links for 2009-09-06

  • Brand new podcasts from local authors Ryan Quinn (Lift: Becoming a Positive Force in Any Situation) and Rick Britton (Jefferson: A Monticello Sampler). Easy listening options at
  • "There are about five questions you can ask yourself about stories, and they're not foolproof, but they're useful…."

    Useful for getting your story unstuck, that is. Via There Are No Rules (

  • "In a departure from traditional publishing, we bring authors and publishing professionals together online to collaboratively identify, evaluate, and develop our titles.

    • You and your team select, edit, design, and promote the book.

    • We print, distribute, and market it in our seasonal list of titles.

    • And everyone–the author, the team, and Hol–gets paid a percentage of the book's sales, for as long as it sells."

    I like the idea of everyone on the publishing team being personally invested in the success of the book. A Hol Art Books author is coming to New Dominion this month — Amy Whitaker.

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