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On This Date In History
Show all from this expertOn This Date In History for March 1st, 2009
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Show all from this expertThe Whole Nine Yards
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Where did the phrase "The Whole Nine Yards" Originate? Is it from an old Skottish Tale with a bit of a shady ending? Or a football term doomed from the start?
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Show all from this expertEPISODE62 - New Printings vs. New Editions
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They're both good news for you as a published author - new printings and new editions. Episode 62 of Ask Lev explains exactly what they mean - the benefits and (in the case of new editions) the responsibilities new printings and new editions of your books may bestow upon you ...
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Show all from this expertDevils Advocate
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We've all taken the position of Devils Advocate from time to time, arguing for or against something just to evaluate the logic behind the other side. So where did this phrase come from? You might be surprised!
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On This Date In History
Show all from this expertOn This Date In History for February 28th, 2009
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On This Date In History for February 28th, 2009
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Show all from this expertI Have an Idea: Short Story or Novel?
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Most people think that ideas have inherent lengths when you put them on a screen or page ... some are short story length, others are novel length. I say that most ideas can suit either length, and it is up to the writer to decide which length the writer prefers to pursue.
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Show all from this expertHow Can Google Docs Help You As a Writer?
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Google Docs lets you access your writing from any computer, allows co-writers and editors to read or work on your writing, can be quickly accessed when you're on the Web ... and it's free!
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On This Date In History
Show all from this expertOn This Date In History for February 19th, 2009
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On This Date In History for February 19th, 2009
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Show all from this expertHow Does a Candidate Win a Presidential Debate?
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History shows that what they say is not as important as how they say it - and what they look like when saying it...
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Show all from this expertHow Does It Feel to Have a Book Published, Part 1
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16 days and counting to the publication of New New Media by Penguin Academics - I'll take you step by step through the publication and after of my latest book...
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Show all from this expertHow Does It Feel To Have a Book Published, Part 3
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the importance of radio interviews to authors
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On This Date In History
Show all from this expertOn This Date In History for February 27th, 2009
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On This Date In History for February 27th, 2009
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Show all from this expertCan You Publish the Same Story More than Once?
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The ins and outs, the do's and don'ts, of reprints, for short stories and articles ... protecting your rights so you can get them ... payment for reprints ... difference between reprints and multiple submissions ...
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On This Date In History
Show all from this expertOn This Date In History for February 11th, 2009
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On This Date In History for February 11th, 2009
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Show all from this expertHow Can Twitter Help You As an Author?
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a brief primer on the ways that Twitter can help authors at all stages of their careers
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Show all from this expertEPISODE59 - Agent or Lawyer?
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You have an editor interested in publishing your work - are you best represented in contract negotiations by a lawyer or an agent? Episode 59 of Ask Lev explores the pros and cons of each.
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Show all from this expertWhat are advances to authors?
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Everything you need to know about publisher advances to authors - in a six-minute primer, that takes you through the advance process, step by step. What are advances? How big should they be for your first novel? Do they need to be repaid? Are there any downsides to getting big advances, or any advance payment against your author's royalty? Paul Levinson is author 5 novels and 8 nonfiction books. His latest novel is The Plot to Save Socrates - details at http://theplottosavesocrates.com - which Entertaintment Weekly said was "challenging fun"...
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Show all from this expertHow Does It Feel To Have a Book Published, Part 4
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My New New Media was just officially published two days ago - what does that mean? And I discuss a new video trailer for the book.
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Show all from this expertBreak a Leg
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Have you ever been ushered out on stage to give a presentation or appear in a show and the words of encouragement you recieve are Break A Leg? Funny way to wish someone luck huh?
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Show all from this expertHow Does It Feel to Have a Book Published, Part 2
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August 25, 2009: 10 days till the publication of New New Media on September 4, and I woke up this morning to find New New Media mentioned in an article in the New York Times. How did my name and the name of my book come to be mentioned in the "newspaper of record"? How can you get your new book mentioned in your local paper?
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