The Noble Pen for Mar 17, 2016

Next Noble Pen Meeting

March 17, 2016 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids


You may want to mark your calendars for a June 13 visit by Stephen King at Prairie Lights in Iowa City.


Barnes and Noble has decided to discontinue Nook service in the UK, and is transferring those Nook users to another service that will allow them to continue using content already purchased, and perhaps to add from that service, but no longer download purchases from B&N.


Cassie learned that her book in being sold at B&N at Coral Ridge Mall and will be carried in an all-romance store in California.  She completed a war memory scene for the current book.

Dylan got a new commission, so now has four to complete.


Most writers would like to get a book deal with a publishing house.  There is a lot that goes on in such a transaction, and a new author should study up before signing.  Here’s a detailed discussion.  And some more advice.  Joe Konrath discusses some traps for the unwary.

Jessica Strawser has some observations on the process after getting the deal that surprised her. (Part 1 and Part 2)

Upcoming Schedule

March 17

March 24
Aime W.
Bill H.

March 31

April 7
Open slot

April 14
Open slots

Keep Writing,