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What's the Secret to Selling Your Book?

The 15 authors in the inaugural Grub Street Launch Lab stumbled upon one answer to this question two Saturdays ago.

Our guest, author and content czar C.C. Chapman, had just wrapped up his talk. And then he asked: "Why should I buy your book? Imagine it's just you and me, chatting, and you have to convince me."

December 10, 2012 | Ilan Mochari

Events Get To Know Your Grubbies The Writing Life

Meet the Inaugural Launch Lab

Your family and friends are trying to be supportive.

But sometimes they ask questions -- "When's the book tour?" -- that just leave you shaking your head.

And all you can do is smile and explain (for the 47th time) that things don't quite work that way in 2012.


The book tour question always got me down.

Until last Friday.

October 15, 2012 | Ilan Mochari

Get To Know Your Grubbies The Writing Life

3 Steps to Stronger Proofreading

Want to be a better proofreader? Go outside and play Ultimate for a few hours.

April 17, 2012 | Ilan Mochari

Craft Advice Different ways to learn to be a better writer

4 Tips for Crushing the Coffee Shop

A mocha latte from Thinking Cup (165 Tremont Street). 

March 29, 2012 | Ilan Mochari

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