BookTV Panel Discussion on Publishing

  I missed the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books over the weekend, but I was able to catch a few interesting panels on BookTV on C-SPAN2, particularly this discussion on Publishing with Maris Kreizman @mariskreizman (Publishing Project Specialist at Kickstarter), Isaac Fitzgerald @IsaacFitzgerald (Editor, Buzzfeed Books), Oscar Villalon @ovillalon (Managing Editor, Zyzzyva Magazine) and Johnny Temple @AkashicBooks (Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Akashic Books). This video is worth watching several times.  Frank talk about the reality of publishing today. A great kick in the ass for writers (like me) who balk at self-promotion. Opened my eyes. “Panelists talked about book publishing. Panelists Read more…

Pics of Gratitude – Day 10

Day 10. My writing family – Alex (4-year-old orange cat), Gentle Ben (11-year-old German Shepherd) and Maile (14-year-old Australian Shepherd/Husky). Our gray cat, Lucy, is sleeping on the printer again. Our black cat, George, is off in a bedroom. (Note the treadmill.)