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inkwell.vue.64 : Author and Book Sites Worth a Look
permalink #0 of 8: Reva Basch (reva) Wed 26 Jan 00 13:06
    
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inkwell.vue.64 : Author and Book Sites Worth a Look
permalink #1 of 8: Gail Williams (gail) Wed 26 Jan 00 13:28
    

I know some of the authors who've been interviewed here recently have
excellent sites.  For example, we'll have
<http://www.darkecho.com/JohnShirley/> John Shirley up soon.

For the aspiring author, one meaty site is <http://www.authorlink.com/>
with extensive publishing news and a manuscript showcase service.

Today they have a headline up about phony agents who charge a reading fee:

  US Postal Inspectors Arrest Woodside Literary Agents For Mail Fraud

> The warrant contends that none of the writers who paid for Woodside's
> services have ever been published, nor have they received any 
> promotional information, marketing evaluations, critiques of their 
> work or information regarding potential publishers. Leonard and 
> Sprachman operated offices in both New York and Florida, but
> mainly used the Internet to entice unsuspecting writers.

Feh.  What a mean-spirited little con game.
  
inkwell.vue.64 : Author and Book Sites Worth a Look
permalink #2 of 8: you *might* get a cosmic Rush Limbaugh (jberger) Wed 26 Jan 00 13:59
    
They finally caught up with Woodside? It's about time!
  
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permalink #3 of 8: a menace to conversation (silly) Thu 27 Jan 00 01:09
    
The Library of Libraries <http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/uclibs/>
  
inkwell.vue.64 : Author and Book Sites Worth a Look
permalink #4 of 8: Reva Basch (reva) Thu 27 Jan 00 10:07
    
From the Net:

Just found your site.  Very interesting place.  And, since you've asked for
recommendations of author's sites, I'd like to recommend this one (he said
in the spirit of shameless self-promotion):
http://www.csonline.net/rsilvis

With my thanks and best wishes,
Randall Silvis
  
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permalink #7 of 8: thecapokid (thecapokid) Mon 31 Jan 00 16:32
    
A powerful, enjoyable discovery for me this year has been the Lew
Griffin novels of James Sallis--call them pomo mysteries for lack of a
better word. . . . A great intro to Sallis (who's long been pals with
the likes of Michael Moorcock and other "edge" fictioneers) is is
homepage and the interviews and articles one will find therein. Chief
among them is Ian Sinclair's overview of Sallis's work originally
published in "The London Review of Books." Sallis is an American, but
it's frequently the Europeans who point out to us our better writers.

http://www.btinternet.com/~richnabi/index.html

Also, because I'm an oldtime culture vulture, I've found "The Arts &
Letters Daily" to be a wonderful resource for collecting serious
articles about books, writing, philosophy, music, criticism, etc., from
a wide variety of sources:

http://cybereditions.com/aldaily/
  
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permalink #8 of 8: From ColoradoCathy... (tnf) Thu 3 Feb 00 19:12
    


There are two I'd recommend, and both quite different.

1.)"Small Towns" is about a book on typical small towns with charming photos
and quotes from small town people; but best of all, it links to a site that
offers almost private writing workshops (6 max) at a mountain retreat; and
has free writing tips each month.

book:  http://www.springtimewriters.com/smalltw.htm
workshops: http://www.springtimewriters.com


2.) Page One

This site has an interview each month of an author that not only talks about
the book, but how they did it. good hints.  Neat quotes from actual "page
one" of new books.  can get a free email newsletter.
I think it's: http://www.pageone.com


Thanks and good luck, Cathy

For quickest response, please email me at:
ColoradoCathy@Yahoo.com
  



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