The business exigencies are simply there: more books, more sales. None of us can argue with that. But sprung from the restraints of Old Publishing’s bovine pace, is the mad dash into burnout all we have to offer entrepreneurial authors?
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It’s been likened to a plague, but AIDS was never just a health crisis. The second of a series on grieving the death of a friend, Friend Grief and AIDS: Thirty Years of Burying Our Friends, revisits a time when people with AIDS were also targets of bigotry and discrimination. In stories about Ryan White, ACT UP, the Names Project, red ribbons and more, you’ll learn why friends made all the difference: not just caregiving or memorializing, but changing the way society confronts the medical establishment and government to demand action.
WRITER UNBOXED | Wins Without Losses | PROVOCATIONS IN PUBLISHING
ETHER FOR AUTHORS | United We Divide | PUBLISHING PERSPECTIVES
THE WRITING PLATFORM | Aerial Performance: Other People’s Audiences
ETHER FOR AUTHORS | The Author Solutions Lawsuit | PUBLISHING PERSPECTIVES
WRITING ON THE ETHER | Are Your Books’ Covers Sexist? | JANEFRIEDMAN.COM
WRITING ON THE ETHER | Agents at the Coalface | JANEFRIEDMAN.COM
ETHER FOR AUTHORS | Establishment Snipes Back | PUBLISHING PERSPECTIVES
Test It: Are your Books’ Covers Sexist?
Author Maureen Johnson takes us to a neighborhood of that ubiquitous, sexist cover smooch — Shirtless Men Kissing Beautiful Women.
Food pictures are pretty hard to interpret as anything but Face Down at the Me-Pond. And “In case you missed it?” #Cmonson.
Might not an author fall into emphasizing platforming over writing, thus slipping into a “shadow career?”
To praise someone’s work on Twitter, try getting beyond “fab,” “great,” “super,” and “must read.” Put your vocabulary into it.
Join me at Rachelle Gardner’s site for Get a Grip on Twitter Handles.
A great way for a platforming author to approach Twitter: as a language.
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There’s a picturesque loneliness that invades the mind when enough negative focus converges, as in the opening of Samuel Barber’s Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance. Caleb Burhans’ initial concentration on a few phrases is overtaken by a walking bass under an ironic theme.