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Some books change the world in small ways. Some books change them in big ones. This week, I’m celebrating the launch of a book I think may just do the latter—How to Train a Happy Mind: A Skeptic’s Path to Enlightenment by my client Scott Snibbe. In addition to being a writer, Scott is a longtime student of Tibetan Buddhism … Read More

Aimee’s pub week: From big ideas to a big debut

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a poster saying congratulations Aimee Hoban on your book "The Third Way"

I love all of my clients’ projects (if I didn’t, I wouldn’t take them on) but some are particularly dear to my heart–like Aimee Hoban’s The Third Way, published last week by SheWrites Press. Aimee had a brilliant idea for a novel, a story about what it would take for Americans to resist the power of corporations. It’s the kind of … Read More

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In November, I shared a bit about the truths of launching a book during a pandemic—specifically, the anticlimactic nature of doing book events via Zoom rather than in person. Since that time, I’ve experienced other sides of this as well: The obsessive checking of online reviews, in the absence of in-person feedback from readers. The obsessive crafting of posts to … Read More