The April 4th blog post here discussed the questions raised by novelist Alexander McCall Smith about people believing fictional characters are real. And on tonight’s episode of the Fox tv show HOUSE I saw that line crossed in a way that it never, ever should have been crossed. (SPOILER ALERT: If you’ve a fan of […][Continue reading...] about The Line Between Fictional Characters and Real People Has Been Crossed — And Not in a Good Way
Carolyn Howard-Johnson (@FrugalBookPromo) and I (@ZimblerMiller) are co-hosting on Twitter a tweetchat on Tuesday, April 21, from 6-7 p.m. Pacific. And we wanted to get suggestions from you on which topic of book publishing or book marketing you would like to discuss. Send your suggestions to either @FrugalBookPromo or @ZimblerMiller. And if you’re not sure […][Continue reading...] about What Should the Topic Be for Our Next Book-Related Tweetchat on April 21?
The April4th-5th Weekend Journal of The Wall Street Journal featured the major article LOST IN FICTION by prolific novelist Alexander McCall Smith (known in part for the “No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” series). I highly recommend reading the article for Smith’s discussion of how real fictional characters can become, and thus what pressure this has […][Continue reading...] about When Readers Act as If Your Fictional Characters Are Real
Here’s the tweetchat on book proposals held today. I’ve eliminated some of the comments that aren’t really relevant to the discussion — and our Twitter photos aren’t here. But if you scroll down to the bottom and then read up, I hope you’ll find information that is useful to you. — Phyllis Zimbler Miller FrugalBookPromo […][Continue reading...] about Book Proposal Tweetchat: Here’s the Twitter Stream
Carolyn Howard-Johnson and I are trying something new with our proposal for the nonfiction book MARKETING YOUR FICTION that we are co-authoring. We are launching the proposal on a special website designed to make access easier for agents and publishers. That we chose to include a chapter on blogging in that proposal seemed propitious. And […][Continue reading...] about Authors Carolyn Howard-Johnson and Phyllis Zimbler Miller Launch FictionMarketing.com for Book Proposal Submission