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A literary precedent for the blog: the feuilleton
January 21, 2015 | 2:25 pm

For all those writers and pundits who bemoan, à la Jonathan Franzen, the superficiality, triviality, and general lack of gut-busting seriousness of blogs, Facebook, and social media, it might do some good for them to recall one of the most well-tried literary modes of the last two centuries that just happens to bear a strong resemblance to modern online effusions: the feuilleton. And god forbid, it might even qualify as a genuine literary form and precedent. The 11th edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica defines it as follows: "FEUILLETON (a diminutive of the Fr. feuillet, the leaf of a book), originally a...

More reviewers say ‘yes’ to indie authors today, but getting noticed is still an uphill climb
February 26, 2013 | 10:10 pm

More reviewers say 'yes' to indie authors todayAllen Schatz published his first book two years ago. After things didn’t work out with an agent, he went the self-publishing route and knew he had to market on his own, which meant contacting reviewers. Some said yes, many said no. But Schatz noticed a change in the business around this time and self-publishing didn’t seem like a death sentence for his writing career. “By the time my former agent released me, things had changed enough for me to go the self-publishing route,” said Schatz, whose first book was Game 7: Dead Ball. “It really wasn’t hard finding reviewers. There are a number of...

Book bloggers help self-publishers promote their work
February 4, 2012 | 2:26 am

BookBlogger2In the last few years, Amazon’s Kindle publishing facilities have sparked a self-publishing revolution. Everyone from established authors with backlist titles to new wanna-bes who can’t get publisher attention has been able to send their words out over the Internet for others to buy. We tend to assign most of the credit for that to those very facilities, but on, Novelist Terri Giuliano Long blogs that there’s another element that should share in the credit—book bloggers. Long feels that book bloggers plugging her book In Leah’s Wake are the main reason it was able to sell 80,000 copies...

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