Category Archives: Jack Dermody

Does social media really help sell our books?

Does social media really help sell our books? by Jack Dermody Nobody has been more doubtful than I about advertising and selling through social media. Making a big scene around all the noise on Facebook, Twitter, etc. seems a gargantuan … Continue reading

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Santa, Please Give Me Less Digital Stuff for Christmas!

Santa, Please Give Me Less Digital Stuff for Christmas! by Jack Dermody Once upon a time, like in the eighties, we all went gaga over computers. I couldn’t get over how easy it was to be a writer. No more … Continue reading

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The Bookstore Dream

The Bookstore Dream by Jack Dermody What could be more pleasurable for new writers than to walk around a bookstore and fantasize about their own books one day landing on the prime real estate of the choicest shelves there? On … Continue reading

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What Is It That Makes Us Want to Write?

What Is It That Makes Us Want to Write? by Jack Dermody When we write, do we really expect folks will thrill to read us? To pay money to read us? If so, we might belong to the same tribe … Continue reading

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An Extraordinarily Beautiful Memoir

An Extraordinarily Beautiful Memoir by Jack Dermody At a Phoenix Publishing & Book Promotion Meetup, it was enough for me to just glance quickly at Jan Krulick-Belin’s brand new memoir, Love Bill. The cover itself is a work of beauty. … Continue reading

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Memoir as Revisionist History?

Memoir as Revisionist History? by Jack Dermody In The Art of Memoir, author Mary Karr claims to give early drafts of her memoirs to the people she writes about and asks them for their critiques. Would you do that? Would … Continue reading

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