Interview with Kathie Fong Yoneda

Reading Between The Lines: An Interview with Kathie Fong Yoneda By Christina Hamlett What is Hollywood looking for? Ms. Kathie Fong Yoneda has seen it all in 25+ years of story analysis and development at Paramount, MGM, Columbia, Walt Disney, 20th Century Fox, Filmways, Inc. and Universal Pictures. An accomplished speaker, author, and international teacher, she … Read more

Interview: Screenwriter Madeline DiMaggio

Follow Your Dream: An Interview with Madeline DiMaggio By Christina Hamlett (Excerpted from “ScreenTEENwriters”) Former actress and published author Ms. Madeline DiMaggio is a successful author and television screenwriter whose trademark wit and imagination have been stamped on such shows as Bob Newhart, Kojak, Three’s Company, as well as documentaries, soaps, animation and movies of … Read more

Promote Your Prose: Promotional Material For Your Books

By Mary Emma Allen “What promotional materials do you have to make your book stand out and help us sell it?” a bookstore events coordinator asked. There are a variety of materials you can use to let others know about your book and help make it noticeable in bookstores. With today’s computer printing programs, you … Read more

Interview: Susan Bays, Independent Publisher at Arbutus Press

By Gloriana  Susan Stites Bays publishes under the name of Susan Bays, and writes as Susan Stites.  She owns and operates Arbutus Press, a small independent company that publishes nonfiction subjects relating to Michigan and the Midwest only. Arbutus Press flourishes due to Susan’s skills, resourcefulness and drive.  Here, Susan shares some of her secrets—how she began, … Read more

Promoting Your Prose

By Mary Emma Allen Promoting Your Books At Writers’ Conferences When I mentioned to a colleague that I’d sold eight of my writers’ resource books and another on Alzheimer’s at a writers’ conference, she remarked that she didn’t know writers could do that. It all depends on the conference, but these are good places to … Read more

Interview: Miriam Goderich, Vice President Jane Dystel Literary Management

By Laura A. Hazan The song New York, New York goes something like this: “If I can make it there I’ll make it anywhere. It’s up to you, New York, New York.” That pretty much sums up the feelings of many writers, too. Breaking into the elusive New York publishing world equals success, and the … Read more