Author Archives: saragracer

Congrats to H James Dallas

Happy client news: H James Dallas’ book has had some noteworthy recognition. An Inc writer included it in a 2016 Top 10 list, and it was a Silver Medalist for the 2016 Georgia Author of the Year Award in the Inspirational/Secular Category. I think it’s already in its second or third printing. James and I [...]

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Project Spotlight: The CMO’s Social Media Handbook

Hi folks! My client Peter Friedman’s The CMO’s Social Media Handbook went on sale last fall. Peter is the founder and CEO of LiveWorld, a social content marketing company that works with global brands. His book is a crash course for executives facing the huge-but-not-insurmountable challenges of taking global companies social. Peter is unique in [...]

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Never Eat Alone Revised Edition Published

Working with Tahl and Keith on this update was one of my favorite projects last year, and now it’s out in the world! I’m really proud of the work. Never Eat Alone has always been a great book, and now it has a lot more to say about social media than “try Plaxo.” (Plaxo was [...]

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SXSW 2014 Ends with a Very Late Night

I had a great time, met great people, and learned a ton at this year’s SXSW in Austin. I’m glad I didn’t go to bed early as planned Sunday night, my last at the conference, and instead went the distance – a tour that ended at my old college haunt, the Magnolia Cafe. This year [...]

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Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling

My client Becky Blalock, the author of DARE, is blogging at WSJ.com now, in the run-up to her October launch! Check out her post, Five Ways to Break Through the Glass Ceiling.          

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Medium

I’ve been having a ball publishing on Medium, the beautiful new platform/environment for long-form writing and literary nonfiction. Well, let me let founder Ev Williams describe it in his own words: Medium is a new place on the Internet where people share ideas and stories that are longer than 140 characters and not just for [...]

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Why Write Your Life?

Great article about curating your life in the NY Times, very relevant to my “other” business, Grace Memoirs. A short excerpt: Dan Schuette, a 70-year-old retiree who lives in Sun Prairie, Wis., said he was surprised and inspired while writing 15 autobiographical stories he published in a book for his family. “I realized that I’ve [...]

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Lean in, Ya’ll

All that’s left to do now on the women’s leadership book I’ve been editing is cleanup. No more heavy lifting, and we’re going to hit tomorrow’s deadline for the publisher. (And then I’ll have one more round of notes…) I like to think of the book as Lean In for the South, although of course [...]

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Panels I Attended at SXSW

It’s my last day here at SXSW! Here’s a quick report on what I saw panel-wise and what I thought. Caveat: I’m so tired that I’m not going to even proofread it. Democratization of Publishing: Survive and Thrive SXSW Program Description: The publishing industry is evolving as authors, indie app and game creators and musicians [...]

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Crossover Book Deals – Indie to Mainstream

This immediately caught my eye in my feed, from the blog of indie sci-fi and mystery novelist Dean Wesley Smith. Like Smith I’ve been suggesting this approach will become more and more common: This morning Publishers Marketplace gave out their information about six figure deals in publishing that were reported to them. Combining nonfiction, children’s, [...]

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