Category Archives: Publishing

Simon and Schuster Canada – a nice welcome!

I forgot to mention the very nice welcome I got at Simon and Schuster Canada last year when I dropped by to meet everyone on the team. They have an electronic bulletin board in the reception area: imagine my surprise … Continue reading

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Updates!

Hi everyone – I’m back with some news!  First of all, our Homes with Woofs fundraiser was last Thursday and was an amazing success, despite the election, the World Cup soccer game and the rain. We raised around $ 10,000 for … Continue reading

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# 3 – How many books have you sold?

In my series of posts on what not to say to an author, the third is: How many books have you sold? This is a question I get pretty regularly from co-workers, book clubs, and strangers. Interestingly, it’s a question that’s … Continue reading

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# 2 – So are you writing full-time now?

The second of six things not to say to an author is this:  So, are you writing full-time now? This question is most often posed by people I’ve just met. I am usually at a reception or some kind of  work event where I’ve indicated … Continue reading

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Proofreading

A good proofreader is worth their weight in, well, books. I was contacted on Friday by Penguin  Canada (my publisher) with a list of questions the proofreader had about my second book, The Poisoned Pawn. And sure enough,  along with … Continue reading

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Fan Mail!

One of the wonderful things about being an author is that you get fan mail! Sometimes it’s from complete strangers; sometimes it’s from people you’ve lost touch with, and sometimes it’s from old friends, but whatever the source, it’s always … Continue reading

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Penguin wins Libris Award for Best Publisher!

And this just in: Penguin Canada has been named Publisher of the Year by the Canadian Booksellers Association! Congrats to all the wonderful Penguins for this well-deserved honour!

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Big Changes at Chapters/Indigo

It appears that Chapters (Indigo in Canada) is repositioning itself as a “lifestyle store”  for booklovers.” Along with the various changes being implemented are a couple that will hammer authors like me hard: There will be a greatly shortened shelf-life for books. … Continue reading

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