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Back in Print, Part III: Re-publishing your out-of-print book in digital format, a series

Continued from part II. THE FINAL UPLOAD Only a few more steps and my 2002 out-of-print travel narrative, Searching for Steinbeck’s Sea of Cortez, would be available to e-readers. I did not use the “Kindle Create” feature, now available at Amazon’s KDP, for example, so I can’t speak to its ability to ease the chore …

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Back in Print, Part II: Re-publishing your out-of-print book in digital format, a series

Continued from part I Assured, thanks to a simple phone call to my publisher, that the basic rights for my 2002 book, Searching for Steinbeck’s Sea of Cortez, had reverted to me, I had other things to consider, like interior design or any other artwork. Unlike the text, I discovered, those weren’t mine to use. …

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Andromeda Romano-Lax | Back in Print, Part I: Re-publishing your out-of-print book in digital format, a series

Part 1 of 3 My favorite book is the one I’m writing, or even better, the one I plan to write after that. There is nothing more artfully conceived and less commercially sullied than the book that has existed only in one’s mind. Given that I prefer to dwell on my future books, you might …

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Andromeda: The U-Bend of Happiness for Writers

This blogpost is an updated version of a post that originally ran in 2010. With time to kill at various airport newstands this week, my eye was drawn to the current Economist lead story about what they’ve tagged “the U-bend of happiness” — the fact, noticed by economists only since the 1990s, that happiness drops around middle age and …

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Andromeda/Alaska Writer on the Road: 4.9 Lessons from Isabel Allende

I’ve been living a life in Spanish for the last year, and that includes most of my reading. The last book I finished was Isabel Allende’s fascinating, well-structured, and ultimately heart-rending Paula, which wove the tragic story of her comatose adult daughter’s slow deterioration with Allende’s own life story in politically volatile Chile, as well …

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Those Who Can, Teach

I’ll admit that I never really nailed all of the grammar rules until I became a high school English teacher.  I firmly believe that the best way to learn something deeply is to teach it to someone else. Good teachers spend time considering their subject from all angles, pulling it apart, and putting it back …

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Andromeda: Reading between the lines of readers’ feedback: scene, summary, time, voice, and more

 Note: Andromeda will be teaching two online classes coming up soon:  SCENE, SUMMARY, AND TIME with Andromeda Romano-Lax October 12 to November 1 9+ hours over 3 Weeks Online. No scheduled meetings, asynchronous instruction FIRST PERSON COMPLICATED–THE DUAL-VOICED NARRATOR with Andromeda Romano-Lax November 2 to November 22 9+ hours over 3 Weeks Online. No scheduled meetings, asynchronous …

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