Monthly Archives: August 2012

Penquin Acquires Self Publisher, Author Solutions, Inc.

This article comes from Paid Content. To read the complete article, please visit http://paidcontent.org/2012/07/19/penguin-buys-self-publishing-service-author-solutions-for-116m/ Book publisher Penguin is embracing self-publishing with its acquisition of Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI). This morning, Penguin parent company Pearson announced that it has purchased the company from Bertram … Continue reading

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Do You Speak Jane Austen? Part 3

The last third of the alphabet was a bit of a challenge. The letters “x” and “z” were less than cooperative. I searched Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Mansfield Parkfor the letters, but was, generally, unsuccessful. “X” was impossible to … Continue reading

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Do You Speak Jane Austen? Part 2

Do You Speak Jane Austen? Part 2 A laugh, a fist pounding on a desk top, a raised eyebrow – these are all signals to punctuation of the spoken word, but what of the written word? We start with the … Continue reading

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Do You Speak Jane Austen? Part 1

  Welcome to the Austenesque Reviews Touring Thursday visitors. My name is Regina Jeffers, and I write Jane Austen sequels and adaptations, as well as Regency romance. My newest book, Christmas at Pemberley is scheduled for release in late October, and I … Continue reading

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The Etiquette of “Visiting” and How Jane Austen Used It as a Plot Device

In the 1800s, morning calls or visiting upon a household developed a certain protocol, and those who broke protocol were often shunned. First a calling card was presented to the household’s servant. It was common for those who came to … Continue reading

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Excerpt from “Darcy’s Passions” – Darcy Calls on the Gardiners after Locating Lydia & Wickham

At Austen Authors (http://austenauthors.net), we are celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the events of Pride and Prejudice. In this excerpt, Darcy calls on the Gardiners to tell them he has located the wayward Lydia Bennet and the nefarious Mr. Wickham. Friday brought … Continue reading

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How to Sell Your Memoir to a Literary Agent…

I am off to a writing conference where (from past experience) many in attendance will be hoping to find a literary agent for their “memoirs.” Although memoir writing is a common format, not everyone knows how to market his/her story. … Continue reading

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