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Linda Carlson, February 2012
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      SPOTLIGHT MAKING THE BEST BOOKS LISTS As we settle into 2012, hard at work to make our recent and upcoming releases financially successful and critically acclaimed, several smaller publishers are still basking in the recognition from year-end roundups of “best” books. The New York Times“notable books” lists for 2011 includes several titles …

Linda Carlson, February 2012
What’s Happening with Romance »

    Deb Werksman What’s Happening with Romance by Linda Carlson Swashbuckling young hunks ravishing glamorous virgins, embossed covers and titles in gilded script. If that’s your perception of romance novels, look again. The genre has changed. Yes, paperback racks still display bodice-rippers as well as the demure love stories that climax (so to speak) …

Linda Carlson, January 2012
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      SPOTLIGHT PROMOTEDFOR PROTESTERS   Oh, Beautiful: An American Family in the 20th Century, written and published by John Paul Godges, is one of the titles recommended by the Huffington Post and the IndieReader in the list “7 Great Indie Books to Read Whilst You Occupy Wall Street.” “We thought we’d contribute to …

Linda Carlson, January 2012
Book Clubs, Part 3: Preparing and Performing »

Skype can be a great tool for visiting book clubs without leaving home, as long as you prepare carefully. Book Clubs Part 3: Preparing and Performing by Linda Carlson We all want our books to be steady sellers for years to come, and authors can contribute to that success with book club visits (among other …

Linda Carlson, January 2012
Building the Business: Thistle Hill’s Pictures-and-Partners Success Story »

      Thistle Hill published this book with help from a foundation and from an advocacy group focused on the trail it covers. BUILDING THE BUSINESS Thistle Hill’s Pictures-and-Partners Success Story by Linda Carlson Vermont’s Thistle Hill Publications is proof that it’s possible to survive—and have fun—by publishing coffee-table books without printing overseas, and …

Linda Carlson, December 2011
Book Clubs, Part 2: Identifying Groups to Approach »

Book Clubs, Part 2: Identifying Groups to Approach by Linda Carlson   This screen capture from novelist Meg Clayton’s Web site shows one of the ways she’s made the site book club–friendly. Book groups create buzz—and buzz helps sell books, sometimes years after they’re published. That’s why authors and others in publishing believe it’s often …

Linda Carlson, December 2011
Writer Becomes Publisher, Stays Writer: The Bick House Back Story »

      BUILDING THE BUSINESS Writer Becomes Publisher, Stays Writer: The Bick House Back Story by Linda Carlson   Dale Bick Carlson, whose decision to become a publisher stemmed from her passion for helping teenagers for and young adults make responsible decisions. Few of us are talented and lucky enough to have a book …

Linda Carlson, November 2011
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SPOTLIGHT . A TALEOF PRODUCTIVE TENACITY   The importance of taking the initiative, responding to interview requests, and following up with the media, especially after relevant events at home or abroad, is well illustrated by a string of events reported by Amelia Frahm, executive director of Nutcracker Publishing in Apex, NC. A couple of summers …

Linda Carlson, November 2011
Book Clubs, Part 1: The Benefits »

(See also: Part 2 and Part 3) Want to increase the buzz about a book? Want to get people talking, blogging, and hand-selling it? Two words: book clubs, those groups of friends and neighbors who sit down together every month or so to discuss a title they’ve all agreed to read. Even better, book clubs …

Linda Carlson , October 2011
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SPOTLIGHT HIGHLY VISIBLEVIA B&N Go to barnesandnoble.com, select “Kids” from the menu on the left, and the pop-up list shows “Expert Circle” on the far right. One more click and you’ll see 16 early childhood professionals introduced with, “Want to encourage your child’s love of reading? Need help potty training? Want parenting tips on starting …

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