Archive for the 'Industry News' Category


Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Feel like giving up?
Stop and read this story of persistence first. Author Dick Wimmer,who died recently, submitted one book for 25 years before getting published.
Read it then get back to work.

Maybe if she’d killed someone

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Judy Mays is an author of erotic romance novels. Judy Buranich is an English school teacher. These two women are also the same person and that’s a problem for some parents in Pennsylvania.
I’d wanted to write about the Judy Mays incident when I first heard about it, but after watching the news report I […]

Remembering Beverly

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

In case you haven’t heard, author Beverly Barton died suddenly last Thursday (4/21/11) of heart failure.
I’ll always remember her as the woman in white.
I was in Washington DC and it was the first time I’d attended the Book Expo of America, the largest book trade fair in the United States that held every year. Rows […]

Traditionalist versus Traitor?

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

By now you’ve likely heard the news that novelist Connie Brockway is going the indie route for her next novel and perhaps her next two full length historical romance novels. The fact that she’s “going rogue”, as she likes to refer to it, didn’t catch my interest as much as this comment made by Cheryl:

“So […]

No need to fear

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Amanda Hocking is going to be okay (silly of me to doubt it). In her recent blog post: she explains why she took a traditional deal and it makes perfect sense. She’s clearly a savvy businesswoman and I say Bravo!
Dean Wesley Smith agrees.
It’s wonderful that another author is showing that you can balance going it […]

Authors Gone Wild

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

You know I had to come back. Especially when such great industry news is swirling. First bestselling author Barry Eisler turns down a $500,000 advance to self publish. (It’s long post so take your time)
Then self publishing phemon Amanda Hocking is looking for a NY publisher (and there are talks of a million […]

Publisher’s Weekly Sunday Matinee

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

If you like book videos, check out Barbara Vey’s Beyond Her Book blog on Sundays where she lists videos for your viewing pleasure. I feel privileged that my BLACK STOCKINGS SOCIETY video made the list for April 12th .

Out and About in the Blogsphere

Monday, March 16th, 2009

I’m back. I took a week off (from blogging at least). I was swamped with work and needed to take a break. I’m happy to report that I sent in the page proofs for my July release Round the Clock, the fourth and last book in my Black Stockings Society, series and I won’t see […]

Contest from Ravenous Romance

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Ravenous Romance is a new erotic romance e-publisher launching on December 1st. You can find out more about them here.
They have a pre-launch contest and here are the guidelines:
Ravenous Romance TwittErotica Contest
Are u the Twitter Master? Can u get ur message out in 140 characters or less? If so, then prove it. We challenge u […]

Get in the know! 2

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

I love Wednesdays. Not only because it’s the middle of the week, but at the Novelists Inc blog you get a chance to see what industry experts have to say. Today find out what an editorial assistant at Kensington does.
Then stop on by Riding with the Top Down to find out A Day in the […]

buy at barnes&
buy at

buy at barnes&
buy at

buy at barnes&
buy at

Dara's Newsletter

Sign up for Dara’s monthly newsletter to find out about contests, upcoming releases and more.

* Email

* Confirm Email

I prefer to receive emails in Text format


A Newbie's Guide to Publishing
Argh Ink
Dean Wesley Smith
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Novelists Inc. blog
Romancing the Blog
Southern Fried Chicas
Writer Beware Blog

Recent Posts

July 2019
« Jul    

Entries (RSS)
Comments (RSS)
For Readers: Bookshelf | Ebooks | Upcoming | FAQs | Fun Stuff | Contest | Newsletter
For Writers: Bookshelf | FAQs | Articles | Links | Fun Stuff
For All: Home | Blog | News | Contact | Meet Dara | For Media | Site/copyright | Bookstore