PW: Lamb Aiming For a New Vantage Point

Jim Milliot of Publishers Weekly (print edition) talks to David Lamb, owner of Vantage Press (POD Index, 230.65), one of the oldest vanity presses in the USA, about the company’s plans next spring to launch Vantage Point, a no-fee imprint for mid-list authors. Back in its heyday, Vantage Press ruled the self-publishing (then known as vanity […]

Author Solutions to Introduce Author Educational Services with New Appointment

Author Solutions last week appointed Suzette Conway as Director of Author Education and will be tasked with developing programs and courses to help educate aspiring authors. Note here and the press release below that it does not mention writers, but ‘aspiring authors’. I am already thinking of the old saying – you need to learn […]

Feis Teamhra | A Turn at Tara

“The third Féis Téamhra: A Turn at Tara, featuring performances by internationally-recognized Irish poets and musicians, will be held between 3 and 5 o’clock on August 29 2010 on the Hill of Tara. Those taking part include Aidan Brennan, Seamus Heaney, Laoise Kelly, Michael Longley, Susan McKeown, Paul Muldoon and Colm Toibín.” Poetry Ireland Guest […]

Writer Beware!: PW Select: Opportunity or Exploitation?

Victoria Strauss has written a lengthy piece on authors paying for their book to be reviewed with a primary focus on Publishers Weekly‘s new paid review service PW Select. There are also some extensive comments to her piece. Writer Beware� Blogs!: PW Select: Opportunity or Exploitation? Related articles by Zemanta Jodi Picoult attacks favouritism towards […]