Blog: Nooks & Crannies

An Author’s Guide to Horse Riding

For those who’ve never been on a horse, here are a handful of things to keep in mind before writing. Horses are traditionally mounted on the left. This would be the horse’s left side. If you are standing behind a … Continue reading

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Nooks and Crannies Blog

Introducing Nooks and Crannies, a writer’s blog focusing on indie authors and publishing. We’ve got a few older entries on EDBOK, and we’ll have some in the future as well. Tweet

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An Authors Guide to Vintage Firearms

Whether you’re writing a murder mystery, a western, a Depression-era detective story, a World War drama, or some other work involving vintage or antique guns, it pays to understand a bit about their history and some of the characteristics associated … Continue reading

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Why Foul Mouthed Characters in Teen Lit are Popular

So, the recent study out of Brigham Young University regarding profanity in Young Adult literature struck a chord. Prof. Sarah Coyne analyzed 40 books on the YA best seller list and found swearing characters were often portrayed as attractive, popular, … Continue reading

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Still getting hits from New York Times shoutout

Back in December, Chelsia Rose Marcius gave us a shout out in the School Book blog on the New York Times site. We’ve been focused on Twitter more so than the blog since then, and we’re grateful for all the … Continue reading

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Pubtip Daily and Unbridled Editor Provide Excellent Author Resources

It’s been a great week on Twitter, and I’ve already met several neat people and learned an awful lot of news about publishing, promotion, technology, along with a bunch of other things. For authors, two digital newspapers filled with useful … Continue reading

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Three Minute Writing Contest on NPR

They’ll read your short story on the air if you win. Deadline is Sept. 25. Limit is 600 words, and the theme is “someone has to come to town and someone has to leave town.” Full details are here. Tweet

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The Top Ten Twitter Hashtags for Authors

It’s true authors can make connections on Twitter. We can also spread the word about our books and get encouragement from others. EDBOK just started on Twitter, and we’re already amazed at the new sources of information it has opened … Continue reading

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EDBOK is now on Twitter

Follow us at twitter.com/ed_bok. We’re particularly interested in following other indie authors and publishers, ebook people, traditional publishers and paper authors, and anybody else who’s writing or in the business. If you follow us on Twitter, we’ll follow you. Tweet

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Five Great Advice Blogs for Authors

Authors starting out can use some pointers, and are often hungry for good advice. Here are five exceptionally good blogs for new and old authors alike.   1. A Newbies Guide to Publishing Joe Konrath’s ongoing discussion about how to … Continue reading

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