I missed the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books over the weekend, but I was able to catch a few interesting panels on BookTV on C-SPAN2, particularly this discussion on Publishing with Maris Kreizman @mariskreizman (Publishing Project Specialist at Kickstarter), Isaac Fitzgerald @IsaacFitzgerald (Editor, Buzzfeed Books), Oscar Villalon @ovillalon (Managing Editor, Zyzzyva Magazine) and Johnny Temple @AkashicBooks (Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Akashic Books).
This video is worth watching several times. Frank talk about the reality of publishing today. A great kick in the ass for writers (like me) who balk at self-promotion. Opened my eyes.
“Panelists talked about book publishing. Panelists included Isaac Fitzgerald, editor of BuzzFeed Books; Maris Kreizman, publishing outreach lead for Kickstarter; Josh Raab, founder of theNewerYork; Johnny Temple, publisher and editor-in-chief of Akashic Books; and Oscar Villalon, managing editor of Zyzzyva magazine.
Publishing Industry: The New and the Now was a panel from the 2016 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, and took place at the Hancock Foundation building on the campus of the University of Southern California.” – BookTV C-SPAN2
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I have enjoyed so many great blog posts in the past but couldn’t figure out how to reblog on my self-hosted WordPress site. Today I finally figured it out, thanks to this article….
I decided to write this post which is related more to blogging but also relates to the arts and/or photography, especially if you see an awesome art/photography article online that you would like to reblog on your wordpress.com hosted site.
I scour the net on a daily basis for interesting articles for Windlight Magazine’s website. It is quite easily to reblog content that is hosted on a WordPress.com blog, as these blogs have a simple reblog feature. Of course it is not easy to reblog content from self hosted WordPress.org blogs. I have found a few work around’s so that you can reblog content from just about anywhere on the web, without having to do much copying and pasting!
Reblogging Content from WordPress.com Blogs:
This is really easy as if you are a WordPress.com blogger or writer with a blog on WordPress.com, you simply can use the reblog tools. See this link for more information: https://en.support.wordpress.com/reblogs/
Reblogging Content From WordPress.org Self Hosted Blogs if you are a WordPress.com User:
This one is a little tricky but still easy. You simply use the press this feature. Press this be added to your internet browser and as long as you are logged into WordPress.com, you can “press” an article onto your chosen WordPress.com blog, even WordPress.org self hosted blogs. This link has more information about press this: https://en.support.wordpress.com/press-this/
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“We’ve talked about it in other posts. How learning your writing process is finding your way in a pitch black room, full of furniture. You can learn by banging your shins, but there are less painful ways. Hopefully, this post will help.
I’m an organized person, and it would make me crazy trying to locate details in my WIP. Which chapter did the dog first show up? Or the first kiss? Or harder yet, the smaller details – what kind of shoes did the old man wear the second time the heroine met him?…”
Blog author, Laura Drake is a city girl who never grew out of her tomboy ways, or a serious cowboy crush. She writes both Women’s Fiction and Romance.
She sold her Sweet on a Cowboy series, romances set in the world of professional bull riding, to Grand Central. The Sweet Spot (May 2013), Nothing Sweeter (Jan 2014) and Sweet on You (August 2014). The Sweet Spot won the 2014 Romance Writers of America® RITA® award in the Best First Book category.
Her ‘biker-chick’ novel, Her Road Home, sold to Harlequin’s Superomance line (August, 2013) and has expanded to three more stories set in the same small town. The Reasons to Stay released August, 2014.
In 2014, Laura realized a lifelong dream of becoming a Texan and is currently working on her accent. She gave up the corporate CFO gig to write full time. She’s a wife, grandmother, and motorcycle chick in the remaining waking hours.