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Weird Al Yankovic On Writing in Verse

In celebration of both April Fool’s Day and National Poetry Month, we bring you an interview with Grammy Award-winning parody musician Weird Al Yankovic (pictured, via Seth Olenick).

As we reported, Yankovic’s children’s book (When I Grow Up) recently climbed The New York Times‘ bestseller list. Here are highlights from the interview…

Q: How did you land your book deal?
A: I was approached a few years ago by Anne Hoppe, an editor at HarperCollins. She was a fan of my songwriting, and thought that the wordplay and sensibility displayed in my lyrics suggested that I might be adept at writing children’s books. I readily agreed, having felt the same thing for quite some time.

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The Art of the Book Review

The Art of the Book ReviewStarting August 4, learn how to get paid to write reviews that will influence the publishing landscape! Taught by a Publishers Weekly book critic, you'll learn how to recommend a book to its audience, write reviews of varying lengths, tailor a review to a specific publication and more! You'll leave this course with two original reviews and a list of paying markets for book reviews. Register now! 

Author Lindsey Pollak: ‘Twitter Is Crucial’ for Job Seekers

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lindsey112.jpg How useful is Twitter in helping one obtain a job in new media? What about when promoting your book or author platform? Writer Jennifer Pullinger put the question to bestselling author and career expert Lindsey Pollak, one of the speakers at the Mediabistro Career Circus August 4.

“Twitter is crucial because it allows you to create a personalized newsfeed of the thoughts, questions, activities, and opinions of people in the industry you want to join. That information is invaluable for a jobseeker trying to meet people and make a good impression in the industry.”

“Participating in the conversation on Twitter is like attending a conference or networking event all day, every day. If I were looking for a job in new media, I would follow every single person who works in the company or industry I want to join.”

Lindsey Pollak talks about building a meaningful public profile and social presence in her upcoming presentation at Mediabistro Career Circus on August 4 in New York.

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