Congratulations! It’s a book! For the past few months/years/decades, you’ve poured your heart and soul into this baby and soon it’s going to be launched into the world. If you’re anything like me, you approach the impending event with a shudder and a sense of doom. For me, promoting my book is almost as bad as Internet dating. It can be expensive, involves a great deal of time and you have to deal with mainly duds.
But it doesn’t have to be that way, according to ASJA member Nancy Peske. With more than 30 years' experience in all aspects of publishing, she knows the industry inside out and shares some tips and traps with ASJA Confidential. READ MORE
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In the late 1940s, after service in the Navy during World War II, my father signed on as a mail carrier at the local post office. He never left that job, working his way up from walking a route to postmaster. Bored after retirement, he worked part-time as a greeter at the local funeral home. It was perfect for him. He got to dress up and meet his friends, and on good days he got to drive the hearse. It never occurred to my father to change jobs while he was at the post office. People who did that sort of thing, drifting from job to job, were viewed at the time with some suspicion, as layabouts. More »
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