Publishers Talking About Authors

Every now and then, it is a good thing to express one's true feelings about things. That's true in publishing as well. Publishers tell all about what makes a good or a bad author . . .

At a NM Book Co-op lunch several months ago, Geoff Habiger of Artemesia Publishing suggested the topic of publishers talking about authors. Well, it must have struck a cord because the attendance was very high for last week's meeting and so was the interest. We had a number of thoughts from people like John Byram – Director of UNM Press and other local publishers.

Here is the down and dirty:

Good things about authors_

    The bad stuff about authors from a publisher viewpoint-
      This one wasn’t talked about but it is a problem with authors, saying, is my book out yet? There are things that a publisher can’t control like the Library of Congress, printers, and shippers. There are things that are not right like the time of year. There are manuscripts ahead of yours and you cannot bump them. And have you slowed down the process constantly making changes or getting permissions?

      Are you guilty of the good or bad things? Being fair, the May 26, lunch meeting of the NM Book Co-op will feature authors talking about publishers – good and bad. Be there at the Golden Corral on San Mateo near Cliff’s.

      Barbe Awalt

      Today's Rant: Random Thoughts!
      I personally think it's very brave of Trump and the House Republicans to save massive amounts of money that otherwise would be wasted on the heath problems of the poor and those with pre-existing conditions, and divert it into a billion-dollar bonus for the super-rich. They might have thought, "Wait, there are more poor people than there are rich people," but then they remembered mathematica republica, which is based on one simple equation: 1 rich person=32,500 poor people with a few left over, but who cares about them?
      Bernie's tweet nailed it: "Donald Trump and Republicans just celebrated voting to let thousands of Americans die so that billionaires get tax breaks. Think about that."
      If this thing gets past the Senate, I sure hope it doesn't affect any Trump voters. I think this one will be okay.

      I wonder if all those congress members who voted to take away healthcare in this country realized that “stupid” is a pre-existing condition?


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