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Algonquin Young Readers Imprint Launch

September 10, 2013
7:00pm

“Editor and Publisher Elise Howard will introduce Algonquin’s expansion into the young readers market with their debut list of unforgettable characters, brilliant writing, and powerful new voices for the middle grade and young adult reader. Launch list authors Sara Farizan (If You Could Be Mine), Amy Herrick (The Time Fetch), and Hollis Seamon (Somebody Up There Hates You) will be on hand to read from and discuss their new works. Audience Q&A and autographing to follow.”

The White Review: Issue no. 8 launch, with Lauren Elkin, Siri Hustvedt, & Kate Zambreno

September 11, 2013
7:00pm

Lauren Elkin will be joined in conversation by Siri Hustvedt, author of The Summer Without Men, and Living, Thinking, Looking, and Kate Zambreno, author of Heroines and Green Girl, discussing why “writing by women simply isn’t read, received, or written about in the way writing by men is.”

If you attend either of these events and would like to write a guest blog for Feature Friday, please email Tqwana at blog@wnba-nyc.org.

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typewriterYour latest manuscript is finally complete. First off – congratulations! Before you move on to hiring a professional editor, take a look at these six tips from HuffPost Books that you can do yourself.

Six Tips for Self-Editing Your Fiction

Kristen Lamb, former editor and author of Rise of the Machines — Human Authors in a Digital World, has this advice for aspiring authors:

“There are many editors who charge by the hour. If they’re spending their time fixing blunders you could’ve easily repaired yourself, you’re burning cash and time. Yet, correct these problems, and editors can more easily get to the meat of your novel. This means you will spend less money and get far higher value.”

What helpful hints would you add to this list? WNBA-ers? Share in the comments.

 

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quillYou’ve written your book, revised it, had your writing group help with edits, then revised again. Now, you’re ready for the query phase. Before you send out that manuscript, take a look at this HuffPost Books article on knowing whether your book falls into the mainstream or literary fiction category.

Literary And Mainstream Novels: What’s The Difference?

The article, written by the Writer’s Relief staff, highlights the major differences and how knowing these guidelines will strengthen your query letter and marketing strategies.

Do these definitions work for you, WNBA-ers? Too simplified? Or just common knowledge? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Photo Credit: Writer’s Bloq, Inc.

New avenues for writers to get their books into the hands of readers seem to pop up every day. One of those options is a start-up called Writer’s Bloq.  Founded in 2011, Writer’s Bloq advertises itself as a book accelerator and publicity partner for indie authors, acting as agent and publisher. Authors submit their work, Writer’s Bloq then designs and digitally publishes the novel with a guarantee of 500 downloads in 6 months, or the author is free to terminate the contract. Writer’s Bloq book representatives only get paid when authors do.

Could this be the the future of publishing? Have you read any of Writer’s Bloq’s success stories? Do you know any other agencies or small press publishers similar to this one?What do you think, WNBA-ers? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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IMG_0490The Corner Bookstore

August 13, 2013
6:00pm – 8:00pm
1313 Madison Avenue (on the corner of 93rd Street)

Author James Corbett David will read from his debut Dunmore’s New World, about the last royal governor of Virginia.

housing worksDISH at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

August 7, 2013
7:00pm126 Crosby Street

Just a host of food authors, chefs, restauranteurs, bloggers, and critics for readings and recipe swaps. With Robin Shulman. There is s $5 suggested donation. All proceeds from the event will go towards Housing Works’s programs to aid those affected by homelessness and HIV/AIDS.

mcnallyjackson_logoLiterary BFFS at McNally Jackson

August 8, 2013
7:00pm
52 Prince St.

The on-going series pairs authors with their best friends to discuss their latest works. This week is Soman Chainani, author of fantasy novel The School for Good and Evil, and Deborah Copaken Kogan, author of The Red Book and Shutterbabe: Adventures in Love and War.

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Happy Monday, WNBA-ers! Here are a list of events for both young and old (and young at heart) to get you through the week.

Harry Potter Celebration

Scholastic Bookstore
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
12:00pm
557 Broadway (Between Prince & Spring Streets)

Parents and children are invited to a celebration of the boy wizard’s birthday, and the reveal of the 7th and final cover of the 15th anniversary special editions. Join Scholastic for games, costume contests and a chance to meet illustrator Kazu Kibuishi and editor Arthur A. Levine.

Sex, Love, and the Novel

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
Thursday, August 1, 2013
7:00pm
126 Crosby Street

Join Kate Bolick, Emily Cooke, Parul Sehgal, Adelle Waldman, and moderator David Haglund as they discuss whether the fluid nature of modern relationships present a special challenge for the novel.

Poems for Summer

McNally Jackson Bookstore
Friday, August 2, 2013
7:00pm
52 Prince St

Join C. A. Conrad and Steven Zultanski for an evening of poetry.

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housing worksHousing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street

tor logoTor.com’s 5th Birthday Party

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
6:30 – 10:00 PM

Celebrate five years of Tor.com with Sci-fi trivia contests, book giveaways, and complimentary drinks!

Recovering the Classics Pop-Up Gallery Show

Monday, July 29, 2013
7:00pm

Browse the gallery of crowd-sourced covers celebrating 50 of the greatest works of literature now in the Public Domain. Copies of the books are available for purchase in both digital and special edition paperback versions. Meet the artists or design a cover of your own. This event is free to the public.

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