven't had much time to sit down and read a whole book lately, but I enjoyed the tone and spare style in what I skimmed of Black Ice.

And in news about Mira that isn't related to Anne Stuart, Maria Snyder's moving from Luna to Mira , and Poison Study is getting a new cover. Both are, IMHO gorgeous. (The Luna cover is above, the Mira cover is to the left there.) This will be affecting the release date of third book in the series, Fire Study, and you can read about it in the news page at Snyder's site. (Scroll down a little)

Elsewhere in blogland,
  • Paperback Writer Discusses the influences memorable fictional characters have had on her
  • Thoughts on branding and the long tail over at Buzz Balls and Hype
  • Diana Peterfreund blogs about American Title, which seems to be an American Idol type contest at Romantic Times

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