Posts by zoequinton

Living that Freelance Life

Achieving work-life balance is always a tricky proposition, especially for those of us who are our own bosses. Without a clock to punch or an office to leave, the temptation is always present to either not work at all — or to never stop working. As I have expanded my consulting business this year, I’ve found myself…

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After the Fall

I’ve long been a lover of post-apocalyptic fiction. As a lifelong introvert, I think there must be something about the concept of a world without people that appeals deeply to me. Or perhaps it’s the speculative thought exercise that follows from the starting point of “what if we all died in this particular way?” Either way,…

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Adaptation

Along with what seemed like everyone I know on Facebook, this weekend I watched the first episode of the seventh and final season of Game of Thrones. I haven’t read the books, nor have I kept up with the show beyond the second season, but I watched it anyway. (While also working, of course, because multitasking.)…

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Edgars Week

As I’ve done at the end of many an April, this week I made the pilgrimage to the Mecca of publishing to attend the Edgar Awards. As usual, I came away with results that were different than what I’d set out to achieve, but I’m happy with them nonetheless. We had a five hour delay coming out…

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Author Marketing Collectives?

This piece by Mike Shatzin caught my attention this week. As we know, the burden for book marketing has fallen increasingly on the back of the authors, with the publishing houses too overwhelmed, understaffed, and/or underfunded to give each book the attention it’s due. But as Shatzkin points out, there is a fundamental lack of…

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