Harlequin Picks Up “Sh*t Girls Say” Book, but can publishing keep up with internet memes?

By Lori Culwell

Harlequin has just announced that they are getting into non-fiction, and how they just signed a book contract with Kyle Humphrey and Graydon Sheppard, who, in case you don’t know them, are the creators of this popular internet meme:     This meme went viral back in December and prompted a zillion knock-offs, including “Sh*t Hippie Girls Say, Sh*t Seattle People Say, Sh*t Asians Say,” and so on. Is this a great idea for a book?  Maybe.   The fact that the videos have gotten 26… Continue Reading


How can I use a personal website for book promotions and marketing?

By Lori Culwell

Your personal website is the center of your marketing campaign. It is the one place where you can corral all of your latest blogs or articles, offer your books for sale, and have people sign up for more information or contact you for interviews. All author websites, whether starting from scratch with a brand new one or dusting off an old one, should include: your name, your book (with a clickable image that goes right to the online bookseller where you can buy it), your… Continue Reading