Postcard from Paris

All book-lovers should put Shakespeare and Co on their itinerary during their next visit to Paris, France.

Literary luminaries such as Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, and Ezra Pound made it their hangout during the Mythic Twenties.

Steeped in culture, atmosphere, and myth, Shakespeare and Co, is one bookstore you don’t want to miss.

Has anyone visited this Parisian landmark?

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Welcome to the Madhouse: Creating a Platform

Indie self-publishers have to wear lots of different hats. Sometimes, I think writing the book was the easy part. Because once you have that rough gem of wild-imagination-unchained and scintillating prose polished to a shine, you have to figure out how to market your brand-spanking-new baby.

And that’s where you learn a whole new vocabulary like: social media marketing, search-engine optimization, target market analysis, key words, hash tags, and search-engine algorithms and rankings, to name just a few. ...Read More

In the beginning there was the Word

Eighteen months ago, I awoke one beautiful, late-summer morning at my home, Eden Palace, in Cap d’Ail. I opened the shutters, and stepped out onto my terrace that overlooks Plage de la Mala, the most idyllic cove in all the south of France.

The sun was shining, the water was crystal clear, a soft breeze ruffled through the jasmine, and the rose’ wine was already chilling on ice at La Reserve de La Mala, my summer office and home-away-from-home, down at the beach. ...Read More

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