Pretty Much True… is now available. It can be ordered from your local bookstore, or you can find it online at most online bookstores, including Amazon (where it’s also available on Kindle).
I couldn’t be more excited, and more honored, to be published by Missouri Breaks Press. Pretty Much True… has had a few years of Continue reading
Ian Thomas Healy, the busiest and most entertaining writer I believe I’ll ever know, releases a new book today. You’ll probably want to read it.
Tell me about your latest book.
is a sequel to the novel The Archmage Just Cause, starring the super-speedy Mustang Sally along with the rest of the Just Cause superhero team. Continue reading
An email arrived in my inbox yesterday from one of my editors at the paper.
“This is what writing has come to,” the email said. Pasted in the body was
Yes, Dad, I know it’s blurry. Who doesn’t look good in blur?
I’m so excited about the Sept. 4 release of
that I can’t wait – I have to give away a couple of copies, and exactly a month before the release seems like the perfect time. Pretty Much True…
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In 1987, Joyce Carol Oates was revealed to be Rosamond Smith, the author of Lives of the Twins, a mystery novel slated for publication the same year as You Must Remember This, a “real” Oates novel.
Oates was disappointed to have been discovered–”I wanted to
I have the nagging suspicion I should probably be concerned about publishing & book-selling
anti-trust suits, monoliths, and monopolies.
But I’m already worried about enough things of my own, such as
A few weeks ago, in
“Kill the First Novel? Are You Insane?” I responded to Edan Lepucki’s decision to semi-permanently put away her first novel after it received a series of rejections. In her piece, Lepucki touches on self-publishing as a possibility and then quickly dismisses it as an option (for her).
This week, in
“Do it Yourself: Self-Published Authors Take Matters Into Their Own Hands,” Lepucki examines the benefits and pitfalls of self-publishing and presents a few ideas that beg to be addressed.
1. Continue reading
There’s an entire thread on Amazon’s discussion forum dedicated to the “high” cost of Kindle e-books. One commenter, J. Bryan, writes
As self-publishing becomes an increasingly popular option for writers of all kinds (the good and the not so good, those who have tried the agent route and those who haven’t), there are those who continue to cling – and probably will for some time – to the idea that self-publishing is an avenue for the author whose work just isn’t good enough
“Magic 8 Ball,” I asked, “will my first novel be published?”
“Magic 8 Ball, am I a man?”
Edan Lepucki, in
her recent article in The Millions, briefly plays with the idea of a) showing her cleavage in her author photo Continue reading