Daily Archives: July 21, 2014


Kirkus Review Hokus-Pokus and Writer’s Digest Ending Relationship with Abbott Press

Several times in Newsletters during the past several years I’ve commented on my opinion of Kirkus Reviews and what I perceive as their lack of value.  My contention is that the integrity of these reviews is suspect since the service is vended to authors for $400 by the Kirkus organization.  […]


A Book’s Becoming a Movie Is a Difficult Proposition for Even Million-Seller Writers

An author switching literary agencies might not seem like something remotely worth mentioning to a writer trying to break into the industry by landing a bona fide agent and an equally reputable publisher, but I found it rather remarkable that Nelson DeMille switched agents.  Nicholas Ellison had handled Mr. DeMille’s […]