Stereotypes, Sequins, and Starvation by Deb Lisa Daily

Stereotype: The rich and famous author. Most people outside of publishing believe all authors to be rich and famous. Most published authors are, ahem, not. In fact, most books don’t even earn out their advance. In 2004, Nielsen Bookscan tracked the sales of 1.2 million books in the United States. Here are the statistics: –Of those 1.2 million, 950,000 sold fewer than 99 copies. (79%) –Another 200,000 sold fewer than…

Wednesday, January 23, 2008
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Pet Peaves by Deb Lisa Daily

Don’t you just hate it when someone tells you they’re going to do something, and then they just blow it off? Like for instance, a certain Debutante (whose initials happen to be LD) who is supposed to post every Wednesday morning by like, 6 am EST, but was so wrapped up in her own life last night that she forgot? Don’t you just hate that? Here are my other pet…

Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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It Could Happen To You by Deb Lisa Daily

I have not one, but two, of the strangest publishing tales in history. It never happens like this. But it happened to me. Twice. Which means, it could happen to you. Here are my sale stories: As many of you know, Fifteen Minutes of Shame is my debut novel, but I also wrote a non-fiction dating advice book entitled Stop Getting Dumped! Bizarre Publishing Experience #1 My husband and I…

Wednesday, January 9, 2008
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News Flash! December 23, 2007

Deb News:Deb Eileen was profiled in the First Impressions column of the latest issue of Writer’s Digest. Be sure to check it out. Deb Lisa just made a sale! Lisa’s yet-untitled dating advice book for the over-40 crowd will be published by Sourcebooks in January 2009. What the Debs are reading: Deb Eileen is reading Suite Francaise by Nemirosky Deb Lisa is reading MERCY by Lara Santoro Deb Danielle is…

Sunday, December 23, 2007
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Being bad. So bad. By Deb Lisa

I have been bad for weeks. Not convenience store hot dog robbery bad. Not sneaking off to the Motel 6 with the lawn guy bad. But I have been bad. At least, bad for me. My first book, Stop Getting Dumped! was “crashed”, which means the publisher had it in book stores as fast as they could print it. So fast, in fact, that the book was on shelves a…

Wednesday, October 17, 2007
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The Sweetest Gig by Deb Lisa

This week’s theme is candy, but since I spent last week’s post waxing rhapsodic about twinkies and chocolate and cheetos, I thought I might branch out a bit. Last night, I was stuffing invitations for our school gala, sitting around the dining room table at a neighbor’s home with half a dozen women, the usual corps of volunteers. A few were friends, a few others I met there. My job…

Wednesday, October 10, 2007
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The Joy of Publishing by Deb Kristy

It’s hard. We all know that by now. So I’m gonna tell you about some of the fun stuff. If you are an aspiring writer, or even a published writer, and you have not been to any writing conferences or reading fests you are missing out on one of the best ways to recharge your batteries and recall that you’re an actual member of the human race.

Saturday, October 14, 2006
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Publishing is Not for Sissies by Deb Eileen

Things I’ve learned about the publishing industry thus far: • Publishing is not for sissies – If you want to publish, you actually have to send things in, even though this means risking rejection • There will be rejection, count on it – If you ask five people their opinion, you will get five different opinions

Friday, October 13, 2006
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How I Got Published, a Bedtime Story by Deb Mia

A true story, the “take-a-seat, this-may-take-awhile” bedtime story that I tell my six year-old daughter to explain how I ended up as a Debutante Author of a book that will be published in less than – holy smokes – four months: Once upon a time, there was a little girl who wanted to write. Her name was Mia King. She absconded her parents’ manual typewriter when she was in the…

Thursday, October 12, 2006
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