Digital vs. Print: The Book Battle Rages On

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KATHY MIZERA | BOOKSHOP BLOG | DECEMBER 2014

As the holiday shopping season swings into full force, it’s interesting to watch people buying books. Many a wish list has everything from the latest by Stephen King to an Amazon Gift Card (an actual card or via email) to a new e-reader device. Yet the battle for which is more popular is truly running neck and neck.

No matter who you ask, the answer is always different, and usually very passionate. Christine Donovan, from Deerfield Beach, FL, says, “I love my Kindle! I can have anything I want at my fingertips! The store is always open, no matter what my mood.” Essentially, she’s right. The internet is always open, and you can go to any site that sells digital books, pick what you want, pay and within seconds it’s downloaded onto whatever device you use.

Yet others will say, “But I love the feel/look/smell of a book in my hands, on the shelf and in a book store.” >>READ MORE

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Women mystery writers break out of the shadows

ALAN RINZLER | THE BOOK DEAL | DECEMBER 2014

THE TIRED OLD STEREOTYPE of a mystery writer as some hard-boiled noir guy with a cigarette in one hand and a tumbler full of whiskey in the other is obsolete. Over. Done.

mystery-writer-career_1Make way for Sisters in Crime, a nationwide organization of women mystery writers who are achieving commercial and literary success. Ever since Sara Paretsky’s debut novel Indemnity Only in 1982, a steady flow of increasingly popular women mystery writers has emerged, including Patricia Cornwall with her Scarpetta series, Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhane Alphabet series, and many others. >>READ MORE

20 Ways to Become a More Productive Writer

DO NOT DISTRUB SIGNNINA AMIR | THE BOOK DESIGNER | DECEMBER 2014

If 81 percent of the U.S. population wants to write a book, why do only two percent accomplish that goal?

First, the majority of aspiring authors don’t have a strong enough desire to achieve this status, so they don’t take the necessary action to manifest their dream. Second, they lack the motivation, organization, tenacity, mindset, or energy to write their books. Thus, they are left feeling they can’t become authors.

If, to date, you have not written your book, you likely fall into one of these two categories. Since you read this blog, I’m going to assume you have a strong desire to write your book. That means you are willing to take some action toward your goal. >>READ MORE

Meet 2Leaf Press

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We are 2Leaf Press, an imprint of the Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars, Inc. (IAAS), a NY-based nonprofit organization that promotes multicultural literature and literacy.  Our motto, “2Leaf Press, a small press with big ideas,” touches just the tip of the iceberg.

2Leaf Press’ mission is to publish books of passion and purpose that also celebrate the authentic voices of multicultural writers, because we recognize the need for writers to breathe on their own without suffocating the premise of multicultural literature to death.  Oh, by the way, we consider all writers multicultural.

We have a great website at 2leafpress.org, which we encourage you to visit.  Here, we’re posting some of our recent entries, plus a little bit something extra.

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