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RWA 2014: Sexy Swag and the “World’s Biggest Book Signing”

The room featuring free promotional items proved popular with fans.

The Romance Writers of America conference offered endless opportunities for fans, aspirants, and bestselling authors to interact and self-promote.

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Romance Writers of America Offers Professionalism, Inclusion

Best-seller Nora Roberts meeting one of her fans.

Last week’s 2014 Romance Writers of America conference was relentlessly upbeat, emphasizing professionalism and inclusion – and yes, ripped bodices and abs.

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Laurie Kellogg: Portrait of a Self-Published Romance Writer

Author Laurie Kellogg was all smiles while meeting her fans.

Laurie Kellogg has self-published nine romance novels since February 2012 and says she’s making more money and having more fun than ever before in her life.

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Javier Marias’ 7 Reasons Not to Write Novels and 1 Reason Why

Javiar Marias

Spanish author Javier Marias argues that while there are plenty of reasons not to write novels, there’s one that is very important — a shot at immortality.

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“Beat Amazon!” Is Not a Business Plan for Startups

Craig Mod

At the Yale Publishing Course, Craig Mod lauds Wattpad, despite its flaws, and urges entrepreneurs to delight and encourage your readers if you want to be a successful startup.

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Does Los Angeles Get Enough Love in Literary Circles?

Los Angeles as seen from the air (photo: WikiCommons)

Los Angeles might often be dismissed by the bookish as a ‘Hollywood Town’ but it is home to numerous small presses and a vibrant literary community.

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Can Writers Earn a Living in the UK?

pencil on a keyboard

The Guardian reports on a survey of the income of professional writers and find that fewer people can earn a living from writing than just a year ago.

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Hong Kong Book Fair Gets Professional, Goes Global

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The Hong Kong Book Fair, now in its 25th year, remains firmly focused on the Chinese-language titles, but has begun to add professional elements and global authors.

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Past Lives Capture Centuries of China in a Novel

Susan Barker

Susan Barker’s new novel, The Incarnations, uses the device of reincarnation to capture snapshots of moments in China’s long history through a single man.

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July’s Top Reviews of Self-published Books from BlueInk Review

Green Novel

Our monthly selection of reviews from BlueInk Review, a service which reviews self-published books, stars a novel about friendship, golf and race in 1969, among others.

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