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Posts Tagged ‘Marcy Dermansky’

Harper Perennial Selling 20 eBooks for 99-Cents Apiece

During August, Harper Perennial is running a 20 eBooks for $20 promotion, selling a select set of titles for 99-cents at all major eBook retailers.

The list includes: I Am Not Myself These Days by Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Bad Marie by Marcy Dermansky and A Common Pornography by Kevin Sampsell. Follow this Facebook link to enter a sweepstakes to win a $20 gift certificate from Harper Perennial.

If you want to support an indie bookseller, the promotion works across a number of indie outlets. Below, we’ve listed all the independent bookstores celebrating the promotion through Google eBookstore.

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Facebook Your Next Literary Event

facebooklogo.jpgAre you planning a literary event? Post the details on our Facebook wall so we can help spread the word.

We launched our Facebook page last week and started to build a directory of the best publisher pages on Facebook. Now we want to revive our literary events calendar–using Facebook to keep the calendar straight.

Visit our wall and add your event.

To show you how it’s done, we posted about an upcoming Greenlight Bookstore event–the Blogger/Author Pairing of Marcy Dermansky and Lizzie Skurnick.

Nanny Lit Strikes Back

MarcyDermansky.jpgThe NY Times ran a trend piece today about a recent upsurge in books about nannies–eight years after The Nanny Diaries topped bestseller charts. The story led with an excerpt from Bad Marie, a novel by Morning Media Menu guest Marcy Dermansky.

Check it out: “‘Envy is something I’m interested in, in general,’ said Ms. Dermansky, interviewed in her home in the Astoria section of Queens, where she lives with her husband and daughter, Nina. ‘There’s always a house that’s better to play at, someone who has better toys.’ Because of their flexible schedules as writers, Ms. Dermansky and her husband only occasionally rely on a baby sitter to look after their daughter, now 11 months old.”

Follow this link to listen to Dermansky’s GalleyCat interview–talking about how she landed her book deal and how she balances family life with her writing life.

Landing a Literary Book Deal the Good Old Fashioned Way

MarcyDermansky.jpgIn this topsy-turvy world of million dollar advances for debut books, it’s reassuring to read about a literary author who launched a career the good old fashioned way.

Today’s guest on the Morning Media Menu was Marcy Dermansky, talking about her novel, Bad Marie. Her dark and suspenseful book focuses on woman who is “tall, voluptuous, beautiful, thirty years old, and fresh from six years in prison for being an accessory to murder and armed robbery.” We discussed French movies, writing, and motherhood.

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Dermansky explained how she landed her book deal for Twins. “In a way, I got lucky, but it wasn’t really luck. I published short stories first–which I think is really good advice for a writer. I had one short story published in the Indiana Review. With that story, I had four agents contact me and ask if I had representation. And I didn’t. I also didn’t have a book to sell at that time. But there was one agent [Alex Glass of Trident Media Group] that I really liked. I got a good feeling from his emails. Two years later when I did have a book I wrote him and said, ‘Hey Alex, I’m back. And I have a book. That’s how my first book happened.”