Author Archives: Melody Condon

Quality Control in an eWorld

The possible benefits of self-publishing an ebook make the “writer” part of me do a double-take and reconsider the whole idea of self-publishing. However, the idea makes the “reader” part of me—a much larger part—worry. Through the course of this … Continue reading

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Interview with an ex-educational publisher employee

I conducted an interview with an ex-publishing professional who worked for two years at an educational publishing company. Due to his nondisclosure agreement, I will refer to him using the pseudonym “Joe” or “J” and remove direct references to the … Continue reading

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Ghosts: Frightening

Today, when writer-ghostwriter Laura Young came to speak to the class, I was not expecting my perception of the world to be altered forever. Well…that might be an exaggeration. But I was pretty shocked at the concept of ghostwriters for … Continue reading

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“Mc”Copyright Infringement

I found the story in the New York Times article “‘McSleep’ Loses to Big Mc” to be both comical and fascinating. It’s comical in that “McSleep Inns” sounds silly, mostly because the name does indeed call to mind McDonald’s and … Continue reading

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