Monthly Archives: July 2013

Author YOU … Summer Break Is Perfect for Summer Book Ideas

Author YOU … Summer Break Is Perfect for Summer Book Ideas

… it’s time to do your Summer Cleaning for Author and Book ideas …
 
with your old stuff? And old ideas?
When it comes to writing, and publishing, the fabulous concept you had a few years ago may need to be rethought, revamped, or, gulp, tossed out.
Is the idea you have current? Leading Age? Has it been done been done before and have you come up with a whole new twist? Or is it … yawn … old …

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Could What Happened to Paula Deen Happen to YOU?

Could What Happened to Paula Deen Happen to YOU?

WOW—here is the Stupid Publisher Trick of the Week: Random House/Ballantine has canceled Paula Deen’s upcoming cookbook, Paula Deen’s New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up set to launch in October (already #1 on Amazon) because of “careful consideration” regarding the charges of racial slurs and harassment … what kind of baloney is that? And just how many millions of dollars has Ballantine registered on its books since she was a “prized” author in its stable?