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Inside look at Writing Successful Self-Help & How-to Books

Posted October 18th @ 7:01 pm by Roger C. ParkerPrint

Jean Marie Stine’s Writing Successful Self-Help and How-to Books provides a handy guide for brand-building authors

Who were the first authors that inspired you to write?

Posted March 22nd @ 12:41 am by Roger C. ParkerPrint

Who were the first authors that inspired you to write?

Are you familiar with these popular and unique independent bookstores? Which is your favorite? Can you recommend any others?

Posted March 23rd @ 12:05 am by Roger C. ParkerPrint

Ron, a Published & Profitable member, sent me this link to an article describing several of the top independent bookstores located throughout the United States. I was familiar with 4 of them, ranked, below, in order of personal ranking: Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver, CO Powell’s Books, Portland, OR Elliott Bay Books, Seattle, WA City Light [...]

Wall Street Journal article points to possible merger between Borders and Barnes & Noble

Posted March 21st @ 6:58 pm by Roger C. ParkerPrint

Close on the heels of a recent announcement that Borders is testing a series of “concept” stores with increased face-out displays of books, even though this requires cutting the number of different titles displayed in each store, comes an article in today’s Wall Street Journal (Friday, March 21, 2008), discussing a Borders sale to Barnes [...]

How will Borders’ decision to display books with front covers facing out affect you, as author, agent, editor, or publicist?

Posted March 12th @ 12:15 pm by Roger C. ParkerPrint

An article in the March 12, 2008, Wall Street Journal describes Borders Bookstores decision to display books with front covers facing out poses several interesting challenges and opportunities for authors, literary agents, editors, and publicists. Front covers, as Kathi Dunn and Ron Hobart described on a recent interview for Published & Profitable members, play a [...]