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  1. How to Sell Your Catholic Novel

    June 10, 2014 11:02 am 1 Comment

    My doting husband and I took the train to London this weekend to promote Ceremony of Innocence and support another Ignatius Press novelist and a Catholic book shop in the process. Our expenses, which came out of our savings, were approximately £678, which is to say, the British equivalent of $1,137.27.

    Dorothy flogs book

    To put this into  perspective, London is an expensive city, and we neither ate at McDonald’s nor confined our sightseeing to churches. So you may subtract £200, or $335.45,  to get a  reasonable picture of what it costs to go by train to London from Edinburgh and stay in a budget hotel for a weekend.

    London, of course, is a city of endless cultural delights and, in our case, dear friends. We visited museums and churches, attended Mass and feasted with pals. But, naturally, we hoped to sell a lot of books, too.  This, as I more than once reminded my museum-crazed husband, was our reason for going.

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    Tags: novels publishing

  2. Dorothy Cummings McLean

    How to Get Published

    March 26, 2014 4:39 pm 4 Comments

    When I was a child, I was greatly inspired by Canadian author Gordon Korman who wrote his bestselling This Can’t Be Happening At Macdonald Hall when he was thirteen years old. I thought that I too would become an overnight child success, but I did not. Although I wrote story… Read more »

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  3. How To Write a Story

    March 19, 2014 11:40 am 2 Comments

    I am a writer. I write almost every day. Inspired by a strict Presbyterian friend, I have chosen not to write on Sundays. Although I make money through writing, I do not make very much. Apart from blogging, I make the least amount of money by writing fiction. In the… Read more »

    Tags: creative process creativity publishing writing

  4. Dan at Ignatius

    News & Links after Michaelmas

    September 30, 2013 8:00 am 7 Comments

    Okay, so the Feast of Sts. Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel, the archangels, was overridden by the regular Sunday observance this year. But it’s still a wonderful word, and, besides suggesting a baptized culture that takes its holidays from actual holy days, it can have a particularly literary feel for Americans…. Read more »

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  5. The New Catholic Literature Revival, Or Something Like It

    September 27, 2013 5:33 pm 11 Comments

    We tend to be readers here at Ignatius Press. You might imagine. But one of the reasons for starting the Ignatius Press Novels website was the experience of being frustrated readers. It’s easy to get the feeling, especially if you follow mainstream press coverage of book releases and best-seller lists,… Read more »

    Tags: Catholic literature Evelyn Waugh publishing thought for the week