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Andrew Shaffer’s Ultimate BEA Party Guide

BookExpo America (BEA) arrives New York City’s Jacob Javits Center in early June.

To prep for the conference, 50 Shames of Earl Grey author Andrew Shaffer (a.k.a. EvilWylie) has compiled the “Ultimate BEA Party Guide,” collecting all the parties planned for the week. You can email the author to add your party.

Follow this link to explore Shaffer’s comprehensive list. Which parties will you attend? Besides the parties, what BEA panels are you excited about?

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Andrew Shaffer Inks Book Deal for ‘Fifty Shames of Earl Grey’

Andrew Shaffer has sold his Fifty Shades of Grey parody, Fifty Shames of Earl Grey, to Da Capo.

Shaffer is the writer behind the Evil Wylie and Emperor Franzen Twitter accounts, and tweeted the news: “BREAKING: Hack writer sells 50 Shades of Grey parody.” Brandi Bowles from Foundry Literary + Media represented the author.

As E L James‘ erotica bestseller (which began as Twilight fan fiction) exploded in popularity, Shaffer began to field offers from publishers for his online parody. He described the process on his blog: “In addition to completing the first draft, I’ve also spent the past two weeks fending off publishers. At first it was easy to tell them to leave me alone. I’m an Artist. My Pure Vision will not be sullied by the dirty hands of commerce. Unfortunately, as the size of the McMansion that publishers dangled in front of me became progressively larger and more ridiculous, my Artistic Integrity slowly evaporated into the California sun…”

7 eBook Price Points Defended

How much should an eBook cost? To give publishers and authors some guidance, we’ve collected spirited defenses of seven different eBook prices–choose the price that works best for your writing.

According to a new and unscientific poll, Nathan Bransford found that 51 percent of his readers thought eBooks should be priced between $5 and $9.99. What is your favorite price point?

$0.99 Novelist John Locke sold more than one million eBooks with this price point: “When I saw that highly successful authors were charging $9.99 for an e-book, I thought that if I can make a profit at 99 cents, I no longer have to prove I’m as good as them … Rather, they have to prove they are ten times better than me.”

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Lit Resolutions from Andrew Shaffer, Andrea Cremer, Delilah Marvelle & Tanya Wright

Last week, we started the literary New Year’s resolutions hashtag on Twitter. Today, we have more literary New Year’s resolutions from authors. Share your resolutions in the comments section or on Twitter.

Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love writer Andrew Shaffer (otherwise known as Evil Wylie/Emperor Franzen): “Although my resolution is to make it through my ‘to be read’ pile before buying any new books, I have absolutely no intention of keeping it…Books are a drug, and I’m hooked. Publishers know this, which is why they continue to put out new books that I simply MUST read.”

Nightshade children’s series writer Andrea Cremer: “To give more depth and breadth to the Nightshade world with the fourth book in the series: a prequel set in 1400s Europe (will publish in fall 2012). To start the steampunk series that’s been brewing in my mind for months now. To finish up my academic monograph – a revision of my doctoral thesis on gender and warfare in 17th century New England.”

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GalleyCat Interviews Stephanie Meyers

Meet Harper Perennial editor Stephanie Meyers. She has blond hair, an obsession with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and reserves her editing pen for nonfiction books, not writing vampire novels. If you look closely, you will see that her name is only two letters off from the name of Twilight‘s famous author.

Meyers recently co-edited a book of essays entitled The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas with Robin Harvie and it features an essay by writer Andrew Shaffer (better known as Evil Wylie/Emperor Franzen).

However, if you want to find her on Google, you need to be very specific with your keywords. When asked if she would do an interview, the editor responded: “I’d love to talk to you about my name doppelganger situation—anything to reclaim a tiny piece of the Google search pie.” Our interview follows below…

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