Cheryl Angst, Writer

Writer of strange tales – because no one ever accused me of being normal.

iClue and Hocking Buzz April 4, 2011

Filed under: Writing — Cheryl Angst @ 6:56 pm
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The awesome contest involving signed copies of some pretty amazing YA books (and the possible prize of an iPod touch) began today. Beth Revis’s story begins the series of mysteries, and starting tomorrow she will supply additional clues to help you find the solution.

Check it out and support some fantastic YA authors!

Amanda Hocking is making publishing waves every time she turns around. First, she took the self-publishing world by storm with her incredible multi-millions in sales in a little over a year. Then, she rocked both the self-pubs and traditionals when she announced a $2M four book deal with St. Martins.

Speculation is running rampant on the blogosphere and twitterverse about the deal and what it means for Ms. Hocking. Taking a slightly different perspective, Alan Rinzler posted words of advice for her (from some well-known authors and agents) on his blog. These snippets are worth the read as they add another flavour to what promise to be several interesting years in publishing.

I have to admit, I am very curious to see how both the contest and Amanda’s writing career pan out. What about you? What are your thoughts?

C.

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One Response to “iClue and Hocking Buzz”

  1. Elisa Michelle Says:

    Hocking has been center stage in the news these days. I feel really bad for the amount of scrutiny she’s getting both for the quality of her stories and for her decision-making.

    I’m curious to see where her career goes, too.


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