Posts tagged "writing"
"Two Hats at Once: A Book Publicist Turns Writer (and Markets Her Own Book Too)," by Caitlin Hamilton Summie.

“Two Hats at Once: A Book Publicist Turns Writer (and Markets Her Own Book Too),” by Caitlin Hamilton Summie.

“I have always believed in marketing a book for its full life, not for a season or a set time period. The one thing I have learned about marketing is that it can be endless.”  Caitlin designed her own ads for email blasts such as this one. Sometimes an author is her own best publicist — and sometimes...
What writers will do to keep paper and pen together ...

What writers will do to keep paper and pen together …

This month, we celebrate the publication of  From Pantyhose to Spandex: Writers on the Job Redux.  The book is a veritable cornucopia of odd true tales about zany jobs that writers do to keep the ink flowing. And it happens to feature some of Broad Street‘s authors.  The editors, Thomas E. Kennedy (“Prix Fixe,” from our...
Truth Teller Spotlight: Caitlin Hamilton Summie.

Truth Teller Spotlight: Caitlin Hamilton Summie.

“We know that small press publicity is trench warfare …” After decades in publishing, where she carved out a niche as one of the industry’s top publicists and marketing strategists, Caitlin Hamilton Summie has just brought out her own first story collection, To Lay to Rest Our Ghosts, with Fomite Press. The book represents twenty-five years’ worth of story writing,...
Truth Teller Spotlight:  Kat Meads.

Truth Teller Spotlight: Kat Meads.

“I remain a fan of the type of nonfiction that casts the author as filter rather than subject. Research, substantiated facts, made memorable to the reader because of how the material is assembled, the mode of telling… “ Multifaceted author Kat Meads is on a roll.  She just published her seventeenth book and sixth novel, In This Season...
Truth Teller Spotlight:  Patricia Smith

Truth Teller Spotlight: Patricia Smith

“I learned the hard way that all details aren’t equal, that the important details are ones that also help to convey a judgment or mood or reveal character….” We love it when good things happen for our contributors.  And this month we celebrate Patricia Smith, author of “Holy War: Ramadan and race riots in a Senegalese marketplace,”...