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I could hear music playing in the background of works by certain authors, like Poe and Shakespeare. And I discovered Nikki Giovanni when I was in eighth grade. Her writing has a musical energy with pulse and rhythm, almost like jazz or hip-hop.
My favourite authors are Milan Kundera and Jeanette Winterson.
We see a new generation of Russian authors who are not divided from their Western contemporaries either culturally or philosophically.
I wonder what book signings will be like when most of the books we read are electronic. Will authors sign something else? A flyer, perhaps? A special kind of card devised for the purpose?
As publishers focus on blockbusters, they steadily lose interest in little-known authors from other countries.
The difficulty that many foreign authors face in having their works translated into English has effects far beyond the United States.
I have no problem selling ebooks for authors directly as an agent, but partnering with them is another matter.
No agent/publisher is in a position to create across a spectrum of media and distribution what major publishers can accomplish for authors.
Out of all artists, authors are the least trained for the spotlight. Wanting attention isn't a requisite part of the package.
All great authors are seers.
George Henry Lewes
'The New Yorker's fiction podcast I like a lot, where they have authors pick short stories by other authors that appeared in 'The New Yorker.'
In my view, the ebook world for both established and new authors is a terrific new and exciting format. It is a format that will bring forth many new writers to publishing.
We all need each other in publishing to make publishing work for authors in a variety of formats now and in the future. Anyone who thinks publishers don't bring anything to the table has a very narrow view and lack of knowledge about the industry as a whole.
It can happen that a book, unlike its authors, grows younger as the years pass.
It is easy to club people together, but there are bound to be influences of authors you've read. I grew up reading fast paced authors such as Sidney Sheldon and Jeffrey Archer, but to say I'm one of them isn't true; my style is intrinsically my own.
I read a lot when I'm away. I love courtroom dramas and I'm always looking for new authors.
While growing up, I always had to depend on foreign authors for page-turners. I think of myself as a commercial writer, and my job is simple to entertain you.
The world is crawling with authors touring now. They're like performance artists.
Poetry, fiction as novels or short stories - these are autonomous as created by their authors. They should stand on their own, like pieces of furniture that should be judged as to their usefulness, elegance.
F. Sionil Jose
The talk shows in the States want celebrities, not authors. In France, it is different; writers are called upon to comment on everything. They have a very public role there.
Composers, like authors, have a lot in common. Our main goal is to connect with the listener emotionally.
My favourite authors include Trollope and Dickens.
Barnes & Noble is able to publish price-reduced non-copyrighted works not so much because it saves the 10 percent to 15 percent of revenue that would go to the gruel-eating authors, but because it saves the 50 percent that would go to the publishers.
Though by whim, envy, or resentment led, they damn those authors whom they never read.
When I was publishing my first books, the previous generation of authors was fading away, so I was welcomed because I was a new author.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
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