News Flash, June 14

We’re looking for the new class of Debs! First-time authors whose books are debuting in 2010, we want you! Whether you’re looking to expand your current web presence or just to create a strong presence before your launch, being a Deb is a wonderful way to build on your marketing campaign. Click here to apply. Want to hear Deb Kristina on the (Internet) radio and talk to her live? She’ll…

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Oprah? Why Haven’t You Called? by Deb Eileen

Last weekend I spoke at a writing conference. The last event was a panel with all of the speakers and attendees could ask questions. Some asked me: “As a new writer (the other two authors on the panel were swanky NY Times Bestseller types) what about the publishing experience is different from what you expected?” I answered: “I thought it would be a bigger deal.” Everyone laughed. I wasn’t trying…

Friday, May 9, 2008

Spring Gets In My Eyes by Deb Danielle Younge-Ullman

I love spring as much as anyone. Okay, maybe not quite as much as anyone. Which isn’t to say I don’t love it or that I’m not happy to have winter over with. I do and I am. I’m taking long walks with my dog and smiling more and even rhapsodizing about flowers now and then. But you know from my title where this is going, don’t you? I have…

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Springtime in New York by Deb Lisa Daily

I am in New York city, and it is a balmy 55 degrees. Now, I come from Florida, so I’m used to 85 degree weather at this time of year, but it feels like spring has started to seep into my brain. Why? My faithful assistant Ashley and I have hatched a scheme: We’re planning on kidnapping Deb Eileen at 5 am tomorrow morning, dressing her up in a strapless…

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Welcome Vicki Glembocki author of THE SECOND NINE MONTHS by Deb Gail

I read Vicki Glembocki’s THE SECOND NINE MONTHS in proposal form and LOVED its edge and honesty and attitude and humor and I wished there’d been a book like that when I had my first baby. And now I plan to buy it for all the new mothers I know, including my new neighbor who recently gave birth to twins and hasn’t left the house all winter and I hear…

Monday, February 25, 2008

Publishing, Schmublishing by Deb Lisa

Here’s what I thought: I thought that on the magical day of my book launch, Oprah would call, and I’d be instantly catapulted to fame, riches and the top of the New York Times best seller list. B-List parties. John Grisham on speed dial. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one. Ask almost any author about their first publishing experience and they’ll laugh and snort and tell you that getting published…

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

It’s a Writer’s Life For Me by Deb Mia

You already know that I’ve always wanted to be a writer — a published writer, to be specific. And now that I am, I have to say that it’s kind of nice. Except for the writing part. I’m kidding, of course. The writing part for me is actually the best part, especially now that I’ve had a few months to realize how futile my promotional and marketing efforts really are….

Thursday, May 24, 2007

A Girl Needs a Good Tagline by Deb Tish

Marketing guru M.J. Rose is adamant about one thing–every book needs a good tagline. Patry Francis, author of Liar’s Diary, and I took M.J.’s Buzz Your Book class last spring and rattled our brains to come up with taglines that spoke of not only the style of our books, but also our respective audiences. The tagline I came up with for Town House is… an eccentric metropolitan tale for the anxious…

Tuesday, April 3, 2007